INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts

Today, fun facts about the best beaches in Vancouver!

In Vancouver, we have very few sunny days. So, when the weather is nice, it is almost compulsory to hang out outside. Going to the beach is probably the best option in summer. So, here you have a round-up of the funniest things to do on Vancouver’s different beaches!

English Bay: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect thing to take: a huge iced coffe.

Where: MAP

Second Beach: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect item: a funny float(from Dollarama) for the Second Beach Pool.

Where: MAP

Kitsilano Beach: The most glamorous of Vancouver’s beaches. It’s like Venice Beach in LA, everybody go there to watch and be watched. It’s very good for swimming (the water is very tranquil) and you can also go to the Kits Pool.

The perfect item: A cool swimsuit.

Where: MAP

Spanish Banks: Pretty far away from the city, this is the perfect beach if you are looking for tranquility and silence. It is perfect for barbecues and long walks, too.

The perfect item: Your other half…It’s a romantic spot.

Where: MAP

Jericho Beach:  Located on the north of Jericho Park, this beautiful beach is ideal for play tennis (there is a tennis court), for riding your bike and for walks at sunset. here are also picnic tables and playing fields. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is held here.

The perfect item: The perfect thing to take: An Aztec-print T-shirt and a big beard, for the Folk Music Festival.

Where: MAP

Wreck Beach: Located in UBC, clothing is optional here. For many people, it is one of the best nudist beaches in the world..  It is full of students and has a strong hippy vibe. Just behind the beach is the rainforest, which is very beautiful to see. I strongly recommend going to this beach at sunset; everybody celebrates the sunset by shouting, dancing and doing strange Yoga-type dances.

The perfect thing to take: An open mind. There are a lot of naked people… Not for the faint-hearted!

Where: MAP

Please be careful when you are out in the sun!

Clara.

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

INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts Vancouver´s neighborhoods Part II

Last week we spoke about different neighborhoods, so in this second part we will continue explaining a little bit the different areas of our great city!

Yaletown

Nowadays is one of the most populated neighborhoods of Vancouver. But this area has experienced an important revitalization since the Expo 86, because in the origin this area was an industrial zone.  It´s filled with nice cafe, bohemian boutique and trendy restaurants.

You can have more information here: http://yaletown.ca/

Comercial Drive

Also known as Little Italy,” This neighborhood is the queen of diversity and the home to students, writers, artists and other bohemians.

If you want an authentic ethnic meal, go to “The Drive”

Read more here: http://www.thedrive.ca/

Kitsiliano

In the 1960s, Kitsilano was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, nowadays the atmosphere is more relaxed and it´s basically occupied by young urban professionals. It´s the perfect are to find bookstores, ethnic restaurants, cafes and all kind of retailers.

The beaches are really popular in the zone, and it has a huge pool as well,

Read more in his page: http://www.kitsilano.ca/

Punjabi Market

Vancouver is such a multicultural city where you can meet people from everywhere. The Indian community is located around Main and East 49th. This area has amazing jewellery stores and fabric shops, and it´s perfect if you are looking for inexpensive silks, groceries or gold!

North Vancouver

Just crossing the river, you can find all the peace that downtown can´t offer to you! But also the best wild nature with places such as Grouse Grind, Lynn Valley, Capilano…

Check its page out : http://www.cnv.org/

These are just a few of the most popular areas, but you can also live in areas such as Joyce Station, or a little further like Burnaby and Richmond and have a bigger house for less money. If the Skytrain is close to the house, there is nothing to worry about, because it works pretty well.

If you are looking for a place to stay: REMEMBER to check the place out before paying anything and be aware if they ask you for the deposit more than the half of the monthly rent.

Another good option, especially if you want to improve your English quickly and live among real Canadians, is he Homestay option that INTERNeX offers! You will have your own room with a Canadian family and all the meals are included!

Cheers,

Irene

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