What to do on the weekend?

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome our all-time favourite days of the week: Saturday and Sunday aka the weekend! And this time Monday is joining the club of the free days! Yes, you read it right, we are having an extra-long weekend. In case you do not know yet how to spend those days, let me inspire you.

From Saturday until Monday, you can go to the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Play ping pong, get a photo where you can hold a real 2010 Olympic Torch or do rock climbing, there are enough sports-related activities to do. The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is open from 10am until 5pm and all weekend, you can get 50% off admission.

During the whole weekend, it is also possible for you to show off your ice skating skills on the outdoor ice rink at Robson Square (corner of Robson Street and Howe) from 9am until 11pm. It is free to do so, and if you cannot bring your own skates, you can rent a pair there for around $5, cash payment only!

Feel more like visiting a museum? Then I can advise you to go to the Museum of Vancouver to discover Vancouver’s history. The admission is free on Monday, 12th February and the museum is open from 10am until 5pm.

Have a nice, relaxing and fun weekend, no matter what you do! Personally, I am looking forward to our weekend trip to Kelowna!

And do not forget, the INTERNeX office is closed from Friday, 9th until Monday, 12th February.

– Nadine

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 goes Victoria!!

A new month means also a new monthly trip. This month we are planning to take you all to the beautiful Victoria on Vancouver Island on the 23rd of September. The original plan was a one-day trip, which cost $110 dollar. But now we are planning a two-day trip, which is a lot more fun. Check our Facebook page to stay updated about the latest details.

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It will be a nice trip where you maybe will have the chance to see some whales on our way to Victoria. Besidesthis you will also have the opportunity to visit downtown Victoria where you can go shop or eat some good food, but you could also visit the Butchart Gardens, The castle and/or the ARC museum. We have a diner included after afun day in Victoria. We will spend the night in Victoria and next day we will go back to Vancouver again.

So if you would love to join us for this nice and wonderful trip then please sign up at the office and we will make sure you will have an amazing day.

– Bart

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

 

Did you know.. Rockies

Noivado Ro e Ana-4Did you know…

+ That the Rockies stretch over 3000 miles or 4830 kilometres and are included as one of the major mountains in the world? It spans from Canada to New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

Noivado Ro e Ana-32+ That the Rocky Mountains were formed 80 to 55 million years ago?

+ That there are four groups which divideRocky Mountain? They have at least 100 different ranges. The four groups include the Southern Rockies, Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies, Colorado Plateau, and Middle Rockies.

Noivado Ro e Ana-38+ That The highest peak of Rocky Mountain in Central North America is located in Mount Elbert? The mountain is in Colorado. It has the height around 14,440 feet (4,4 km).

+ That INTERNeX is organizing a trip to the Rocky Mountains in May?

 

That’s what I thought; sign up now for this four days trip to the Rocky Mountains for only $389.

Check out the Facebook event for more information!

 

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

What do you know about the short history of Vancouver?

Maybe at this stage you must to know a lot of things about Vancouver: the biggest streets, the local food, and which website is better for checking out the bus schedule. But how many things do you know about the history of this city? Maybe the first thing that you have to know is that Vancouver is an only 125 years old city!

If you feel curious, here you have a timeline with the most remarkable facts that happened in our lovely Van.

–       1791: The Spanish Captain Jose Maria Narvaez was the first European to explore the area.

–       1791: The second European was the British Captain George Vancouver.

–       1808: Simon Fraser arrived descending the river, which wears his name. He was the first European to settle down in the area.

–       1858: Colony of British Columbia was established.

–       1867: Hastings Mill was founded, was a sawmill on the south shore of Burrard Inlet.

–       1867: Gassy Jack made a deal with the Hasting Mill workers. They built a saloon and he provided them to whiskey. Around this saloon the first neighborhood of Vancouver was built. The name of that area is Gastown, in honor of Gassy Jack.

–       1869:  A large amount of people moved to Gastown to build the Canadian Pacific Railway. Gastown is surveyed as Granville Townsite.

–       1886: Finally the Canadian Pacific Railway was finished and Granville was renamed as the City of Vancouver.

–       1914: Panama Canal was opened and Port of Vancouver has become one of the largest in the world.

Gassy Jack statue in Gastown

So we are here, enjoying this beautiful city! If you are one of the lucky persons who won one of the free tickets for the Big Bus, you can come with us one day to learn more about the history of Vancouver.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Clara.

