Fun Fact Friday

Whether you have been living here in Vancouver for a day, a week, a month or even a year, you probably do not know everything about the city just yet. But that’s OK, we are here to help! Today we will mention a few fun facts about the city that will blow your mind!

1. Hollywood of the North

Assuming that you have watched Netflix before, did you know that one of the shows you are binge-watching might be filmed here in Vancouver? What many people do not know, is that the city is called the ‘Hollywood of the North’. Vancouver is ranked second in TV production and third in feature film production in North America. First in TV Production and feature film production is, not surprisingly, Los Angeles and second in feature film production is New York City.

Most TV shows and movies filmed here are American, for example The Flash, Arrow and the new show Life Sentence. Well-known movies that have been filmed here are the Twilight and Percy Jackson series, If I Stay and Apollo 18. Awesome, right?!

2. Dolphin and Whale Watching39954296885_3fe6ca9409_n

Every now and then, people spot dolphins and whales in the waters around the city. There are lots of whale watching tours in and around the city to choose from and honestly, if you have the opportunity to see these animals in the wild, why not take it?! This event will for sure create the most wonderful story for your family and friends when you go back home!

3. Kits Pool

Kitsilano Pool, located near Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, is the longest pool in Canada. It is 137 meters long and the only heated, salt-water pool in Vancouver. It is divided into three sections; a section for families with little kids, one for visitors who would like to exercise and a deeper section for teenagers and adults. It is a popular place to visit considering the pool provides visitors with a breath-taking view of Kitsilano Beach and the ocean. What makes it even more amazing is that tickets are only 3 to 6 dollars (depending on your age)! Definitely put this pool on your bucket list for this Summer!

I hope you enjoyed reading some fun facts about the city. Knew any of them already? Great! You can call yourself a real Vancouverite!

See you soon!

– Angy

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

INTERNeX explores Vancouver Aquarium

Do you know that Canada’s largest and officially first public aquarium is located in Stanley Park here in Vancouver? delfinaquariumIt’s one of the five largest aquarium in North America, covers approximately 9,000 square metres (97,000 sq ft) and has a total 9,500,000 litres of water in 166 aquatic displays. It includes 9 different outdoor and indoor galleryes witch houses around 300 species of fish, almost 30,000 invertebrates, and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles. They also have around 60 mammals and birds. The aquarium is a major tourist attraction here in Vancouver so on Sunday it’s INTERNeX’s time to explore it. Our partners at WEST TREK TOURS have special price on tickets for only $25 (nomal price is $36 for adults and $27 for students), so if you want to come and join us on Sunday please contact us or swing by the office for WEST TREK ticket. You can also book it here on the link below:

We’ll will meet in front of the aquarium entrance at 1PM

Hope to see you all on Sunday :o)


Review: Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Saturday we went to the Vancouver Aquarium to get an experience out of the ordinary. As we went through the entrance we of course had the opportunity to get a picture taken by the aquarium staff. As we went through the aquarium it became obvious that perhaps it was a bit bigger than expected. Not only does the aquarium host lots of colourful fish, it also has a small rainforest including parrots and butterflies. The aquarium also has a 4D-cinema, where it is possible to not only see but also get a feeling of the ocean as a bit of water is sprayed out at the audience. As we walked through the aquarium, we quickly agreed that the penguins were the most entertaining attraction at the aquarium. They all have this funny way of walking.

For some time there has been protest about the aquarium keeping dolphins in captivity. Aquarium managers and staff agues that it’s only doing rehabilitation programs, while doing research in order to get to know more about the dolphins. They also argue that they want to give visitors knowledge about the dolphins. The dolphin show was surely interesting to watch, but has also been argued by protestors and activists to be unnatural.

The time went by fast as we were looking at all the amazing creatures. It took us about 3 hours to get through the entire aquarium.

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

Vancouver’s Must See Attractions – part III

Today’s Vancouver Must See Attraction is one of those you can best visit when it is raining like today:

The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanly Park!

In total you can experience more than 70.000 captivating creatures in Vancouver’s unparalleled Aquarium.
Enjoy dolphin and beluga whale shows in the huge outside aquariums and immerge yourself into the indoor world of Vancouver Aquarium where you can see more than a hundred of different creatures from all of the different oceans.
Do not forget the check out the cute otter who loves to lay on his back being a magnet for the masses.
The Aquariums offers you the possibility to have lunch at the Upstream café and why not experiences one of the shark dive afterwards!?

An additional attraction is the 4D experience cinema which is a must see, and combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D movie with exciting effects like water and different smells.

The Vancouver Aquarium is daily open from 9.30 am until 5 pm in the evening.





Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium!

4D The Curse of Skull Rock

Halloween is being celebrated throughout Canada.  Now, at the Vancouver Aquarium, they are celebrating their own version with an under the water event.  Called Spooky Seas, the theme features newly landed pirates that have taken over the aquarium, and they are taking you aboard their ship.

Vancouver Aquarium also has an exclusive Skulls, Bones, and Creeps of the Deep exhibit which takes place in an underwater dolphin exhibit.  The underwater exhibit displays the skeletons and skulls of killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, and many creatures found under the ocean.  Here, you can come face-to-face with these animals, without the fear of being eaten alive!

Most of us have heard of 3D, but have you ever heard of 4D? 4D stands for the fourth dimension.  It is a combination of 3D with physical effects, stimulating your senses.  In addition to seeing eye-popping visual effects, you also literally “go along for the ride”, as you feel your chair moving and swerving with the waves of the pirate ship, and feel the mist and spray of the ocean in your hair.

Lastly, there is a scavenger hunt where you could possibly find some of the treasures the pirates have left behind!

This event takes place from October 15-31, 2010.

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