Smart Saver Vancouver

Since we know summer can become quite expensive we wanted to give you some ideas on things to do with a discount.

If you have been thinking about going kayaking to beat the heat, going to Bowen Island might be a good option for you. You can kayak around the island and get beautiful scenery. And if you go on a Tuesday with your friend, you can get two for the price of one!


Another fun thing to do is to go to Squamish and take the Sea to Sky Gondola. The normal price for the gondola is about $40 dollars, but if you go after 5 pm on Saturdays you get a 50% discount. And if you’re feeling adventures you could hike up and take the gondola down for only $15.

If you like to go to amusement parks you should definitely check out Playland. This is the oldest amusement park in Canada and it’s located at Hastings Park. You can get discounted tickets for the park at 7 eleven.

Going a bit further away for Vancouver can become expensive, as renting cars isn’t always that cheap here. If you’re going to stay here for a longer period it might be a good idea to check out Modo. This car sharing service is similar to car2go and Evo, except that you can book the car for weekends an take it further away. You pay a monthly fee for the subscription, but that’s only about $8. The car comes with a credit card to pay for gas and you get the first 200 km for free, after that you pay 20 cents per kilometer.

I hope you are all having a great summer and I hope to see you at PuB NiGHT tonight, as it will be my last!

– Danielle

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




Review: Trip to Deep Cove

On Sunday it was time for our trip to Deep Cove, one of the nicest places around Vancouver. Unfortunately we were not lucky with the weather, it was a really cloudy and rainy Sunday.  But in hope that the weather will change later we decided to make us on the way to Deep Cove by bus. After the 45 minutes bus drive we arrived at Deep Cove but the weather did not change but that was no reason for us to do not enjoy this Sunday at Deep Cove.


First we went to a small, cozy cafe where we all had some coffee, muffins and of course doughnuts. Already before we went to Deep Cove a lot of people told us, that we should try the doughnuts there, they were right. When you go to Deep Cove, you definitely should try them as well! We used this “coffee time” to talk about a lot of different things, like our next plans, what to do on a rainy day in Vancouver and gave each other some tips and helps.  It was really nice in this cafe, so we stayed a really long time in this cafe. Later we walked along the coast of Deep Cove, it was still rainy but still nice to see this nice place. We definitely will do this trip again with sun and some kayaking or paddling! Afterwards we took the bus back to Downtown, most of us used the rest of the day for some shopping or even other activities in Vancouver.


Hope you all had a nice weekend and a great start in this sunny week. See you at the upcoming events!


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

Trip to Deep Cove

After this great weekend and the great Canada Day we are looking forward to have fun at the next weekend. Unfortunately we have to change our plans for the upcoming  weekend! Instead of playing paintball in North Vancouver we will drive to Deep Cove for having some fun together.

We will meet us on Sunday, 6th of July, at the bus stop at Pender Street / Seymour Street at 9:15 am to take the bus to Deep Cove. Please make sure, that you will be there in time because the bus departures just a few minutes later. It is weekend so you can drive with a zone 1 ticket, the bus drive takes about 45 minutes to arrive at Deep Cove. (bus schedule including map)

Deep Cove is the most famous place around Vancouver to kayak. In a circle of mountain you will appreciate the unique landscape. So we will use the time at Deep Cove for kayaking (about $40 – $50), stand up paddling (about $20) or maybe something else. Afterwards we will have lunch together and go for a short hike which is just about 30 minutes but hopefully with some great views and lots of fun.

Please note! – If you are under 19 and you want to rent a kayak or something else, please tell us before via Facebook, Mail etc. because you will need someone who signs for you! 

So let’s cross the fingers that the weather will be nice on Sunday so we will have lots of fun together! We will be happy to see you there!!!


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

INTERNeX Canada: WHISTLER Trip Announcement

Whistler – one of the most famous and beautiful places in Canada!
Want to see spectacular landscapes? Want to feel the Olympic spirit? Then join our incredible June trip!

We will start out on Friday evening and take the Greyhound bus to arrive in Whistler just in time for dinner and some drinks in the city. We will stay in the brand new HI Hostel Whistler with an on-site café and game room with free pool. Our weekend will be packed with adventures: We can go ZIP LINING in incredible heights, HIKING in Whistler’s scenic mountains, or rent paddle BOATS or KAYAKS on Lake Alta to enjoy the beautiful views! A BBQ DINNER on Saturday will make sure that you are relaxed and your stomach filled for the Saturday night PARTY in the après-ski party city of Whistler! After this action-packed weekend we will head back to Vancouver on Sunday afternoon around 5pm.

