INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts

Most people associate WHISTLER with skiing and snow. But did you know that Whistler originally became famous as a summer resort?

The story goes that the couple Alex and Myrtle Phillip heard about the beauty of the region and purchased land around what is Whistler today. The village developed and the beautiful lakes attracted first tourists who mostly entertained themselves with fishing. By the 1920s, Rainbow Lodge was one of the most popular summer destinations west of the Rocky Mountains.

Today, as Whistler is a well-known ski resort, the summer months bear even more activities. In fact, there is so much going on that Whistler is regularly rated as the world’s best year-round destinations. Take a look at these facts and you’ll know why:

  • More than 40 different summer activities (mountain biking, hiking, nature tours, sightseeing, …)
  • Tons of trails for hiking and mountain biking including incredible views
  • It’s a paddling paradise! With five lakes and numerous rivers Whistler has all water sports you can wish for
  • Endless après ski parties in more than 30 bars, clubs and lounges
  • If you wish for more than sports, shop in more than 200 retail shops

Sounds a lot – you can find out for yourself how much of it you manage to do in one weekend!

JUNE 22nd TO 24th

Shoot me an email if you want to join us for fun and action in Whistler!

Cheers, Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

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!

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events

The next weeks will be packed with exciting events! Enjoy the spring with a little bit of singing and outdoor activities! May is almost over, so it’s time for planning the JUNE TRIP!

Karaoke PuB NiGHT – Wednesday, May 23rd
The next PuB NiGHT on Wednesday will be spectacular! We organized a karaoke night for you. Since this is my last pub night, I was able to pick where to go. Karaoke is always fun and that’s why my choice fell on a karaoke bar. I’m looking forward to your song choices and I’m sure with your help this PuB NiGHT will be a terrific last one for me. Mark the date! Details about location and exact time you will get in the announcement on Tuesday. 😉
When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 8pm
Where: TBA

Stanley Park Bike Tour – Sunday, May 27th
Get ready for our big bike ride at Stanley Park next weekend. Grab your bike or borrow one and let`s go! Stanley Park is a beautiful place and inviting with its well-established routes for cycling. The best way through the Stanley Park is by bicycle! Check facebook for details and to sign up. This will be a special experience!
When: Sunday, May 27th, 1pm
Where: TBA

WHISTLER TRIP – June 22-24
Whistler – one of the most famous places in Canada! Want to see spectacular landscapes? Want to feel the Olympic spirit? Then join our June trip!
Located in the Coast Mountains, Whistler offers an endless range of activities: enjoy unbelievable views in the mountains, relax on lake beaches, or go out in Whistler’s après ski nightlife! For us there will be even more: prepare for an action weekend with hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, or even bungee jumping!

Do you have any questions? Feel free to drop by the office or send us an email to

Have a great week and don’t miss to join all the fun!

Cheers, Maria

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149