INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts – My top 3 in Vancouver!

So my last weekend in Canada has finally arrived.. Therefore I want to write and share my top 3 things to do in Vancouver!!

#1 – Rent/Ride a bike!
Really the coolest way to see this amazing city is by bike. The last 14 weeks I rode over 1000km through the city of Vancouver! The best way to rent bikes is around Stanley Park (Denman/Robson St.) There are lot’s of renting facilities around this street. Normal prices are between 30-40 dollar for one whole day and 20-30 for half a day. Below you can find some companies that I recommend:

The best thing to do is make a tour in and around Stanley Park. You can take the easy seawall to make a round (12km). If you have more time bike the Lion’s Gate Bridge as well!

Last Friday, my very last day riding my bike to the office, I discovered a flat tire! How peculiar? 😉

#2 – Go by ferry to Granville Island MAP
This spot is one of my favorites! The island is easy-going with lot’s of special food and other things to buy. They have an enormous market with more local products then you can imagine! The best way to get there is with the False Creek Ferries! These small boats are sailing all over False Creek. The oneway fee is between $3-5 dollar.. But for this price you get a great view of the harbor, boats and the Yaletown skyline!

#3 – Visit Gastown and all his pubs!
A awesome place for me during my stay in Canada! Because the office is in the middle of Gastown, it was not that hard for me to discover this place.. I was really surprised by the Irish and British culture influence in this area. Most of the pubs and bars are built in this style. Maybe that’s the reason that I like this place so much!

The places I like and recommend in Gastown are: LampLighter Public House, The Black Frog, The Blarney Stone & The Steamclock.

So that’s it. Hope you like my small list. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Cheers,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Announcement!

You all thought I was gone, didn’t you? Nah. I’m up for one last pub night…who’s with me?? Tomorrow we will be meeting at the Cambie for our usual pub night! 

This place is known for cheapest beers and food in town! Got off work just before and you’re starving? Don’t worry, this place has got everything you’ll need to sit back and relax after a long day! This place brings around all different kinds of people, travelers as well as locals who are all looking for beer and tasty food -a great hangout place!

 

Where: Cambie Bar and Grill, 300 Cambie St Vancouver

When: Tomorrow Wednesday April 17th 7:00 pm

Lastly, please bring your passports and a second piece of ID! Drink responsibly 😉 

Cheers,

Flora

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: Your Guide to Skiing/ Snowboarding in Vancouver!

We might have to endure an average of 161 days of rain every year, but living in Vancouver in the winter certainly has its perks. One of them being a short bus ride from downtown Vancouver to three local ski mountains: Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour.

GROUSE MOUNTAIN

Known as “The Peak of Vancouver,” Grouse Mountain is probably the most popular of the three. Grouse Mountain offers four chair lifts with 26 runs that is accessible by taking the skylift up the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can go snowshoeing, sleighrides, ice skating and many other activities that is included in the purchase of your lift ticket.

How to get there? Take the Seabus to North Vancouver and then switch to Bus 236 at Lonsdale Quay which will take you directly to Grouse Mountain. Travel time approx. 40 minutes.

Cost? Beginning of the season:$39.95 (until December)
Full Day lift ticket: $58
Night Skiing: $48 (4pm – 10pm).

Discount tickets: They offer season passes, night/one night per week passes, and multi-day snow packs.

Operation Times? 9AM to 10PM

For more information, check out the website HERE.

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN

This is my personal favorite mountain that I’ve been going to regularly since I was 10. Cypress Mountain was the official Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, so you will be going down the slopes that many of the Olympians were competing on. It is the highest and largest mountain of the three with 53 downhill runs with 6 chairlifts and 2 surface lifts. As well, if skiing is not your thing, they have a great snow tubing park and snowshoeing tours.

How to get there? Cypress offers an express bus that leaves from Lonsdale Quay or departs from the corner of Davie and Thurlow.

Cost? Full Day: $60
Afternoon: $50 (2pm – Close)
NiteOwl: $40 (5pm – Close)

Discount tickets: Gold Medal Passes or Groups and Season Passes. Also, it’s free on your birthday, just show them your ID!

Operation Times? Currently9AM -4PM  (but will be extended later in the season)

For more information, check out the website HERE.

MOUNT SEYMOUR

If you are new to skiing and snowboarding, Mount Seymour is the perfect mountain for you to get started on. You’ll love the new Mystery Peak Express chair lift and they offer other activities like snow tubing, tobogganing and snowshoeing!

How to get there? A shuttle bus is available at Lonsdale Quay.

Cost? Full Day lift ticket: $51
Night Skiing: $39 (4pm – 10pm).

