What to do on the weekend?

The weather in Vancouver keeps surprising me. Looking up the forecast beforehand doesn’t help in most cases, because it is changing so quickly here. But what to plan for the weekend then? Here is the deal: Look out of your window in the morning and choose one of these ideas!

Sun is out! A great way to explore Vancouver is by bike. Most of you might not have a bike here, but renting one is affordable and easy. That is what I did last weekend and I really enjoyed it. There are many nice routes in and around the city. The one that is most famous is the route along the seawall in Stanley Park. You can ride all the way around the park or choose to shorten your path and ride through it. It is an easy route with a beautiful view that will take you about one hour of cycling.

sdrIf you have more time, I would recommend another option. This route starts at English Bay. From there, you cycle to Sunset Beach all the way to False Creek. There are bike lanes everywhere and the signs are pretty clear. Then, you will pass by Science World and Canada Place and continue to Kitsilano. This route you will take about two hours if you take it easy. Kits Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a little break before heading back to downtown. You can either go back directly via Burrard Bridge or you ride back the same route. On this way, you will see many different faces of Vancouver: parks, beaches and the city. There are many beautiful photo spots, so take your time for some stops throughout the way.

Cloudy and rainy! There are so many indoor activities in Vancouver, so it might be a difficult choice. Here are some of my favourites.

A rather short, but awesome activity is visiting Fly Over Canada. As the name already says, you get the feeling of literally flying over the country. No worries, you are actually sitting the entire time. Beautiful Canadian landscapes combined with brand-new cinema technology create a pretty cool experience.

If you want to be more active, what about jumping around for a bit? A trampoline park is a great place to spend some time on a rainy day. The Extreme Air Park has several locations in Vancouver. We just explored it last week with INTERNeX and everyone had a lot of fun.

Another place-to-be for such days, is Granville Island. You can easily spend some time walking around in the indoor food market where you can buy lots of fresh fruits and meals.

Whatever the weather will bring us this weekend, you are prepared. Enjoy your time in- or outdoors!– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock!

Hey everybody,

This weekend I want to tell you about my culture shock (experience) when cycling in Vancouver! The second day in Canada I bought a nice looking mountain bike via Craigslist.com. (for just $100!)  I’m used to cycle in The Netherlands and it’s a cheap and fun way for travels.

I thought, it would be easy to move around with a bike. I was wrong.. Vancouver is not that so flat as The Netherlands is. There are a lot of mountains and hills so sometimes the ride feels like a big challenge.
Everyday I cycle around 7 km towards downtown. In this direction it’s really easy. There are only hills that are going down so you can gain some speed! But after work, it’s a hell of a job to climb up those hills. I’m really glad that I bought a mountain bike with a lot of gears. Otherwise it would be to difficult 😉
Now after two weeks I get quite use to this route. The length of my ride is getting shorter and at the same time I work on my fitness as well!

When you are coming from the east the best cycling route is the Adanac Street. It takes you all the way towards downtown Vancouver! All the cars have to yield for you so this makes your route saver and faster. One important thing that you have to remember is wearing a helmet. In the Vancouver area it is permitted to wear one. If you don’t you will risk a fine.. It’s up to you!

Enjoy cycling in Vancouver and stay safe!

Have a good Sunday and enjoy,

Jelle

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: What to do on the weekend?

How is everybody doing? It’s my first week in Canada and still no rain. Because the nice weather continues we have found some fun outdoor activities to do this weekend for you guys!


Go Kart in Richmond

First of course the Go Kart in Richmond tomorrow. Finally after weeks the weather is good enough to give it a go!! I never drove a small kart so I hope I do not crash. But I have some driving experience with normal cars ;). I think we will have a great time there together.

  • When: May 11, 2013 at 1pm. We will meet before that time. This will be announced on the Facebook page of the event later today.


Stanley Park

There also are other ways to enjoy this sunny weather. For example, go to the Stanley Park just outside Vancouver. You can rent a bike or just walk around.
An other option is to buy a nice lunch and sit in the green grass enjoying the ships passing by. Maybe you see some animals to!

Stanley Park is located west from Downtown Vancouver. MAP

After the weekend the rain will return :(. So take advantages from these outdoor activities and tips! Have a good weekend everybody!

Cheers,

Jelle

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: BiKE ToUR @ Stanley Park

Get ready for our big bike ride at Stanley Park this weekend. We will rent bikes (or bring your own) and spend the afternoon cruising around Stanley Park! It will be a sunny weekend in Vancouver – the right time for some outdoor activities after a long rainy winter.

We can bike the 8km-Stanley Park section of the Seawall right on the edge of the water. Did you know that the Seawall was renewed in 2010/2011? It is now the most popular (and the most beautiful) place to bike and skate in Vancouver. We can also take a look on wildlife and sights inside the park. The Lost Lagoon or the Totem Poles wait to be discovered!

When: Sunday, May 27th, 1 pm
Where: Meeting point is  the intersection West Georgia St/Denman Street in front of the bike shop. We will get our rented bikes and head towards the Park.

See you there!

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