How was the weekend?

This is my third week here in Vancouver and I’m impressed by all the things you can do in this city! New things I want to try out pop up every single day and I love it! 

One of the things I did this weekend was to go to the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival at Granville Island and it was a blast! The event started at 1pm and showed work performed by local, national and international artists and it was so cool! Definitely a great event if you are into dance and music. The performances were in five acts so after the first one we went to see the Granville Island public market to get something to eat and drink and of course I found a coffee shop and bought an iced coffee because of the warm weather we had during Saturday (it still feels like summer here, haha!).

One of my personal highlights during this event were the street artists who performed, while other people had a nice time enjoying their food with friends/family by the water with a nice view of Vancouver. Later during the day we went to a Sushi restaurant and it was so delicious, such a long time ago I had sushi and from now on it will be more of it! 

The rest of the weekend I had really cozy days at home including an extra day off because of the Labour day – a great time for me to catch up with my studies and just being at home, settling down and get to know the nearby area better where I’m staying for the moment. Goosh I love Vancouver!! As I mentioned before; there is a lot to see and to do! See you out there!

Don’t forget to come to tomorrow’s pub night and tell me about your weekend ! 7.30pm at Relish! 

Cheers

Ida

The Rockies – review (part 2 of 2)

Day 3

Wow, what a pub night in Banff! If you are in Banff or planning to go there, it’s definitely a big recommendation!!

This day we had a day of free time. We’d spend the day exactly how we wanted to spend it. Some of us took a sleep-in during the morning and stayed in the hostel, such a cozy idea, and some of us went to Lake Moraine around 9 am in the morning to explore that lake and it’s mystic water 🙂
Rest of the day was a free day were we could go hiking, biking, running and also do shopping in Banff or in Hot Springs as many of us did, how awesome isn’t that?

Day 4

Rise and shine folks – 6am in the morning we were going home to Vancouver with a few stops on along the way. This morning we went to catch the sunrise over Lake Louise beautiful mountain peaks. Goosh, I love mornings!! Such a peaceful moment, but I gotta be honest with you, it was crowded but we found our secrets spots of the lake and of the mountains, You’ll see the results here;

The the bus tour continued and that moment when you think you’re going straight home to Vancouver, a little surprise pops up; WE ARE GOING KAYAKING – at Natural Escape Kayaking in Revelstoke. Such an amazing experience, I know that I am more of a mountain girl but kayaking was a blast. It was a bit challenging but totally worth it. We went to a waterfall and just enjoyed being on water. A big recommendation if you’re in Revelstoke!!

The rest of the bus ride home to Vancouver was great, a lot of great views of the mountains and I am happy that I had the chance of going on this road trip, thank you!

//Ida

The Rockies – weekend review (Part 1 of 2)

Hi everyone!

Wow, what a breathtaking weekend! Such a beautiful trip together with Moose Travel organized by INTERNeX; a road trip filled with so many sights and loads of activities along the way.

I am happy that I got the chance to experience this with you guys and I hope there will be many more, the Rockies is a blast and you can’t miss it!!

Day 1

We left Vancouver behind for a whole weekend on a road trip and our first overnight stop; Jasper, Alberta.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

On the way we make our first stop in beautiful Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, which is not that far from Vancouver. A magical forest that gave us a beautiful start to our journey,  with huge trees and a waterfall that reminded us how beautiful Mother Earth is. 

Our bus ride continiues with great Indie music as the weather gets warmer, we stop at Clearwater for lunch and a fantastic swim in the lake. A lake located among forests and mountains, wow, definitely worth a swim! I regret that I didn’t bring my swimsuit with me from Sweden. I didn’t expect this summer heat at all here in Beautiful British Columbia, because in north Sweden we already have Fall, haha! 😉  

As the tour continues we are getting closer the Rockies and Mount Robson Provincial Park, which was one of the first mountains we saw on closer sights. Mount Robson is about 3954m high and we were thinking; “hey, why not take a group picture?”. So up on the bus we go! A fun little experience with the participants and our guide in front of the mountain, and the result you can see here:

As our first day comes to an end we finally arrived in Jasper, Alberta. A little surprise was waiting for us 10 minutes from HI Jasper where we were going to spend our first night; a star gazing event – a planetarium. The event reminded me so much from back home in the arctic in Scandinavia. It was such a beautiful event with storytelling about history from our ancestors, northern lights, stars and the universe and a lot more, thank you!

I can add that I learned to listen to nature as a youth, and being in nature is still one of my favourite places to find strength and peace so I had a little tears of joy moment during this event, it was so beautiful 😉 A perfect end of day 1, I must say!

Day 2 

08.00 am; an early morning we had some time to do grocery shopping in Jasper before we continued our tour toward Banff, Alberta. This morning was a bit colder than the day before which was super nice, especially for us sitting in a bus for quite a bit of the day, haha! But nah, we were enjoying our short stops along the way which included a lot of hikes, swim spots and more.

