Smart Saver Vancouver

Dear ski and snowboard fans, April is just about to start which means that the winter sports season is nearly over… So, take the last chances to grab your skis or your snowboard and hit the slopes. Since a day on the mountain can be quite expensive, here are some tips and tricks to save some money.

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Before you take the gondola up the mountain, it is worth checking the website Liftopia.com. There is often a broad range of offers for discounted lift tickets, if you buy them in advance. Sometimes, there are even great discounts that include rentals already. Another website that has some good offers is Groupon.com. Currently, you can score a deal for rentals on Grouse Mountain, for example.

Mount Seymour is offering a special offer called ‘Carload Wednesday’. You can ski on Wednesday nights for only $99 per car. So, if five people fit in the car, you only pay less than $20 per person for the lift ticket. Hiring a car is not that expensive in Vancouver, so if you gather some people, it can be totally worth it! No panic for those without a driver’s license: you can check out the Facebook group ‘Seymour Mountain Rideshare’ where people are offering rides for a small fee.

If you want to head to Cypress Mountain, which is my personal favourite by the way, you can take a shuttle bus from downtown for only $20 (students) or $22 (adults) for a round trip. The bus takes you directly to the ski resort, very convenient!

A must-do trip for all skiing fans is of course the famous resort Blackcomb in Whistler. Here, it is worth it to buy a lift ticket beforehand online via their website whistlerblackcomb.com. You can save the most if you purchase the tickets more than a week in advance. So, plan ahead and score a good deal!

Last but not least, it is also worth it to check out shops that offer winter sports supply. At the end of the season, many clothes and skiing supplies are on discounted sale now. This is your chance to already get new gear for the next season!

There are many ski and snowboard fans in our INTERNeX crew, so why not team up and go on a day trip together? I hope that you can score some good deals and enjoy the beautiful mountains on your ski or snowboard!

See you at tonight’s PuB NiGHT at Malone’s!

– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Another Smart Saver Vancouver only for women. Sorry guys, next time…I promise!

This smart saver is for the girls who cannot  get enough of shredding the slopes. Every Monday until March 31st (excl. Feb 10th) evening from 5.00pm to 10.00pm Mount Seymour opens their slopes for girls of any age for free as part of the Shred for the Cure Foundation.

You just need to pick up a voucher at one of the listed retail locations. You can grab as many vouchers as you want to. You will receive a complimentary evening lift ticket after showing your voucher at the Guest Services and making a minimum of $5.00 donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. Your donation will go directly to the BC Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer research.

It is not only about shredding the slopes and the ladies only park jams, it includes also music throughout the night and you even can win prizes such as, jackets, hoodies, googles etc.

Girls just wanna have fun!

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: Vancouver facts!

What do you know about Vancouver?

Read further to find some more fun and interesting facts about Vancouver.

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  •  Established by Captain George Vancouver in 1886.
  • Situated at an altitude of 71m/236ft.
  • Population: 603,502 (growing at a steady rate of 3%)
  • More than 35% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born.
  • Vancouver has the highest per capita proportion of Asians of any North American city.
  • A resident of Vancouver is called a Vancouverite.
  • Ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world and one of the 10 cleanest cities on the world.
  • It is the largest city in the province of British Columbia
  • The third largest city in Canada after Toronto and Montreal.
  • Largest film production center in North America after Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Port of Vancouver is the largest in Canada (and second in North America)
  • The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics were also held in this beautiful city.
  • Vancouver hosts one of the country’s largest annual gay pride parades.
  • Vancouver is the birthplace of the one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, called Greenpeace.
  • There are three ski hills in Vancouver: Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Best,

Mercedes

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: The picture of the week

Recovering from last night yet? I hope you all had a blast at our Pub and Club Night last night and that you came out to party with us one last time! (Although this hopefully isn’t going to be the last time)

We went snow tubing at Mount Seymour last weekend and it was seriously so much fun. The weather was perfect and when you’re with a great group of people, you know you are going to have a great time no matter what you do. The best part of snow tubing, other than sliding down the hill, was the tube lift! I tried walking up the hill afterwards and I was dying. It might not look very steep from the top, but when you are half way up the endless hill, you wish you took the lift instead!

Want to join in on the fun? Come to our weekly Pub night this Wednesday and our Granville Island Brewery Tour next Saturday!

