Rockies tour guide: Schedule

Our Rocky Mountains trip is less than 1 month away! We wanted to give you a clear and short overview of the trip.

We will meet between 7.15 AM and 7.30 AM at Canada Place Way between Howe & Burrard Street. The bus will depart at 8 AM, so please make sure that you are on time. On our way to Chase we will make a stop at the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. Here you have time to walk around, make a ride on a miniature train or go to the bobcat feeding. You will also have some time to get some food or buy souvenirs. After our stop we will continue our journey to Chase. Once we are in Chase we will check into the Quaaout Lodge & Spa. At the hotel we will get to know a bit more about the Canadian culture from an aboriginal Shuswap Tribe member. After that you will get free time to rest, freshen up, go to the campfire or to use the hotel facilities like the hot tub or the swimming pool.

On Saturday it is time to go to the beautiful place Banff. We will drive through the Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park. This means you will get enough opportunities to make beautiful pictures on the way to Lake Louise. At Lake Louise you will get free time to either do ice skating, play ice hockey or just to explore the area. After these amazing activities, we will head to our next hotel on Banff Ave. In the evening, you can go shopping, visit the hot springs or just relax at the hotel. When you all had your rests, you will get the chance to go to a night club. This night out will be in Alberta, which means that 18 year old candidates can join us as well!

On this day you will have time to do optional activities such as skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Mountain, dog sledding, ice walking or going on the Banff Gondola. If you choose to not participate in any of these activities, you can sleep a bit longer and join an extended tour of Banff. In the late afternoon, we will leave beautiful Banff and drive to Golden. Once we checked into the hotel, there will be free time to make use of the hotel facilities. The hotel has an indoor pool with waterslide and a hot tub, so put on your bathing suit and take a dip into the pool. If you prefer to go out again, you can also go to the local pub for an end of tour party.

On Monday we still got a few nice activities planned for you. On our drive back to Vancouver, we will first go to Roger’s Pass National Historic Site. After that we will make a stop at Craigellachie before we continue our journey to Vancouver. We will arrive in Vancouver at about 7.30 PM.

Packing list
We know it is sometimes hard to figure out what you need to bring on your trip. Therefore, we made a packing list of items you definitely should bring to the Rockies:
– Cash
– Phone + charger
– Walking shoes
– Passport + second ID
– Toiletries
– Bathing suit
– Camera
– Bath towels
– Warm clothing
– Proof of medical insurance

If you want to get more information about the prices of the activities, please check out the previous blogpost. Make sure to pay for the ski or snowboard lessons, the ice walk and the dog sledding beforehand.

headerrockies3There are only 3 days left to sign up for the Rockies trip, so sign up and pay at the office or at PuB NiGHT. You can even win a price if you sign up before or at PuB NiGHT!


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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Rockies tour guide: Add-ons

Since there are so many things to do in The Rockies, we wanted to give you a quick update on all the additional activities you can do during our tour! There is also a small update on the schedule.

Due to the warm weather in the Rockies we are going to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops instead of the sleigh ride. Wildlife can be dangerous in real life and therefore this is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about the wildlife of BC. You may even meet the Spirit Bear or one of the Bobcats during the Bobcat feeding. If you prefer to see other animals, you can also walk around the park on your own or take a ride on the miniature train. This activity is included in the program and therefore no additional cost, except for the miniature train. The miniature train ride is an additional $1, which needs to be paid in cash. After that you can get something to eat at the full-service café or get some souvenirs at the gift shop.

17454838_1678236365525141_1539661662_oThere is a lot to do during spring time and the Rockies are just as beautiful as they are during summer. As there will be some snow in the Rockies, you are able to go skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or dog sledding. Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing can be booked on the bus to the Rockies, so there is no need to decide on this matter beforehand. However, this is not the case when you would like to have lessons or if you choose to do dog sledding. These activities need to be booked beforehand.

If you have had enough of the snow then you can try out ice skating. Would you rather do more sightseeing? Then the Banff gondola might be a good fit for you. During this activity you will have an awesome view of all the mountains. Both of these activities can be booked on the bus. Another sightseeing activity is the ice walk. You are not actually walking on ice, as it is too fragile for that. However, you will pass several scenic areas where you will be able to see the true beauty of ice. This activity needs to be booked beforehand. If you have had enough of the cold, then the hot springs are perfect for you! It is a great opportunity to warm up and to relax before you go to work again.

The prices for additional activities are about:
Ice skating – $13
Banff Gondola – $50
Ski lift tickets – $95
Equipment rentals – $45
Ski or snowboard lesson package – $170
Snow tubing – $28
Ice walk – $68
Dog sledding (2 hrs) – $165 (min. of 3 people per sled is required)
Hot springs – $7

The Rockies trip is coming closer and closer and so is the deadline! You only have time to sign up and pay at the office or PuB NiGHT for the Rockies trip till the 30th of March. So make sure to sign up soon, because you really do not want to miss out on this trip. It is $359 and for INTERNeX candidates it is only $354. Unfortunately we can only take cash, so make sure to swing by the ATM beforehand. The price includes accommodation with breakfast, transport, entrance to a nightclub and the BC Wildlife Park. Please take into account that you can get a discount for some activities if you pay them beforehand and some of them require paying beforehand as well. You can find more information on the event page on Facebook.

