PR-team Adventures

Bowen Island is a cute little island, which you can reach by ferry from the Horseshoe bay terminal. It is great for hiking, touring and for water activities. About two weeks ago I decided to go to Bowen Island again, as I already did a hike there, I decided to go on a little adventure on the water this time.

We went on a Tuesday, as kayaking is two for the price of one on this day. This is also the case for double kayaks, but then you are paying half the price. We didn’t look up the schedule, as I thought that the ferry would go every hour. However, the hour we arrived they had a break and skipped one hour, which meant that we had to wait for quite a while.

20597183_10209637728721006_5804068957476516703_nAs it was great weather, we decided to sit on the upper deck, so we could see all the surroundings during our journey to Bowen Island. I always like to be on a ferry, as it gives me a feeling that I am having a boat tour. Besides that, the views in Vancouver never get old.

Once we arrived at Bowen Island, we immediately went to the kayak rental. The first few minutes they explained us how to kayak and then we could finally start our adventure. I was really glad that my boyfriend already did kayaking beforehand, which was also the reason why he had to go on the spot in the back. Here you need to give all the directions to the kayak.

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In the beginning my arms were hurting all the time, but after a while I got over the pain and could fully enjoy the activity and the surroundings. We went all the way to the top of the island and back. On our way we saw a lot of other people who did kayaking and also saw the ferry pass a few times.

As we got more comfortable with kayaking, we started singing together. Sometimes we embarrassed ourselves a bit, as we were singing some really bad songs. However, it made it way more fun. We already reached the top of the island pretty fast and therefore we took it a bit slower on our way back. In this way we could really take in the beautiful views that we had from our kayak.

After our adventure we tried to find a chocolate shop that my roommate recommended, but unfortunately all the shops at Bowen Island closes at 5 PM already and so was the chocolate shop. Then we decided to go back to Vancouver again.

I hope to talk to you about all your adventures from this weekend tonight at PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Review: Bowen Island Trip

Yesterday we went on our monthly trip to Bowen Island! We met up at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal at 9:30 AM, which was really early after the party the night before. We all bought our tickets and got on the boat to the island that would leave at 10 AM.

When we arrived on the island we first went to the visitor centre. It was a small cute house on the side of the road with lots of maps and business cards of businesses on the island. The woman that was there told us about hiking trails and beautiful places on the island to see.

18446992_10155296361297103_7988025318680079715_n.jpgAs some of us wanted to go on a scooter drive around the island they called the company and there were still scooters left! We walked one street up and waited for the woman to come and give us the scooters. We first got a whole demo on how to use a scooter, because one of us had never driven one before. After the demo, signing the waivers and paying we finally started our drive over the island. First we went to the lighthouse beach and relaxed there for a little while. Then we went to the golf club to see the other side of the island. After that we went to Killarney lake and made some beautiful pictures. As we had still time left on our scooters we followed the road further and saw the third side of the island. It was amazing to drive through the rainforest and see the whole island on the scooters.

18518404_10155296361302103_5384719679776982194_o.jpgThe other group decided to go for a hike to Killarney lake instead. As it did not take long to get to the lake and it was going so much faster than expected, we decided to go around the lake as well. The nature along the way was amazing. You could really see the rain forest climate back on the island, as it was wet everywhere and you could see so much green. After a while it was time to eat something, so we stopped along the way and found a nice spot next to the water. When we all filled our stomaches, we had enough energy to continue our journey and went to the next recommendation. We followed the Kallarney creek trail to the Bridal Falls and fish ladder, where we made some beautiful pictures. Our last stop on the hike was the rock next to the lagoon. Here you had a great viewing point over the lagoon and the island.

After hiking and driving the scooter we all met up close to the ferry terminal and had some rest on the grass. A few of us took the 4 PM boat back, as they still had to take the bus back from Horseshoe Bay for quite a long time. Others relaxed or had some food, and stayed for one more hour.

We had an amazing day and we hope you all did too! Thank you for joining us!

– Janel and Iris

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

Experience IT Review – Lighthouse Park

Last weekend we went to Lighthouse Park! It was really beautiful and great to explore the park with you guys! Thank you!

Lighthouse Park is a park in West Vancouver. It is one of the most amazing scenic parks on the West Coast. There are lots of douglas firs and you can stand next to those giant trees. You can hike on lots of trails in the park and there are lots of amazing viewing points.

18361253_10209461065385627_85185842_n.jpgWe first started walking on one of the trails and got to a viewing point that showed us the sea and behind that the skyline of Vancouver. It was really amazing to see. Then we went to the lighthouse viewing point where we sat down. We had some lunch and enjoyed the great weather. After that we went on another trail trying to get closer to the lighthouse. We couldn’t get closer, but we did find a viewing point where we could see the whole lighthouse! We went on an adventure on the big rocks that were there and made some amazing pictures.

After 3 hours in the park we took the bus to Horseshoe Bay to get a coffee at Starbucks and enjoy the sun and view there.

I had an amazing day with all of you!! Hope to see you on the next PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

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

Hi everyone,

The picture of this week is made at Bowen Island. This is a small Island in Vancouver, 20 minutes away from Horseshoe Bay if you take the ferry. I went  with my sister to Bowen Island, to do some hiking! it is very beautiful and the people are very friendly!


Interesting facts:

– There live only 3,501 people on the Island.
– The main activities that you can do on the Island are Kayaking, Golfing, Hiking, and cycling.
– It is save to hike on the Island, because there are no bears!
– The people who live on the Island are always willing enough to pull over and pick up tourists who are hiking.
– At the Island are no lampposts, therefore the inhabitants use flashlights in the nights.

Do you have a great picture? Yes? You can send your picture to pr@internexcanada.com. The best picture will be posted as ‘picture of the week’ and the maker of this picture will win a great price!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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Picture of the week!

Hi guys,

Last weekend I went to Bowen Island, a beautiful island only an hour away from Vancouver! The weather was beautiful and it was even warm enough to swim in the sea. We bought some food and drinks and had lunch on Bowen Bay Beach. After lunch we swam and chilled in the sun for the rest of the day.  At the end of the day we had the beach all to our self, there was nobody else. Just my 3 friends and me. The silence and surrounding were amazing!

If you want to check out this awesome island just take the horseshoe bay express bus 257. This bus will take you to Horseshoe bay in 30 minutes. From there you can take the ferry to Bowen Island. (The ferry will only cost you $11,-)

It is a cheap and fun trip to do on a sunny day! Have fun!

Cheers,

Elke

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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Picture of the week – Lighthouse Park

It’s time for the picture of the week! A couple of weeks ago I went to the Lighthouse Park (West Vancouver) together with our former candidate Regula. It was one of the first warm days and an incredible sunset was awaiting us as we climbed over the rocks to get to the shore.

We had a beautiful view over the ocean up until Vancouver Island.

And believe it or not…We even spotted a group of whales and seals! Something we did not expect at all!

by Regula, edit by Franziska

If you would also like to experience the great view from the rocks, the silence and the wildlife, take bus #250 Horseshoe Bay!

And don’t forget to send us your picture of the week! 😉

 

Cheers,

Ziska

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com