INTERNeX experiences Whistler

Past Friday we started our amazing weekend trip to Whistler. During our bus ride we collected some power for the night. Whistler received us with rain and the way from the bus station to the hotel therefore was not that enjoyable, especially because we all had to carry lots of food and of course our baggage.
Furthermore the challenge for me was to guide all people, with suitcase in the one hand, IMG_2008mobile phone as a navigation system and umbrella in the other hand, to our accommodation.
After arriving there we divided all the food (more or less) fair and got ready for having dinner.
I was wondering that we managed to go out togetherbecause actually it’s always a little difficult to handle so many people. Therefore I’m glad we made it! Afterwards we met up in one of our rooms for celebrating the rest of Vivien’s birthday. In addition to that we partied into Yannick’s birthday. We had lots of fun!

IMG_2072Concerning the weather the next day was a way better than the day before.

Luckily the sun was shining the whole day. Perfect requirements for doing all the activities we had planned. Most of us did zip lining which is really amazing and it’s also a lot of fun! I have done that before so I just went hiking with some other girls. We bought a ticket for one of the gondolas and enjoyed the gorgeous view on the peak of the mountain. Some girls also did bungee jumping. I would never do a bungee jump or something comparable. I’m not afraid of heights but I don’t trust the equipment. However the girls really had fun and would like to do this again. Unbelievable!

As I already mentioned two of our INTEReXers had their birthday this past weekend so we had a good reason to party a lot. That’s why we went out to have some drinks after we cooked dinner on our own. That night was just awesome!IMG_2075

Sadly we didn’t manage to go out as a whole group because some preferred to go to a Club and some only wanted to go to a Pub. I decided to join the “Pub Crawl”. We played darts and some drinking games. It was so much fun!

Even on Sunday our group was separated. I was part of the “Adventure Group”. We wanted to go to Alta Lake, which is actually very close to Whistler Village, and our plan was to rent a canoe but instead we experienced the surroundings (even if it was involuntary…). Nevertheless I guess there are worse places to spend your Sunday afternoon. The weather was beautiful and for that reason we relaxed on a jetty and enjoined
the amazing view we had on the mountains, the lake and the houses around the lake.IMG_2079
And then the weekend trip was already almost over again. Time flies a way too fast especially if you are having a good time and that’s what we had.

 

Hope you enjoined the trip as much as I did!

September Event List

The first week of September is already over…Time sure flies!
But what is there to do for the rest of the month?

Check it out. The link below will lead you to our Event Calendar of September:

September-2015-Calendar

We also have another overnight trip coming up. We’re going to Whistler for a whole weekend! The dates are October 2-4.
Plans are currently being made for the details but here a quick overview of what we’d like to do:

  • transit via Greyhound
  • 2 night stay at a hotel suite or lodge with hot tubs, kitchen, etc.
  • optional activities such as mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, bungee jumping, gondola ride
  • experience Whistler Village night life
  • have fun and enjoy the time in Whistler

We’re trying to keep the price under 200$ which will include transit, the overnight stay and food to cook while at the suite/lodge.

We’ll keep you updated on more details over the next few days.

 

Cheers

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INTERNeX Canada: Whistle Weekend Review

After the last weekend we can look back to an amazing Whistler trip! We had so much fun in these two action-packed days! Exciting hikes to lakes and a suspension bridge, fascinating bike rides with gripping lake views, thrilling ziplines and literally breathtaking bungee jumps!

We started off on Friday and our bus ride was filled with the foggy and mysterious-looking landscapes of the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway. In Whistler we checked in the HI hostel and were happy to discover our rooms to be in a private unit with bathroom facilities – just for our group! Friday night we enjoyed the nightlife of Whistler Village: we went for pizza, had drinks and watched sport highlights of the day in a pub, danced the night away in a club where a fire breathing bartender entertained us even more.

Our Saturday trip started with a hike to Lost Lake that actually was quite easy to find :-). Later, some of us rented bikes to continue a sunny tour around the beautiful Whistler lakes. Others had probably the most thrilling experience of their lives: we jumped from a 50m high bridge over the Cheakamus River! A moment that will stick with us forever. In the evening rain took over in Whistler, so we stayed in the hostel and had a tasty dinner with hamburgers and salad. A spacious and fully equipped kitchen was perfect to prepare food for the whole group and was a lot of fun for us all! It was a relaxed evening at HI Whistler: we hung out in the comfy chairs of the hostel’s common area and used the TV room with the huge screen for a movie night!

The hostel also provides a convenient dining room and café for breakfast, which was amazing for an early Sunday morning. We began our day with a hike starting right next to the hostel and discovered a suspension bridge on our way! Some of us went for another adrenaline shot and zip lined high up the Blackcomb Mountain. To end our perfect Whistler experience we took the Peak2Peak Gondola to see the graceful mountains expand in front of us and, once on the top, we spotted the famous Inukshuk Olympic symbol! It was a spectacular view!