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


INTERNeX is going to Whistler!

Sad that you missed out on our last trip to Kelowna or excited to go on another trip with the INTERNeX family? Then this trip to Whistler on the 25th of March is perfect for you!

20106059240_04203fb028_oWhistler is a must see in Canada! It is a beautiful city close to Vancouver. It is mainly known as a skiing and snowboarding resort. In 2010, Whistler even hosted some events of the Winter Olympics. We will not be able to go skiing or snowboarding, but there are a lot of other activities to do!

Our one day trip includes a sightseeing tour on the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway, a stop in Shannon Falls and a walking tour in Whistler Village. So make sure to take your camera with you on this trip. After the sightseeing tour we have some free time. You can choose to ride the peak 2 peak gondola on top of the mountains, which will give you a beautiful view over the city and the mountains. Or do you still have snowmobiling on your bucketlist? Then the Whistler day-trip is the perfect time for you to cross it off. You can also let your inner child free by doing some snow tubing in the tube park. Other activities are snowshoeing, dog sledding or sleigh riding and if you want to do something more extreme, try out bungee jumping or ziplining!

I18591095366_e91541873b_of you want to join the trip, sign up and pay in cash at the INTERNeX office or during PuB NiGHT before the 10th of March. The trip costs $50 including transportation and the sightseeing tour. All activities mentioned above are optional and are additional expenses. To stay updated, check out the Facebook event.

There are only limited spots available for the trip, so make sure to sign up now!

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

INTERNeX Canada: Rocky Mountain Trip Review

Last weekend I went 4 days to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Winter Wonderland! Discover Canada Tours invited me to this trip, to check out this trip and see if it interesting for you guys. And honestly, I really can recommend this trip! I had four fantastic days, and it was a great experience which I will never forget!

Day 1: On Friday morning we left the city of Vancouver very early in the morning. Our first stop was Hope, and our second stop was Kamploops. Our tour guide told lots of interesting facts about Canada. The sights along the way were beautiful! In the evening we arrived in the city of Golden, it was a beautiful hotel, including hot tub, swimming pool, and the option to join the guide for a great party!

Day 2: On Saturday morning we had a nice breakfast in the hotel. This day I decided that I wanted to go snowboarding in the Lake Louise ski resort! The tour guide brought the people who wanted to ski/snowboard to the mountains. The snow was perfect, lots of runs, beautiful weather, and an awesome view! At the end of the day we went to our hotel in Banff, which was a very nice hotel as well!

For the people who did not want to do snowboarding/skiing were many other optional activities, such as ice-skating, sightseeing, dog-sledding, or go to the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for amazing views of the Rockies.

The hotel in Banff had several hot tubs, and a swimming pool, in the evening it was party time in a nice club located in Banff.

Day 3: We started this day with a nice breakfast. the skiers and snowboarders had another option to go the Lake Louise ski resort for the whole day. other people decided to do dog-sledding, or ice-walking this day. I did some shopping in Banff, and we did a beautiful walking tour through the nature in Banff together with the tour guide.

In de evening we went Lake Louise, and we had the change to do some ice-skating on the lake. Afterwards we went to our beautiful hotel located in Lake Louise village. There was a campfire with marshmallows, we had lots of fun. afterwards we had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel.

Day 4: On the last day we left Lake Louise early in the morning, since we had a long drive back to Vancouver. But first we went to Kicking Horse ski resort, and we did some snow tubing, which was lots of fun. We made different stops on our way to Vancouver, namely Last spike, Kamloops, and Hope! the way back was beautiful, I really enjoyed watching the scenery!

I would like to thank Discover Canada Tours for this AMAZING trip! Furthermore I would like to thanks the great tour guide and all the people who attended this trip!

You wanna know more about this trip, or do the same trip? e-mail us 🙂

Cheers, Lydia

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Canmore Winter Carnival Festival in the Canadian Rockies

The exciting Winter Carnival festival in the Canadian Rockies is coming up soon.
In case you life in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary or other parts of the Rocky Mountains or in case you are touring through the Rockies at the moment is its worth making a stop in Canmore for a few days!


So what happens during the festival?
The festival will be opened with the Three Sisters Resorts Rocky Mountain Ski Marathon.
Many other events during the day time include ice carving competitions, curling tournaments and much more.
During the evening and night time, life entertainment will be provided in many of the different bars in town.  You will find everything from classic music to rock groups.
One of the cool night events is the Capers Ball on the 5th of February 2011, this Ball e.g. includes a log sawing competition, a costume competition, and you won’t believe it: a beard growing competition. In case you want to know more about this specific event check out this link.
The 10 day celebration will end with one of the biggest dog sledding races in North America.

The festival will start this Friday and will last until the 6th of February.

The schedule of all the events being organized can be found here. Other activities are still in planning and will be added soon!

It starts this Friday the 28th and will last until the end of next week!

So check it out!