How Was Your Weekend?

And it’s Monday again which means back to work, but not before I relive my amazing weekend just one more time. So if you would like to know what I did during my weekend than keep on reading.

So on Saturday, after sleeping for quit some while, I got up to do some grocery shopping and after that I got ready to go out that night since it was Marvin’s last night in Vancouver. We started off in The Morrissey pub where we had some drinks and food. After a while we decided to go to The Bourbon where we danced the night away and played some pool. At the end of the night it was time to say goodbye to Marvin, but I’m sure we will see each other again somewhere.

The next morning I had to wake up early since it would be an active day for me. David, Rebecka and I decided to go to Lynn Valley Park to do a small hike and to of course walk over the suspension bridge. So we took the bus after grabbing some coffee at Starbucks and drove to Lynn Valley Park. When we arrived there we bought some hot chocolate to bring with us during the hike.
23336325_1829823627045985_471869436_oOnce we had our drinks we walked to the suspension bridge and my first thought was, wow this is high and long, but eventually I had the courage to cross the bridge and we even took some pictures on there.

After we crossed the bridge we walked towards the river and drank some really clean and pure water from the river. We also did some rock climbing to see a small and hidden waterfall close to the place where most people swim during the summer.

Around 5 p.m. it started to get dark so we decided to go back and have some dinner before heading home.

23377101_1760953983946073_1264544648_oIn the meantime, Bart went with the other people from INTERNeX to Granville Island. After they had lunch it was time to see the sunset from up the hill. They went shopping for a hat and went to the public market before going to the brewery. At the brewery they got explained how different beers are made and what is important for the different tastes. Then it was time for the real work. They went in the brewery to see it actually happen and they closed the day by tasting different kind of tasters.

Thank you all for joining us either for the hike or for the Brewery Tour. We hope to see you all during PuB NiGHT this Wednesday.

-Mandy

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Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon sign

Last weekend the sun was shining in Vancouver and we went on a little trip to a beautiful nature park called Lynn Canyon, located in North Vancouver. The park was amazing with a lot of hiking trails, waterfalls and the famous Lynn Canyon suspension Bridge.

 

LynnCanyonBridgeAfter walking over the bridge we went exploring the park by hiking and searched for some black bears in the forest.  Unfortunately we didn’t saw any bears, but hopefully next time 🙂 On our way through the park, we saw people jumping in the water from cliffs and Holy Jesus, the rescue theme was in action.  After a relaxing hike it was time for coffee and snack at the delicious Lynn Canyons Coffee shop.  It was a hot day so we ended up bathing in the cool water. What a perfect day in a beautiful Canadian nature.

LynnCanyonSwim

Thank you guys for joining us on this amazing day trip.

Cheers 🙂

Client Testimonial

Anne, Norway

When I finished my studies in Norway I felt an eager to go abroad to get some international experience and to have a good time as well. I started to look online to see what kind of opportunities that existed and I found out that INTERNeX offered different programs for work and travel. I chose to go to Canada mainly because I wanted to practice my English and because I’ve had heard so many good things about the country. And now I can confirm that it’s all true! The landscape is stunning, the people are nice, there are big cities full of entertainment and in my opinion the weather is great too. Basically Canada offers everything you can think of.

INTERNeX sat me up with a job interview before I left Norway so I was sure to have a job when I came over. My adventure started off in Rocky Mountains where I worked at a mountain resort. During my time there I got to see wonderful nature and magical views when I was hiking. It was also a lot of other fun things to do including mountain biking, horseback riding, white water rafting and canoeing.
The resort I was working at was close to Calgary so I went there for a long weekend as well. Of course I had to see the Calgary Tower with view over the whole city while I was there. I also got to see real cowboys and do some serious shopping after not seeing a mall in months!
After the summer season was over I decided to move to Vancouver and now I live in an apartment in beautiful Yaletown. I work in a coffee shop down town as well so that fits me perfectly. When I’m not at work trying to make magnificent latté art, I like to go for a run in my neighbourhood next to False Creek passing by Science World, Rogers Stadium and BC Place Stadium. It’s so nice early in the morning when the sun is reflecting in the water.

Because I live down town I’m spending a lot of time there and one of my favourite things to do is to walk up and down Robson Street. That street offers everything a girl wish for including Victoria’s Secret, delightful chocolate stores and many good clothing stores. Beside that I’ve so far been to Stanley Park, China Town, Vancouver Public Library and Canada Place which is also down town.

But the best thing about Vancouver is that you have the nature so close to the city. I have been in North Vancouver a couple of times and I spent one day in Lynn Canyon Park and saw the Twin Falls, Rice Lake and walking over the suspension bridge. I have also been hiking up Grouse Mountain which is famous for its ravishing view over Vancouver, but I went there on a cloudy day, so the only thing I could see from the top was clouds, but that was pretty cool to see too and I had a great time hiking with my friends.
All my time in Canada has been amazing and I would strongly recommend a trip like this to everyone that’s considering going. Thanks to INTERNeX everything has gone smoothly for me and they have helped me with many practical things and arranging fun events where I’ve made many new friends. All that’s left for me to say is I’m having the time of my life and I will always think of this adventure with a smile on my mouth.

Cheers Anne 🙂

INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGHTS of the week Ep. 6/2013

Another Highlights episode is ready…Welcome to Highlights of the Week, Episode 6!

On Saturday we went to Lynn Canyon. Is an amazing place, very beautiful, so we took some incredible pictures that you can see in our Flickr account.