Thank you everybody for joining this amazing trip and making it an unforgettable experience!

Cheers,

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

This weekend was a very busy one for the INTERNeX PR Team! Katie and myself were given the great opportunity to go on a Fam Trip with Discover Canada Tours. The trip included a day in Whistler followed by one night of camping in Lytton.

In Whistler we visited the Squamish & Lil’wat Cultural Centre to learn more about the two different Native heritages and how they have come together over the years. I definitely received a whole new insight into these two cultures and for those who are interested I would certainly recommend it! The afternoon followed with the peak 2 peak gondola rides to the top of Whistler Mountain and then across to Blackcomb Mountain. The views were incredible and we really felt as if we were on top of the world as the mountains stretched further than the eye could see. I even saw my first little black bear from one of the gondola’s!

Then it was time to make our way over to Lytton. A beautiful desert town about 3 hours from Whistler with some very scenic routes on the way. After camp was set  up at the HYAK camping grounds we received  a delicious BBQ dinner and eventually proceeded to the warm campfire where we ended our night quite early in order to prepare us for the exciting rafting adventure in the morning.

Sunday morning was an unforgettable one. As Katie and I got all strapped up for the white water rafting on the Thompson River we had no idea what to expect. The water is currently at its highest level it has ever been and we were told the water and the rapids were extremely wild right now. It was incredibly fun and safe to say we made it out alive with big smiles on our faces 🙂 Pictures will be on our Flickr Page shortly.

To round-off an amazing trip we spent the afternoon at Hell’s Gate; the narrowest part of the Fraser River where the water is traveling at its fastest speed and the rapids are deadly.

It was a beautiful weekend, and for anyone else who is interested in taking part in Discover Canada Tours’ Rafting Trip to Lytton I would highly recommend it! For more information please visit their website.

Thank you so much to Discover Canada Tours for this amazing opportunity.

Cheers,

Lies & Katie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

Hi everyone,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was great! On Saturday I went to Whistler! It was a perfect day, no clouds, lots of sun, good snow, not too busy! Me and my friend really enjoyed this day! I knew that Whistler is the best ski resort of North-America, and now I totally understand why!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday evening I went to the Staffhouse party, there were many people, and we had lots of fun.

On Sunday I went with a friend to Stanley Park,  the bright night! It was very beautiful! As you can see on the picture below! I really got the Christmas feeling when I walked in the park!

I already look forward to the next weekend!

How was your weekend? Let us know, by leaving a comment below!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

What to do an the weekend?

Hi Everyone!

It is almost weekend 😀 which means time to do and see more of the beautiful  cities here in Canada! the PR-team has some suggestions for what you can do upcoming weekend!

 Vancouver – English Bay

On Saturday August 6th between 10:00 – 10:25pm there will be another beautiful firework show. This time it is up to Canada to give away a great firework show.  Canada is Known for their “out of the box” music selections, the theme “Then and Now” explores music itself. You can go to English bay to have perfect view of the firework, but be on time because there will be more than 400.000 people.

If you want to know more, then you can click here.
Start time: 10:00-10:25pm
Date: 6th of August

 Vancouver – Chinatown

Upcoming weekend  on Saturday and Sunday there will be a free festival in Vancouver Chinatown.
Last year there wore more than 50.000 people who went to Chinatown to enjoy and experience one of the biggest multicultural summer celebrations.

During this festival there are many things to do:
– Open Market
– Historic WalkingTours
– Multicultural Stage Performers
– 125th Photo exhibition
– Youth Talent Showdown 2010
– Street fest

There will be something for everyone here at Chinatown Festival!

For more information you can visit their website.

Start time:
12:00pm till 06:00 pm.
Date: 6th and 7th August
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Toronto – From Broadview to Jones Avenue

In Toronto you can eat your way through the streets of Greek Town on this weekend.
The “Taste of the Danforth” is an annual street festival in Toronto. It is located around GreekTown and celebrates besides the other restaurants and vendors the best of Greek food and culture. Lots of exhibitors offer contests, prizes and free samples. There will be also a Beer Garden to help keep the thirsty patrons refreshed.
There are a couple of stages on which there will be something going on every day: BROADVIEW STAGE, CELEBRITY STAGE and IMMORTALS GREEK STAGE.

So enjoy the greek food and culture 🙂

 For more information you can go to their website.

When:
Friday  5th August, 6pm-12am
Saturday 6th August, 12pm-12am
Sunday 7th August, 12pm-8pm
Where:
From Broadview to Jones Avenue
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Whistler – Blackcomb Mountain

The event will start and Finish in the tube park located near lot 8 on backcomb Mountain.
This is atrack run, but not just running to the finish point. No,,, it is an obstacle course throug muds,dird,tires, just everything to make it nearly impossible to finish, very much fun to watch!

From 10:00 tot 3:30 every half an hour will start a new wave of challangers

For more information please click here.

Where: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
Date: 6th August

Enjoy you weekend!

Cheers,  your PR-Team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com