Discount tickets: They offer season passes and book of 5 tickets.

Operation Times? Closed, soon to be open!

For more information, check out the website HERE.

Cheers,

Queenie

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: SmartSaver Vancouver

Want to engage in local activities and get a free meal?

The Irish Heather Restaurant offers free dinner and a beer in exchange for pitting cherries in the restaurant. It’s called “Pit for Your Supper” and is part of the Long Table Series taking place at the Irish Heather. It was originally created as an alternative dining experience during recession and, being a unique  experience, has lasted until today. You can get the LTS communal dinner Sunday through Wednesday for $18 but it’s free Wednesdays for a couple of hours of your help.

The activity takes place every Wednesday starting at 7pm. About 50 people sit around a long 40-foot communal table in the restaurant, pit cherries for two hours, and receive a free meal afterwards. It’s like a dinner with 50 new and old friends but nobody needs to clean up after the meal! Next Wednesday the Irish Heather will serve Spiced Pork Loin with Potato Salad & Fresh Cut Slaw; a vegetarian version of the meal is also available.

The fruits to be processed are from a farm in Naramata, BC. Later in the season the cherries will be replaced by other fruits like apricots, peaches, apples and pears. Participants will see the fruits in the restaurant’s dishes and drinks later!

The offer will last until the fall, for reservations please e-mail reso@irishheather.com.

Cheers,

Xenia

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 Ranchstay Program

Hey Everyone,

Do you recognize yourself in the following words? Outgoing, love animals, flexible, hard-working, curious, good communicative skills. Yes? than the INTERNeX ranchstay program is very interesting for you!

In INTERNeX ranchstay program you get the change to immerse yourself in the real Canadian life. You will be part of a local farm family, and will experience the Canadian culture.

You will be specifically matched with a family that can provide the right experience for you based on your interests, and which ranch is interested in your profile.

You are allowed to use all the facilities at the farm, for example horseback riding and driving on the tractor.

INTERNeX provides ongoing support when you are in the INTERNeX Ranchstay program. INTERNeX will act as mediator between you and the ranch. INTERNeX will arrange everything for you, so that you know exactly what to expect.

There are many different kind of ranchstays that INTERNeX offers. For example a horse ranch, wine ranch, and husk ranch!

The Ranchstay program will allow you to get in touch with your inner cowboy whilst still enjoying the comforts of living with a local farming family. Come and explore Canada’s great wide open and it will be a memory that will last you a lifetime.

For more information visit our website!
Questions: send an e-mail

Cheers, your PR-team

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

The INTERNeX Volunteer Program!

Do you love animals? Have you ever wanted to help, rescue or rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? You can do this when you join the INTERNeX Volunteer Program! With the volunteer program you will help orphaned wildlife in Canada, because they need help all year round. With the volunteer program you will help out a local community and immerse yourself into an amazing and historical culture!

Most of the volunteer locations are in the remote parts of Canada, so if you enjoy nature and being outdoors as well, this program is the right fit for you! You will see the most beautiful, breath taking views and places. It is also possible to volunteer in a big city for those who prefer that, such as Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary. In the cities you can volunteer at pet rescue centers, where you will have to take care of cats, dogs and other pets.

The volunteer program is not quite the perfect holiday program, because the volunteering work could be exhausting sometimes. However, helping and rescuing animals is definitely a rewarding experience in your life. The volunteer program is unpaid, but it is definitely worth the international experience you will get back!

Are you outgoing, flexible, hard working, physically fit, good at communicating with others and a Canada fan? Then you would fit perfectly in our volunteer program! Would you like more information about this program? Go to our website: www.internexcanada.com

Make your Canada experience a unique one, go for INTERNeX!

Cheers,
Claudia

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

The Latest Update on Vancouver Fashion Week

A little recap of the event that took over Vancouver!

Catwalk down the runway!!!

As you all know, we had a lucky winner, Melissa, that came along with us to the Vancouver Fashion Week!

Say CHEESE!

When we arrived at Empire Landmark Hotel, we walked into a room of bustling, excited chatter, and paparazzi-like media that stood at the end of the walkway, anticipating the catwalk by the models.

Papillon Theme

The event was mainly local and international.  We saw many designers, as they proudly displayed their masterpieces onto the models.  There are some very unique pieces, such as the inspiration from nature—papillon (meaning butterfly).  As the models walked down the runway, music accompanied the theme of the clothing line.

As the day went on, more and more people showed up.  By the time we left, we saw a long line-up of people, clutching onto their tickets and eagerly waiting to enter the room that contains the glamour of fashion, music, and of course, the flashing lights from many cameras from all around the room.

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