A weekend in the nature – Weekend get-away

For some of us it was this weekend – get away from the urban jungle, loud noise and our beloved Vancouver… let’s go to Whistler, explore the incredible nature Canada has to offer.
We met really early in the morning at Waterfront station to start our journey. With two cars, that we rented in advance, it was easy to get to Whistler and honestly, even the car ride was, because of the incredible nature, a highlight.
Our first stop was the sea to sky gondola and Shannon Falls. Some of our professional hikers conquered the Sea-to-sky summit hike, while the other half of the group took the gondola up the mountain and hiked over there. We all had an amazing experience and a lot of fun. After taking about a thousand pictures on the summit under clear blue sky it slowly started to snow. Time for a hot chocolate and to enjoy the view from inside the restaurant. We stayed there for a while before continuing our way to Whistler.

It was already 5pm so headed straight to the HI-Hostel where we spent the night. The evening was filled with a walk through Whistler Village, dinner at one of the cheapest restaurants – by the way a small tip on a side: The El Furniture Warehouse offers food for only $7!, which is really really cheap especially since nothing in Whistler is cheap.- and a few rounds of pool.
We were all very exhausted, but happy, from the day and no one made it too late and went to bed early.
After a wholesome breakfast at the hostel the next morning, it was time for some of us to prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – bungee jumping. After we booked the tickets they had only 2 hours left to prepare mentally for the big jump!!
Of course, even though only a few took the jump the whole group was there to give emotional support and take pictures. The bungee jump was amazing – in Kato’s words: “It left me flabbergasted. The most incredible feeling ever and definitely totally worth the step into the deep (literally and figuratively) ;)”.

But that wasn’t enough adrenaline for the day. We headed directly to the next adventure – snow tubing in a real winterwonderland at the tubing park whistler Blackcomb.
Completely frozen, happy and grateful for this great weekend, we set off our way back to Vancouver.

Thanks everybody for the amazing time! 🙂

Cheers,

Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to Do in Vancouver – sports edition

There is definitely more than hiking and ice-hockey in Vancouver 🙂

Let’s have a look at a variety of different kind of sports you can try when you’re in Vancouver. But where is the best place to do your favourite sport or try something new? Of course you can easily grab your running shoes and go for a run through the city or Stanley Park. This is also an amazing place for inline skating (rollerblading) or riding a bike. But for now back to the best place to start… A good possibility are the community centers which are located all over the city – also a great way to connect with other people while getting fit and active. Additionally you can use local fitness centres.

Outdoor (water) sports: I can highly recommend trying to stand up paddle at Sunset Beach. It looks harder than it actually is. However, it is definitely advantageous if you have a good sense of balance. In Addition, Vancouver offers many opportunities for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking or sailing. It’s so much fun trying water sports with amazing views of the skyline and the mountains.

Ball sports: There are also many opportunities to play or just watch soccer in Vancouver.
Since this sport has one of the longest playing season it’s a great way for people looking for an “all year sport”.
For those interested in tennis there is also the possibility to try racquetball and squash.
Raquetball is a raquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball. You can play on an indoor or outdoor court.
Side fact: It burns a lot of calories 😉

Hockey: Yes, Canada definitely has a thing for ice hockey; but have you ever tried ball-, broom- floor- or field hockey? Join a hockey club and find out how much fun playing in a team can be. Of course there are possibilities where you can ice skate as well. Some indoor ice rinks are even available all year.

Ultimate frisbee: Have you ever played frisbee in a professional team? Give it a try and join the Vancouver Ultimate frisbee team for playing something that might not be that well known and common in Europe. There are plenty of options finding a team suitable for all ages and levels and to play in every season.
Also another popular activity is disk golf; just like golf except with specially weighted frisbees; amazing fun!

Of course there are many other sport activities waiting for you to try them out…have fun 😉

Cheers,

– Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

The week has started again and even though most of us are probably not very happy about the fact that today is Monday, we can look back on a nice weekend.

