INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts

This is my first time in Canada, and there are a lot of new things that catch my attention.

The other night when I was coming back home, I saw three skunks in my street. I had never seen one before and there were three! They were walking quietly and at the same time like if they were hand in hand (or claw in claw…or whatever that the skunks have).

But there are more! My flatmates and I were having dinner and just in front of our window we saw a big rackoon climbing on it! Of course we hurried up a close the window like if there were a lion instead.

There are gentle animals, but it´s better not to approach them because if they feel threatened they can attack, and better not try it! Especially with skunks!

Everybody knows that Vancouver has a lot of wildlife, but I live in the middle of the city! There are just some plants and trees around my home! I can´t imagine what you can find if you live near Stanley Park or one of the multiple parks, lakes that Vancouver has.

British Columbia has the greatest concentration in bears of the world with more than 100,000 bears. They could be considered the most dangerous animal in Canada, but the main problem is humans usually see them like a cuddly animals because teddy bears or cartoons and some people feed them which is particularly dangerous because then bears associate humans with food! So never feed them!

In Vancouver Island are common the cougars, it´s is like a big cat, but dangerous. They usually attack the littler or more vulnerable people, so we must be especially careful if there are any children or we are short and thin (Xenia please take care!)

In some parks of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey nowadays we can often find coyotes. Humans are not usually in risk with them, but children can be!

We must enjoy all the awesome things that Vancouver offers like its wildlife but being always cautious!

Cheers,

Irene

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

The INTERNeX Volunteer Program!

Do you love animals? Have you ever wanted to help, rescue or rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? You can do this when you join the INTERNeX Volunteer Program! With the volunteer program you will help orphaned wildlife in Canada, because they need help all year round. With the volunteer program you will help out a local community and immerse yourself into an amazing and historical culture!

Most of the volunteer locations are in the remote parts of Canada, so if you enjoy nature and being outdoors as well, this program is the right fit for you! You will see the most beautiful, breath taking views and places. It is also possible to volunteer in a big city for those who prefer that, such as Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary. In the cities you can volunteer at pet rescue centers, where you will have to take care of cats, dogs and other pets.

The volunteer program is not quite the perfect holiday program, because the volunteering work could be exhausting sometimes. However, helping and rescuing animals is definitely a rewarding experience in your life. The volunteer program is unpaid, but it is definitely worth the international experience you will get back!

Are you outgoing, flexible, hard working, physically fit, good at communicating with others and a Canada fan? Then you would fit perfectly in our volunteer program! Would you like more information about this program? Go to our website: www.internexcanada.com

Make your Canada experience a unique one, go for INTERNeX!

Cheers,
Claudia

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