What to Do in Vancouver – sports edition

There is definitely more than hiking and ice-hockey in Vancouver 🙂

Let’s have a look at a variety of different kind of sports you can try when you’re in Vancouver. But where is the best place to do your favourite sport or try something new? Of course you can easily grab your running shoes and go for a run through the city or Stanley Park. This is also an amazing place for inline skating (rollerblading) or riding a bike. But for now back to the best place to start… A good possibility are the community centers which are located all over the city – also a great way to connect with other people while getting fit and active. Additionally you can use local fitness centres.

Outdoor (water) sports: I can highly recommend trying to stand up paddle at Sunset Beach. It looks harder than it actually is. However, it is definitely advantageous if you have a good sense of balance. In Addition, Vancouver offers many opportunities for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking or sailing. It’s so much fun trying water sports with amazing views of the skyline and the mountains.

Ball sports: There are also many opportunities to play or just watch soccer in Vancouver.
Since this sport has one of the longest playing season it’s a great way for people looking for an “all year sport”.
For those interested in tennis there is also the possibility to try racquetball and squash.
Raquetball is a raquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball. You can play on an indoor or outdoor court.
Side fact: It burns a lot of calories 😉

Hockey: Yes, Canada definitely has a thing for ice hockey; but have you ever tried ball-, broom- floor- or field hockey? Join a hockey club and find out how much fun playing in a team can be. Of course there are possibilities where you can ice skate as well. Some indoor ice rinks are even available all year.

Ultimate frisbee: Have you ever played frisbee in a professional team? Give it a try and join the Vancouver Ultimate frisbee team for playing something that might not be that well known and common in Europe. There are plenty of options finding a team suitable for all ages and levels and to play in every season.
Also another popular activity is disk golf; just like golf except with specially weighted frisbees; amazing fun!

Of course there are many other sport activities waiting for you to try them out…have fun 😉

Cheers,

– Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
2005-689 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 0J2
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Upcoming INTERNeX Events

Hi Everyone,

INTERNeX is organising  an awesome paintball trip on the 1st of October (Saturday).  Are you ready for an adventurous and fun outdoor activity ? Than this trip is perfect for YOU!
There are always 2 teams playing against each other, experienced and beginners mixed evenly. There are a few different games that can be played on the field of 3 acres 🙂

When: 1st of October

Time: 12:00am – we can stay as long as we want, but 4 hours is the average

Price: $35
Entrance
– 200 balls (you can buy more balls if you want)
– Paintball marker
– Goggles/Mask
– CO2 Tank
– Barrel Sack
– Overalls (when available)

Where:
100 B Lower Capilano
North Vancouver

How do I come there:
Take bus 241/246/247 on Georgia Street
Go out at FB Marine Dr FS Capilano Rd
Walk to 100 B lower Capilano ( 9 min)

More information: Please click here to visit the official website

If you think you can handle this and you wanna join us, please send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com

We look forward to see you all at the 1st of October!
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Last change to sign  up for the rafting trip!
As you might know there will be a rafting trip upcoming weekend:)
We still have some spots left for YOU, so let us know if you wanna join us!
So once again I will give you some details about this adventurous trip!

TOUR OVERVIEW:
This tour combines two of Canada’s favorite past-times – Camping & Rafting. Plus, as an added Bonus you get to try some Caving or go on a Waterfall Walk.

You spend the night in the great outdoors camping, in a tent. As you sit around the campfire you can tell spooky tales, enjoy some star-gazing or just enjoy the ambiance created by Mother Nature. During the day you race down a raging river defying all rapids in your path. Afterwards you get to relax around camp or go exploring. It’s a GREAT way to spend a weekend and will give you stories to tell for years.

The date is the 17-18 of September and it takes place in Chiliwack, which is supposed to be one of the best places for rafting in BC. It includes 1500 feet of river front and panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains.

TOUR INCLUDES:
– 3 to 4 hours of Wet & Wild White Water Rafting
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner
– All camping equipment
– Expert Rafting guides
– Campfire and marshmallow roast
– All tips and taxes
– The coolest Canadian guide!! ;)

PRICE and SINGING IN:
And you get all this for just $155!! If you want to invite your friends, you/they are very welcome as well. For friends of INTERNeX Students the price will be only $165.
The number of tickets are still limited, and the deadline of signing in is September 8th  11:59pm, so in order to avoid disappointment, sign up by writing an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com. You then will pay in our office.

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

 

Vancouver’s Must See Attractions – Part VIII

This time I found another “outdoor” activity for you guys!!

It’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen – The Classical Chinese Garden located in the second largest China-town in North America.

Visit the only Ming Dynasty-style Chinese garden build outside of China in 400 years.

Savor the beauty and calm in the garden while enjoying a typical cup of complimentary Chinese tea.
You will see turtles lying lazy in the sun and watch the brilliant colored koi swimming through the water.

Whether the sun is shining or it is raining in the garden, this is the perfect location to visit all around the year, due to its covered walkways and beautiful vistas.

 

So enjoy your trip!

 

Cheers,

 

George