For me personally it was a rather relaxed start into the weekend. We had some good weather on Saturday but somehow, I wasn’t so enthusiastic to get out of bed. We all have those days, don’t we? At some point I got up and did some chores and went shopping. I finally wanted to cook something again that I sometimes ate at home in Germany. So, I left and got all the ingredients, at least that’s what I thought, until halfway back home I noticed that I had forgotten an important ingredient. So now I had most of the ingredients in my fridge and was not able to cook, but I hope to get there this week 🙂20190825_140339

My Sunday was a bit more productive in comparison. I left quite early to meet the INTERNeX crew at the Waterfront Station. When the group was complete, we made our way to Deep Cove. The bus ride really takes a while, but we were really lucky with the weather and were rewarded with a sunny and warm day. When we arrived in Deep Cove, we had to hike to Quarry Rock, of course who wants to miss the view? It didn’t take us long to get to the top and admire the view. After that we spent some time in this little sweet town and not to forget we also tried the donuts of Honey Doughnuts and Goodies, one of the most famous donut shops in Deep Cove. Everyone told me before that I had to try these donuts and they were really delicious!

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We still had a long way to go back to Vancouver, but we all came back fresh and happy.

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I hope you had a wonderful Weekend, a good start into the week and to see you at the PUB NiGHT on Wednesday at Moose’s Down Under!

 

-Lilly

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

What to do on the weekend?

The weekend is upon us and in case you don’t have any plans yet, here are some suggestions as to what you could do.

First off, the Raptors won the NBA finals yesterday. They are the first Canadian team to do so. To celebrate the historic event, how about you go out with some friends and have a few beers.

This evening you could also visit North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market, where you can find some of Vancouver’s best food vendors. There will be over a 100 vendors, so you have plenty to choose from. The market will be open from 5 pm to 10 pm, and there will be no admission fee. Check it out and enjoy some amazing food.

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The INTERNeX gang is heading to Whistler on Saturday morning. On our way we will stop at some sights, and arrive in Whistler in the afternoon. We will stay overnight and won’t leave until Sunday afternoon. Thus leaving us enough time for some awesome activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, hiking or taking a ride on the Peak2Peak gondola. For everybody who is joining, remember we are meeting on Saturday at 1114 Burnaby St at 8:30 am. It’s going to be an awesome trip.

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On Saturday will be the Car Free Day in West End from 12 pm to 7 pm. You will be able to find community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. The event will be free and is being held on Denman Street between Robson and Davie Street. The same event will be happening on Sunday, but in bigger and in a different location. It will be on Main Street between Broadway and 30th. In general, I would advise to take cash to street fests as some booths and food trucks don’t take credit cards.

Just a little reminder, Sunday is Father’s day in Canada. So call your dad and tell him you love him and how important he is to you.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the weather!

-Megan

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

One of the three new members of INTERNeX

It says all good things come in threes, so here is the last introduction of one of the new PR-Members: My name is Karina, I’m 21 years old and I’m from Germany, lower Bavaria. Me and my fellow students will be joining the PR-Team until the middle of July. We will be helping Jasmin and Megan to organize the PuB NiGHTS and the weekly and monthly events. Yesterday I already had the chance to meet some of you guys at the Pub Night in the Yale Saloon, which was really great. Especially the bull riding was a lot of fun.

img_8005-e1559864733775.jpgMaybe I should tell you a bit more about myself, so you know who you’re going to meet at the next events of INTERNeX. I study Guidance for Education, Career and Employment in Mannheim, which is a dual course of study. Our University, called HdBA is a Corporate University of the Federal Employment Agency. Due to my studies I had the opportunity to do a practicum abroad and it was no question at all where I want to spend it. Vancouver includes everything the heart wishes for: Beautiful landscapes, a big city and nice beaches. By the way, do you know that Vancouver is one of the cities with the highest quality of living in the world? So I think we all made no bad decision coming here and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to do a practicum in Vancouver.

As one of my favourite things to do is hiking, I really hope that I have the chance to see a lot of the beautiful canadian mountains. In case you are looking for somebody to go for a hike, you should definitely ask me. But I also enjoy chilling at the beach or going out for dinner.

However, I am looking forward to meeting the rest of you guys, maybe this sunday at the Queen Elizabeth Park for Disc Golf? 🙂 I hope that we are all going to have an awesome time here in Canada.

-Karina

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