The first stop on our second day we reached a beautiful Canyon were we took a group photo. Unfortunalty we didn’t gather the whole group but still it was an amazing view early in the morning with morning fog all over the river and mountains, such a breathtaking moment! 

After a short bus ride it was time for a brake along Sunwapta River with a view of a glacier in the background, wow!

Another spot that also was a perfect start of the day; Tangle creek. A beautiful waterfall with a little bit of rock climbing which was great experience that brought new energy.

As we were getting closer to our destination we stop at Highway 93 for a glacier experience. It was a bit of a “wake up call” to see how much the global warming affects our home. As I can tell; it is not much left of the glacier!!!

Then it was time for our lunch stop not too far away. Our lunch spot hits us with a combo of a picnic style as the sun gets warmer, with a stunning sight with a view and I can tell that I am really happy to be a part of the INTERNeX team; It gives me a great opportunity to be with our participants which brings a great chance to know all of you better. I also get loads of time to capture beautiful content alongside our journey that we can go back to remember by viewing photographs and videos from our trip.

As our bus tour continues, we reached another beautiful canyon along the way – along Mistaya river, also called a meditation spot I would say.

One of the last but not least; Peyto Lake, also a breathtaking moment. Some of you might recognize this lake from pictures or you might already have been here before but this lake is decently a big recommendation to visit!! Thank you for taking us here! We even saw a chipmunk running around the rocks, haha!

Before reaching Banff we definitely had to make another stop; this time at Bow Lake – a great swim spot in a glacial lake. Have you ever tried ice swimming before? This was such a refreshing moment and it was definitely worth it after a long bus ride.

At last, we reached our final destination were we stayed for two nights; Banff!!! Wow, totally something different from what we’ve seen before on our journey. In Banff, the same evening, we had dinner all together before catching the night bus into town for a Pub Night! We had so much fun dancing together, definitely a great night out and a great end of the day!

(part 2 is coming up next!) // Ida

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Hello everyone!

I would like to introduce myself: I’m Ida, 26 years old from Sweden and I am a new member of the INTERNeX team in the PR department; this is a practicum as part of my studies.

A week ago I left the north part of Sweden where I’m originally from. I have lived in many different places in Sweden but never really enjoyed myself there for too long. I might add that I am one of those inspired types with a restless soul who strives for more adventures in life. I want to have a “everyday life” that includes a little bit of everything and here I am: I just made my “everyday life” into an adventure by living on the other side of the world, how awesome is that? 🙂

Adventures is one of the big reasons I started studying within the tourism industry: tailoring trips and destinations, promoting adventures on social media/websites, create events, exploring beautiful destinations, meeting with new people from all over the world and helping people explore dream destinations. 

The INTERNeX family is giving me this opportunity and I am eternally grateful and I am so excited about everything this internship in Canada has to offer.

See you out there in Vancouver!

// Ida

What to do on the weekend?

For some of us it’s clear, we’re going to the Rockies! How exciting! Glacier lakes, Mountain ranges, Wildlife and more. This trip will be epic for sure! I wish we could take more people with us, but I’m sure this won’t be the last time we’re going. 🙂 If you’re staying in Vancouver however there’s lots of other cool stuff you can check out this weekend.

Monstercat Compound, an annual free block party produced by the Vancouver-based independent record label, returns for its fifth year on Saturday, August 20. Happening at Monstercat HQ in Railtown, the all-ages festivities will include live electronic music on two stages featuring local favourites, label newcomers, and globally renowned acts. Much more than just a day of music, the festivities will also include live art, interactive games, music technology, merch, food & drinks and much more totally free of charge! Sounds like this is the event to go to this weekend!


The Richmond Maritime Festival opens at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on August 20–21, 2022, from 11am–6pm. The 19th annual festival will be free and open to the public with no advance bookings required. The two-day event will unfold across the eight-acre site, and will showcase a vibrant program of live music, historical characters and storytellers, heritage vessels, and displays by community groups. There will also be hands-on workshops this year, so if you’re interested make a whole day trip out of it and explore the shipyards in Richmond!

If you want to know about Canada’s History and its Indigenous peoples, then I recommend to visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum. They have several exhibitions, e.g. ‘Tapestry in Change: Inuit Art in Context’, or ‘We were so far away’. The ladder is a travelling exhibition by The Legacy of Hope Foundation and Archives Canada that uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience. The exhibition highlights the stories of eight Inuit residential school survivors. Each survivor talks about their experience in their own words. The price is very affordable with $13.50 per person. Why not use the time you’re here to learn more about this country, its people and its history?

Whether you feel more like partying, hanging out at the beach, maybe playing some volleyball, watch a Baseball game, or learn more about Canada, I believe there’s definitely something to do this weekend for you!

I look forward to seeing everyone again next week at Pub Night!

Until then, have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Laura 🙂