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: How was your weekend? Snow tubing at Mt. Seymour!

The weather this past weekend was so nice and beautiful! It was definitely a change from the dark and rainy winter months, but of course it was still very cold.

And for those of you who went snow tubing with us at Mount Seymour last Saturday, you all know what I’m talking about! The sun was shining down on us and it was such a breath taking view on top of the mountain.

When we lined up to go snow tubing, my heart was pounding and I was dreading my turn. I thought to myself how I should’ve just stayed behind. But when I went down the hill, it was so much fun!  Everybody who came out with us definitely enjoyed themselves.  There were quite a few lanes that you could go down and I found it amusing how each one had its own name.  For example, one of them was called Fast Freddy and another one was known as KamiKaze.

Although the lineup was long and left us with limited amount of time, it was such an awesome day to be up at Seymour. If you didn’t want to wait in the huge line at the tubing lift area, you had to trek up an insane hill pulling your snow tube at the same time. I only walked up once, but I think everyone would agree that it was more worth it to just wait in that big line. 

I couldn’t think of a better way than to end the already perfect day by watching the gorgeous sunset on the bus, driving down the mountain. Everybody had their cameras out (including me) and was all in awe.

For the rest of my weekend, I just spent it relaxing but I really needed it after such a busy week. I hope you all had a great time on the weekend and went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather in Vancouver.

Let’s all hangout again at the pub and club night at the Pint Friday January 25th! You should definitely come out to this event as it will be a farewell party for our two amazing PR interns Irene and Queenie.

Have another great week everyone!

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: What to do on the Weekend?

The sun is shining, but it might not last long knowing how fickle Vancouver’s weather can be! This means it’s time to get out there and enjoy the awesome weather we’ve been getting!

SNOW TUBING @ Mount Seymour

Ready for some of the most fun you’ll ever have? At least, I am! Snow tubing is very simple, you sit on a tire-like floaty thing and you slide down the hill – no experience required. Come and hang out with the crew and meet some awesome people! Don’t forget to wear warm clothing and waterproof clothing if possible.

  • Where? Meet inside Waterfront Station (MAP) to take the seabus to North Vancouver.
  • When? 12PM
  • Cost? $20 for two hours of snowtubing and $8 for shuttle cost to Seymour.

Join our Facebook event for more information.

DINE OUT VANCOUVER

Vancouver has some of the best and most diverse cuisines in the world, but it can get pricey when you eat out often. This popular annual festival is back and it is a great way to try out some of the more expensive restaurants at a discounted price! Over 200 restaurants in Vancouver are offering set menus of $18, $28, or $38.

  • When? Jan 18th – Feb 3rd

Check out all the menus at Dine Out Vancouver Website and be sure to make reservations ahead of time!

90s DANCE PARTY @ Library Square Public House

Most of us have grown up in the 90’s listening to Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls or Britney Spears. Well, maybe that’s just me. But the 90’s was a great time and it’s time to relive it by dancing to the best music of that era.

  • Where? Library Square Public House
    300 West Georgia Street Vancouver (MAP)
  • When? 9PM to 3AM
  • Drinks Specials? $5.60 Feature craft beer bottles
    $5 House wine

For more information, check out the website HERE.

CANUCKS

What more can I say? The season officially starts tomorrow and you can’t possibly survive this weekend without catching a bit of hockey.

There are two games going on Saturday and Sunday night at 7PM and 6PM right here at Rogers Arena. Tickets are, of course, super expensive, but the atmosphere at any pubs in Vancouver will be just as amazing.

Vancity Buzz has found some of the best cheapest pubs around town to watch the games. Check it out!

Happy Weekend!

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: Upcoming Events

It’s snowing outside and snow always makes me happy. I think it just makes everything a little prettier and a little more peaceful.

Let’s kick start off the week with some drinks at our weekly Pub Night! I feel like I haven’t seen some of you in a while so let’s have a good catch up.

If you are new to Vancouver, don’t be shy, come out and meet some cool, awesome people! As they say, the more the merrier, so stay tuned for our announcement on where we will be heading to.

Speaking of snow, let’s try out some snow tubing at Mount Seymour this Sunday shall we? If you’ve never been before, I can guarantee you that it will be super fun and you don’t need any skills to be good at it.

This is one of your last chances to hang out with Irene and I as we are both finishing up our PR internship here at the end of this month!

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