INTERNeX is going to Kelowna!

INTERNeX is planning its first trip of 2017 on the 17th of February. This time we will spend 2 nights in the beautiful city Kelowna. Kelowna is a city on the east from Vancouver. Next to it lays an amazing lake called Okanagan.

Kelowna is known as the warmest place of Canada in summer, which is why this is the perfect place for the making of wine. The Sparkling wine of Kelowna even have won a lot of prices on the world market. Therefore, it would be a great option to do wine tasting during the Kelowna trip. If you are a wine fan, interested in Kelowna’s culture or just an alcohol fan, you definitely should not miss the opportunity to try Kelowna’s amazing wine.

Not such a fan of wine, but still want to get to know Kelowna’s culture? Then you should try out a food tour or check out the Farmers’ and Crafters’ market in Kelowna. Food is a very important part of the Canadian culture and therefore if you really want to feel Canadian, you should get to know its food culture.

It is also a perfect area if you like to get active. Big White is a great mountain where we can go skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or snow tubing! Skiing is something you really should have done during your stay in Canada, so this trip gives you the great opportunity to try out skiing for the first time. If you do not like snow that much, you can also try out one of the amazing hiking trails in this area. There are a lot of hiking trails around the lake, various parks and even on Big White.

Subscription has to be done at the INTERNeX office or during PuB NiGHT. However, we have preference to arrange everything in the office. The trip costs $240 and you have to pay it in cash, so do not forget to go to the ATM beforehand. Accommodation and transportation is included in this price. All activities mentioned above are optional and are additional expenses. To keep being updated, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752728721720859/

We only have limited spots available, so subscribe and pay to ensure your spot soon!

– Iris

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

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INTERNeX experiences Whistler

Past Friday we started our amazing weekend trip to Whistler. During our bus ride we collected some power for the night. Whistler received us with rain and the way from the bus station to the hotel therefore was not that enjoyable, especially because we all had to carry lots of food and of course our baggage.
Furthermore the challenge for me was to guide all people, with suitcase in the one hand, IMG_2008mobile phone as a navigation system and umbrella in the other hand, to our accommodation.
After arriving there we divided all the food (more or less) fair and got ready for having dinner.
I was wondering that we managed to go out togetherbecause actually it’s always a little difficult to handle so many people. Therefore I’m glad we made it! Afterwards we met up in one of our rooms for celebrating the rest of Vivien’s birthday. In addition to that we partied into Yannick’s birthday. We had lots of fun!

IMG_2072Concerning the weather the next day was a way better than the day before.

Luckily the sun was shining the whole day. Perfect requirements for doing all the activities we had planned. Most of us did zip lining which is really amazing and it’s also a lot of fun! I have done that before so I just went hiking with some other girls. We bought a ticket for one of the gondolas and enjoyed the gorgeous view on the peak of the mountain. Some girls also did bungee jumping. I would never do a bungee jump or something comparable. I’m not afraid of heights but I don’t trust the equipment. However the girls really had fun and would like to do this again. Unbelievable!

As I already mentioned two of our INTEReXers had their birthday this past weekend so we had a good reason to party a lot. That’s why we went out to have some drinks after we cooked dinner on our own. That night was just awesome!IMG_2075

Sadly we didn’t manage to go out as a whole group because some preferred to go to a Club and some only wanted to go to a Pub. I decided to join the “Pub Crawl”. We played darts and some drinking games. It was so much fun!

Even on Sunday our group was separated. I was part of the “Adventure Group”. We wanted to go to Alta Lake, which is actually very close to Whistler Village, and our plan was to rent a canoe but instead we experienced the surroundings (even if it was involuntary…). Nevertheless I guess there are worse places to spend your Sunday afternoon. The weather was beautiful and for that reason we relaxed on a jetty and enjoined
the amazing view we had on the mountains, the lake and the houses around the lake.IMG_2079
And then the weekend trip was already almost over again. Time flies a way too fast especially if you are having a good time and that’s what we had.

 

Hope you enjoined the trip as much as I did!

INTERNeX goes Portland-14th November

Portland

Yaaay we’re going to Portland.