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: Jelle says ‘’Hallo’’

Hello everybody!

I’m Jelle de Graaf, and I’m one of the new PR interns. I am a Dutch student and I’m living close to Amsterdam in a small town called Enkhuizen. The city of Enkhuizen has an old city centre with many historical buildings to discover.

For the last 7 years I’ve studied in Amsterdam. The first 4 years I did a studie in graphic design, and now I’m studying international tourism management. Because of my study I’d like to travel alot. Discover new places and cultures all around the world. Last year I did a marketing and promotion internship in Kenya and I made a study trip with my university to China.

Some other hobbies of mine are watching or attending soccer games of Ajax Amsterdam, going out with friends, seeing interesting movies and visiting all kind of museums. In other words, I’m an outgoing and open person who likes to meet new people!

I’m very impressed of Vancouver and the views of the surrounding mountains. There is alot to see and to do and I’m sure I will have a great time spending the couple of months with my INTERNeX colleagues, and other Canadian people that I am going to meet! I already found out that Canadians are very kind and helpful people.

This morning I walked through Gastown with all the great restaurants, bars and shops. After that I discovered the waterfront of downtown. Here you have some beautiful views of the busy harbour and the incoming ships.

Within my internship I want to improve my English grammar and enjoy all the new experiences during my stay here in Vancouver!
I’m looking forward to speak to you reallyl soon and please, feel free to chat with me or leave a comment below!

Thanks,

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: Travel Tip (not only) for Newcomers – Big Bus Vancouver

A new city is super exciting and also a little overwhelming sometimes. No doubt about that. So many things to see, places to go, activities to engage in and the hardest part would be how to fit it all into one or two days of hardcore ‘sightseeing’ rather than wandering around on your own and spending hours to get from A to B. I’ve had the same problem when I first got to Vancouver even though the city is rather small if you compare it to the megacities of the world. Still, it’s way bigger than my home town with 3000 inhabitants in the middle of nowhere. 🙂 So here’s the solution for this issue: Big Bus Vancouver!

Actually I love doing this in pretty much every city I go. First spend one day on the Hop On Hop Off bus, decide where you really wanna go and check out these places on your own the day(s) after. That’s how it worked perfectly for me in cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Barcelona and Berlin – no clue why I never considered it for Vancouver. Only last week, we – the PR team – got the chance of experiencing a Big Bus tour ourselves and this was when I realized that I hadn’t seen like half of Vancouver yet (and I had been to Van TWICE before I got here again about five weeks ago…shame on me, I know!). Well I guess you see everything from a different perspective too and it makes you detect a different side of the city. The tour took us from the starting point in Gastown to English Bay, then continued to Stanley Park before heading back downtown on Robson Street. After a little detour to my favourite place in Vancouver – Granville Island -, the friendly bus driver took us all the way to the BC Place Stadium and Dr. Sun Yeat-Sen Chinese Garden before we finished our loop in Gastown again. The best part about Big Bus is, that you can hop on and off as often as you like and whenever you feel like going for a walk or checking out the cute dress in a shop on Robson St, you can definitely do it. Have you seen one of these pink double-deckers roaming around Vancouver yet? They are also included in the price as well as the ferry loop on False Creek, for example to take the shortcut from English Bay to Granville Island directly on the water.

Big Bus is a great way to spend a day or two exploring this beautiful place and probably discovering more than you would see if you did it on your own. Check out their website to learn more about the tours, special offer packages and prices.

Hope to see you tonight at Karaoke!! 🙂

Cheers

Marianne

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

Hospitality Program

Do you know that INTERNeX offers many different programs next to the internship program? One of these programs is the hospitality program. Are you interested in exploring and working and traveling in Canada, but you do not have a budget? Then this program is perfect for YOU!

INTERNeX can find jobs for you in the hospitality and tourism sector, you will work here approximately 30 hours per week, but the rest of the week you can discover Canada!

What are the benefits for you?

  • Improve your language skills
  • Gain work experience in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry
  • Learn about the Canadian culture
  • Experience how it is to work with people from different countries
  • Become more independent

The best work opportunities are in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. You can work in cafe’s and restaurants.

If you prefer to work in a hotel then you can work in one of the resorts in Whistler or Banff.

The minimum stay is 16 weeks, but if you want to stay longer that is no problem!

For more information please visit our website.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers, Lydia

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