There are endless options for other activities:

  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride
  • Olympic venues tour
  • Bungee jumping
  • wildlife watching
  • a SPECIAL event this weekend “Tough Mudder” – watch the ultimate test of strength, grit, and stamina with more than 20 military-style obstacles throughout a 16-20km outdoor terrain.

Date: Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 24th

Price: $ 160 for INTERNeX Candidates / $ 165 for non-INTERNeX Candidates
This trip includes:

  • Transportation from Vancouver to Whistler / Whistler to Vancouver
  • Hostel accommodation for 2 nights
  • BBQ dinner on Saturday
  • *Discounted price for zip lining – if you want to do zip lining, please sign up and pay as soon as possible – we have to reserve spaces well in advance!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the heart of British Columbia!

Remember : Kayak in Deep Cove this Sunday !!!!

Hey guys don’t forget we are going kayak this weekend and it will be amazing!

Sea, Sun, Friends, BBQ and 2 hours of kayak in the most famous place in Vancouver for this. If you are not sure, just have a look on google images at Deep Cove landscape and you will definitely want to come!

It’s only $29 for the all day!

I can’t wait to have such a good time with all of you INTERNeX people!

If you want to join, contact us at to confirm or come directly at the office!


Kayak in Deep Cove on a Sunny Sunday !

We gonna enjoy a sunny afternoon on the Deep Cove beach. Everything will be waiting for you: picnic (BBQ Burgers, Chips, Drinks), friends, kayak and fun!

Deep Cove is the most famous place around Vancouver to kayak. In a circle of mountain you will appreciate the unique landscape. The ride will last two hours and you will have all the time you need to make this afternoon be one of your best memories of Vancouver!

Between Grouse Mountain and the Kapilano Bridge, to Kayak in Deep Cove is one of the more famous activities in Vancouver. Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre is located in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver on the shores of beautiful Indian Arm, it is a real paradise.

For more information on how to go there, click on the following link:

Meet us around 12:00 pm for the all afternoon and it will cost you only $29!


Important : Don’t forget than even if the weather is good, the water is still cold and you need to take a towel and enough clothes.

Adventures on Vancouver Island

This past weekend I met up with my friend Teresa for a visit.  She’s been in the area for about a week on vacation, visiting her family in Comox – a nice little town on Vancouver Island. I got up early Saturday morning to catch the 8:30 a.m. ferry, and was super excited to see a friend from home!

When I arrived, Teresa was waiting with her cousin Claire, who is also visiting but lives in Ireland. We said our hello’s and from there we began our day! First, we drove about 40 minutes and stopped at a nice park. Everything was so fresh and so green! There were tall trees everywhere and the sun was shining. What a beautiful day! As we walked along the paths, we came to the largest tree in the park – a giant Douglas-fir. It is over 800 years old, 76 metres tall and nine metres around. It was over 300 years old when Christopher Columbus came to North America in 1492. The Douglas-fir is one of Canada’s oldest living tree species and can live to be over 1,000 years old! Here is a picture of me with the tree, so you can see for yourself how large it is!

We continued out walk through the park, seeing hollow trees, large roots and insects along the way. It was a nice walk. Once we decided to leave, we hopped in the car and were off to the next destination! We made a pit stop at a nice area by the beach, to take a few pictures. The mountains were tall and the water was clear, it was a truly beautiful sight! In the distance, railroad tracks could be seen in the mountains.

After walking around and taking many pictures, Teresa, Claire and I had worked up our appetites! We decided to head to the local shopping mall to get something to eat, and of course, shop. Within a few hours, our bellies were full and we each had a few shopping bags… so we headed to Comox where Teresa’s family lives. Later that evening, we walked to a nice restaurant where we enjoyed a nice dessert with a glass of wine. From our table, the harbour and mountains could be seen – it was the perfect end to the night!

Have you been to the Island yet? There is so much to do there, including surfing in Tofino, visiting one of their many parks, and even kayaking. The island itself is is 460 kilometres (290 miles) in length and 80 kilometres (50 miles) in width at its widest point. It is the largest island on the western side of North America at 32,134 km squared and the world’s 43rd largest island, Canada’s 11th largest island and Canada’s second most populous island.  Major cities on Vancouver Island include Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell Rivier.

I hope you get to visit the Island this summer!

– Laura