INTERNeX Explorer: The Rocky Mountains -Part 1

Since we are going to the Rocky Mountains at the end of March, I thought it’d be a great idea to learn a bit about the places we will visit during our trip! The first day we will be arriving at Valemount, BC!

Valemount is a town surrounded by the beautiful BC mountain ranges, Cariboo, the Monashee, and of course the Rockies. Today, this place welcomes travelers all year round with fun and exciting activities such snowmobiling, heli-skiing in winter, hiking, camping, and trail riding, and whitewater rafting in summer! You can also just simply enjoy the quiet serenity as you breathe in the fresh mountain air!

Mount Robson

But in the early 1900’s, Valemount played an important role in railway construction between the Great Northern and Grand Trunk Railroads, which later became the CN Railway System.  In 1928, Valemount became a railway station, and you’ll be able to see the historic remains and artifacts on display at the Valemount and Area Museum!

It is also the closest town to Mount Robson, the TALLEST of the Canadian Rocky Mountains! As for shopping, they have really unique and locally made gifts that you can’t find anywhere else!

Cranberry Marsh near Valemount, BC
Photo courtesy of RCCbc-Rural Coordination Centre of BC

That’s all for now, don’t want to spoil it for you before the trip 😉 But why don’t you see this amazing place for yourself? Remember to register at our office and click here to join our Facebook event page! 

Cheers,

Flora

 

 

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INTERNeX Canada: News / Fun Facts

In 2 weeks INTERNeX Goes Rockies 2012!! For those who have already signed up; you’re in for one of the most unforgettable Easter weekends you will ever have and for those who haven’t signed up yet please make sure you don’t miss out!!

This week I will tell you more about the three places where we will be staying during our Rockies tour; Valemont, Banff and Golden.

VALEMOUNT

On Friday 6th we will arrive in Valemont. Valemont is in BC and is situated in a valley between the Rocky Mountains, Monashee Mountains and Cariboo Mountains.

Valemount is home to the highest peak of the Rockies; Mount Robson at 3,954m. A lot of wildlife can be seen in the mountainous  areas of Valemount such as; elk, moose, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, mule, caribou, beaver, muskrat and much more.

BANFF

On our second day we will be going to the highest town (at 1, 383 m) in the whole of Canada; Banff. This beautiful national park of Alberta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a United Nations designation which helps protect a very large part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

 

There are quite a few activities you can do in Banff, such as: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hiking, gondola rides, dog sledding and much much more!

GOLDEN

Our last night will be spent in Golden, BC. This beautiful part of Canada is surrounded by the Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park and is known as ‘Kicking Horse Country’.

Golden has quite a few impressing attractions that you need to see while we are there. It is home to the longest covered pedestrian bridge in all of Canada. You can even take a gondola ride to see the unbelievable views of the valley and mountain vistas.

For information about this amazing Rockies Trip read our “INTERNeX Goes Rockies 2012” Details blog post and join the event on Facebook.

Are you interested in signing up for the trip? Send us an email at pr@internexcanada.com! You can also email us with any additional questions you may have.

Have a great Sunday!

Cheers,

Lies