On November 14th to 16th we are planning to go to Portland, also known as the “City of Roses”. On Friday, November 14,we’ll meet at 7 am at Waterfront Station. After crossing the Border to the US we’ll have lunch in Southern Washington. The expected approach time in Portland will be 5 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a Basketball game for $25 on Friday as well as on Saturday. Those who don’t want to watch a game can enjoy their free time in Portland.
After included breakfast at the hotel on Saturday, we are going to shop at Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. Take a look here to get an overview of all the nice shops in the Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. You’ll be able to get your first Christmas presents in all these different shops.

Later on we’ll have a Portland walking City tour with our friendly tour guide.
On Sunday we’ll leave Portland at 9am after our included breakfast. Before our lunch break in Southern Washington we’ll stop at Multnomah Waterfalls, which is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon and the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Canadian Border you’ll be able to do some Duty Free Shopping before we’ll be back in Vancouver at about 8 pm.

For a price of just 229$ you’ll get:
• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!
As you maybe already noticed, the US always thinks you’re a killer or something like that if you want to cross the border. So you need some paper stuff which you have to bring with you for crossing the border:

  • Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable)
  • Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)
  • Copy of Airplane Ticket or Student Registration
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Government photo ID for proof of age
  • Also important are some good walking shoes

You can sign up for this trip in our office and please remember to pay cash. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible because the tickets will be sold out based on that low price very fast.
Join the event here.

Hope many of you want to join us for this amazing trip, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

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

Review: Whistler Trip

We are back from our amazing trip to Whistler. Unfortunately Henrik was sick and not able to join the trip, so we were just a small group of 7 people, but however we had a really great time.

We headed off for our adventure with the bus Saturday, September 27, at 10:30 am and arrived in Whistler round about 1 pm.  After a short time of confusion we got the right bus to our Hotel, Coast Backcomb Suites at Whistler. The Hotel was pretty nice, we got two big rooms, each with a kitchen, a balcony, a bedroom and a small living room.

After the check in some of us went out to go horseback riding, which was pretty cool. The horses were well behaved and we saw the Alexander Waterfalls, which was really amazing. Our tour guide was pretty cool and looked like a real cowboy, he told us some really funny stories and even offers us a job as a tour guide, because he always need some.
The rest of the group went through Whistler Village, which is pretty nice with all the small shops, and enjoyed the sun.
In the evening we cooked some spaghetti with tomato sauce. It wasn’t the best dinner we ever had, but it was eatable. Of course it was also time to start drinking some cider and beer. Since it is allowed to drink alcohol even in the hot tubes, we took our bottles with us and enjoyed lazing around in the hot tubes. The hot tubes closed at 10 pm so it was time for us to go out to explore the Night Clubs in Whistler. You can imagine we had a really great night.

Unfortunately we couldn’t avoid a little hangover on Sunday, but after the breakfast with some muffins and waffles we all felt better. We checked out and left our bags at the hotel. During the boys went to Lost Lake just to hang out in the sun, the girls went up to the Whistler Mountain with Whistler Village gondola. Up on the Mountain we hiked to Harmony Lakes, which was really beautiful. We had amazing views over Whistler and the Mountains and totally enjoyed the fresh mountain air. Since the Olympic Winter Games 2010 were placed in Whistler as well, of course we had to take some pictures in front of the Olympic Rings. The bus back to Vancouver picked us up at 4:30. We arrived really tired but happy in Vancouver at 6:30.
I hope you guys enjoyed the trip as much as I did.

Click here if you want to see some more picture of our great trip to Whistler.

Because of Thanksgiving and Halloween there is no overnight trip in October but I hope many of you will join our next overnight trip to Portland in November for some Christmas shopping.

Looking forward to see you at our next Pub Night on Wednesday.

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

 

Victoria – Trip

A new month means another overnight stay. Since the sun is out and the flowers are blossomed it is time to visit the capital of BC, Victoria.

We will leave for Victoria on Saturday 26th of July at 7am from Waterfront and will take the public transport to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassern. From there we will hop on the ferry and continue or travel to Victoria. In Victoria we will firstly check-inn our hostel from where we than well explore Victoria.

Victoria is the provincial capital of BC and second largest city after Vancouver. Victoria is located on Vancouver Island which is rated as the top island in the Continental US and Canada and is voted as one of the top ten islands in the world in 2012 by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Victoria is a combination of heritage architecture, colourful gardens and many outdoor activities as well as culinary experiences and a vibrant art and culture scene.