Last Wednesday we had our weekly pub night in the Cactus Club, in Yaletown. If you don’t know it, is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Vancouver, between False Creek, Robson and Homer Street.If you didn’t come, we really hope to see you in the next pub nights. Is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends.

And,  as each week, we had our special video: INTERNeX Explorer. This time, Jelle went to the 9 o’clock gun, in Stanley Park.

Finally tomorrow we are going to go to Chilliwack, as you can see in our picture of the week, Mercedes and Clara are impatient for test the sleeping bags.You will be able to see the pictures and the review of the trip the next week!

If you cannot come, don’t worry because we have a lot of things ready for the next month: The Rockies Trip in the August long weekend!

And this is everything for that week. We will continue next with more contents and news. Please don’t forget to like us on Facebook, comment and share.

Cheers!

Clara.

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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

Another week at the office starts today. But before we start, let’s take a look on the awesome weekend we had.

On Saturday we went to the Lynn Canyon Park in North-Vancouver.  We started hiking around 11am in the morning. In this park you can do some nice hikes. We saw waterfalls, bridges, fast flowing rivers, great views and of course the famous suspension bridge.

After a few minutes walking we went down to the river. The water was to cold for swimming, but with our shoes off we could climb to some of the big rocks. From there we took our shoes back on and continued our hike. Minutes later we arrived at the 30 foot pool. This is one of the main attractions of Lynn. It’s is a small canyon with some amazing blue and deep water.

  

Via a lot of stairs we came on a higher point. From there we hiked through the forest to the last thing on our list: the Twinn Falls. This is another waterfall you can visit (from the same river).
At the start point we took some lunch and enjoyed the (dry) weather. After the lunch we took the bus or bike back to our homes! Thanks for coming, we had a fantastic day with all of you!

Yesterday was also a busy day for me. I rented a car for one day to make a small roadtrip. First we went to Whistler, north of Vancouver. On our way we stopped at some awesome waterfalls. From Whistler we drove further north till we arrived at Pemberton. The temperature was amazing: 31 degrees Celsius! There was a small lake where some of us took a swim.

  

After a nice and full day of sightseeing is was time to go home. First we had some dinner in Squamish. After that we drove via the Sea to Sky highway back to (a rainy) Vancouver. I can recommend this trip to everybody; just rent a car and enjoy!

Have a great week,

Jelle

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

LYN CANYON

This Saturday, with or without rain, we’ll go to Lynn Canyon. It’s a beautiful park with 617 acres of forest. We’ll hiking (it isn’t very hard, about 1 hour), lunch there (you can bring your own food or buy something there) and enjoy all the attractions that the park offers:

– Suspension Bridge: the 50 meters high bridge is similar to the Capilano Bridge but free.

– Swimming Holes: there are some naturals pools in that park. We don’t know if the weather is going to be enough warm to swim, but it must be very beautiful to see.

– Pipe Bridge: wider than the suspension bridge, offers fabulous view of the canyon.

– Twin Falls

– Baden Powel Trail: one of the most famous footpaths in North Vancouver, is one of the routes that we can take. This trail links Capilano River, Grouse Mountain, the Power Line Trails, and Deep Cove.

Of course we can’t see everything, depends on the route that we’ll choose. Don’t forget to bring water, and rain clothes or sun cream, depending on the weather.

WHEN: Saturday 22nd at 11 am

WHERE: Lynn Canyon MAP

 

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

 This weekend is the 25th Edition of Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. It’s a boat race on the waters of False Creek. It is the oldest and largest dragon boat festivals held outside of Asia.

Apart from the race, there are a lot of things that you can see, like the Global Tea Lounge, CircusWest performances and workshops, and table tennis competitions…. and a beer garden in Grandville Island. Take a look to the entire schedule for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

5pm    Eye-dotting Ceremony at the Dragon Zone docks. Opening Celebrations including performances by Reggae On The Rocks, Orquesta Goma Dura and the Madskillz Fire Performance Finale and a BBQ at the Granville Island Beverage Garden.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

7pm    Festival Site closed

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

12pm  Championship races begin (time approximate)

1:30pm  Welcome Remarks from World Beat Stage

5pm    Paddlers and Volunteer Send Off begins in the Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden

6pm    Festival site is closed to the general public

WHEN: June 21-23

WHERE: False Creek, Vancouver. MAP

Have a wonderful weekend,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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What Are You Doing This Long Weekend?

This weekend is supposed to be a nice one! I have a few things on my to-do list that I want to see during the next few days. One of them includes Lynn Canyon Park. The park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It’s a great location for a  picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes!

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see. Crossing the bridge is always an exciting experience, it bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step. It is quite narrow and becomes a little nerve racking when there are several others trying to cross at the same time.

Not only is there a suspension bridge, but there are also twin falls.  A short wooden bridge crosses the raging river and there are two breathtaking waterfalls below. This bridge is a lot more comfortable than the Suspension Bridge as it doesn’t shake with every move. As a last stop, you can relax at a swimming hole which is popular among local residents who visit the park on a regular basis and tourists on a short visit. The 30 Foot Pool is a short walk from suspension bridge and doesn’t involve climbing hills or stairs. It is pretty easily accessible.  There is a small beach area near the swimming hole that is covered with small pebbles and good to lie down a towel or a blanket.

Getting There

If you are traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location. From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 10 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will take you directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

From Phibbs Exchange take bus #229 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers,

Laura