We will end our night with some drinks in one of Tim’s recommended pubs. The next morning we will have some more time to explore Victoria and who wants can join one of the many outdoor activities, such as kayaking, sup or biking. We will start or return in the late afternoon and will be back in Vancouver around 9-ish.

This fun trip will be exclusive for INTERNeX and will cost you just $90, which includes the accommodation and the ferry. This means that the cost for the public transportation in Vancouver and Victoria is not included, however we hope you understand that you can use your monthly pass for this or a zone 1 ticket since it is in the weekend. The bus in Victoria from the ferry terminal to the accommodation will be $2.50 each way, so please make sure you have this in coins.

We hope many of you will join us for this fun trip to the beautiful Victoria. If you have any further question, do not hesitate to ask us!!

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

Highlights of the month June

July welcomed us with sunshine and Canada day, it’s going to be a beautiful month! However before we really start July lets see what we did in June and we are going to do in July.

We started June with a White Water Rafting / Camping trip to Chilliwack with the one and only Lee. He picked us op on Saturday afternoon and we drove down to Chilliwack. There we set up our tents and enjoyed the night. The next morning it was time to go rafting and after an amazing time on the water we came back to the camp for lunch and a last game of volleyball.

On the 21th of June we went to the Pint to watch the soccer game Germany against Ghana. We had a nice little brunch before the game started and afterwards most of us decided to enjoy the sun by either going to the beach or for a bike ride around Stanley Park.

We ended the month with a Pub&Club night where we also sadly had to say goodbye to our intern Daniela. We will miss here, but we are sure she will have a blast traveling and wish here all the best for the future.

The first of July will of course be celebrated with joining the parade and watching the fireworks. On the 12th of July we will relax at the Khatsahlano street party with music performances, little markets and food trucks. On the 20th of July we will to for a hike at the Grouse Grind and on the last weekend of July it is time for our monthly overnight trips. This time to Victoria.

As you just heard we have many fun activities planned for you in July, so make sure you check Facebook regular or come to our pub nights to get the newest information about the activities. (ps: our next pub night will be on the beach again!)

We hope you enjoyed our little video and let us know what your favorites were in June and what you would like to do while you are here! 

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

White Water Rafting Review

What an amazing weekend!! We hope you had so much fun as we had. On Saturday the 7th of June was THE day were our awesome rafting trip started. Our crazy tour guide Lee from WestTrek picked us at 2pm with a sweet van on Waterfront station up and we made our way to Chilliwack. On our way we stopped of course to get some snacks and drinks (a lot of drinks ;)) for the campfire that night.

We arrived in Chilliwack around 4pm and after we setting up our tents (which mostly we girls did!!), close to a big camp fire place, we started playing volleyball, which was pretty fun. Of course we started already drinking, so you can imagine how funny the volleyball match was. At around 6pm our dinner was ready. There was a buffet with good food, we enjoyed the food while sitting outside in the sun. After dinner we went straight back to the volleyball court and had a exiting match agains the yellow team (high school kids) which of course we won ;).

After the beach volleyball match it was time to start the campfire. We all gathered around the campfire. We spend the whole night drinking, kind of singing, looking at the stars and sharing crazy stories and watch crazy Alex falling down 🙂

The next morning we woke up at around 8am in the morning for a great breakfast with pancakes, eggs and coffee. After a safety talk, which made everybody scared as hell, it was finally time to go Rafting!!! They brought us to the river in old retro school busses and we went on the river with 3 boats with in total about 25 people. There were lots of crazy rapids and the surrounding was stunning! After rafting for about an hour we stopped and dragged our boats on shore. We hiked up to an amazing waterfall and walked through the waterfall, it was breath taking! When we got back in our boats and on the river the rapids kept getting bigger and faster. Three hours later we got back to camp, but it was not over yet! For the real Die Hards there was the possibility to go back on the river again and experience the biggest rapids. Of course all the INTERNeX candidates were up for that. We went back on the river, it was insane! The river was super wild, awesome!

After we came back to the camp our lunch was already waiting for us. We had a last volleyball match and than we made our way back to Vancouver. We arrived in Vancouver around 4pm. Of course we have all the picture on Flickr.

I hope you guys had so much fun as we had 🙂

 

 

We hope we will see you on Wednesday at our weekly Pub Night @ the Doolin’s. 

 

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