Tofino Trip : Food & Beverages

The Tofino trip is only one week away. So to make sure you are prepared and ready for it here is some more information about the trip.

Tofino is developing into a tourism destination, and like all tourism destinations they are a bit more expensive. So to make sure, you can get the cheapest of the cheapest here are some tips on how to save money while in Tofino.

So to save you some money, bring some snacks and drinks with you from Vancouver, we know it is a hustle to carry it with you, but than again, you only need carry you bag to the bus in Vancouver and from the bus to the hotel.

For those who still want to join the trip, you have till Friday 3pm the time to stop by the office , if you want to join us, you also have to think about what you want to do and pay for this. If you do not pay for your activity now, you can still pay during the trip, but there will be a slit increase in the price! (ps; we only accept CASH)

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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The Ultimate Tofino Experience – Activities Edition

In Tofino tons of activities can be done. For surfers, there are more than enough beaches to go to. For animal lovers, you can go on whale watching or bear watching adventures and for nature lovers there are many hiking trails and bike trails.

Whale Watching
Whale watching in Tofino is almost the whole year. The whale season start beginning March with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and goes till mid- or late October when the whales make their way to the south for mating season. You can expect to see Pacific gray whales during your trip and their is the possibility to also see Humpback whales. Mostly on the tours bald eagles, harbor seals, Steller and California sea lions as well as sea otters are seen. If you are likely to get sea sick, purchase some anti-nausea pills at the Tofino Pharmacy or ask the your guide for methods to avoid sea sickness. If you would like to go whale watching during our trip make sure you book it beforehand, which will save you some money. The cost for this activity is $70 for 1.5hrs.

Hot springs
The hot springs are situated in the Maquinna Provincial Park, 27 miles north west of Tofino. The tour to the hot springs will be a day tour so make are you pack some lunch. To get to the hot springs you have to go by boat, which takes you there in just a bit over an hour. Then the tour continues with a thirty minute walk down a cedar trail trough the old growth forest. Arrived at the hot springs you can relax in the pools that have a temperature of 109 degrees to 50 degrees. There are is also a waterfall. The tour cost $115 and includes the boat trip.

Surfing
Tofino is called the Canadian surf capital and that has a reason, the waves keep rolling in year-round on a beach that stretches over 30km. Wetsuit, booties and gloves are recommend if you want to spend some time in the water since the water is only 10C year-round. The most popular beaches for surfing are Chesterman Beach, Cox Bay Surfing and Long Beach Surfing. If you want to go surfing during the trip you can either join a 3hrs lesson for $70 or if you know how to surf you can rent a surf board, which cost you around $30 – $40.

Kayaking
Doing a kayak tour is a wonderful way to see the active life around Tofino’s harbor front and the natural environment. Due to the strong current it is not possible to only rent a kayak. However you have the option to join a 2.5hrs tour for $60 or 4hrs $75. On those tours you will be guided through the inlets of Tofino.

If you want to do any of those activities, please let us know beforehand so we can book the activities for you, which also saves you some money. You can sign up for the activities and the trip till the 9th of May. Check out our Facebook event for more information.
See you tonight at the Beach 

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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The Ultimate Tofino Experience – Hotel Edition

Just two more weeks before we are heading off to another adventure. We will take to ferry to Victoria Island and will visit the Canadian Capital of Surf, Tofino. We will have two nights in the nice Jamie’s Rainforest Inn.

The Jamie’s Rainforest Inn is located just off the Pacific Highway and a 10-minute walk to the Chesterman Beach, Tofino’s most popular surfing beach. The Inn is surrounded by 4 acres (16 187m2) of beautiful old growth coastal rainforest with access to walking trails and the Jamie’s private waterfront on the inlet side of the Tofino peninsula.

The Inn offers 28 rooms ranging from standard rooms with two queen beds to deluxe rooms. The rooms are equipped with a microwave, fridge and coffee room. Some rooms include fireplaces, sofa beds or kitchenettes. Free Wi-Fi is provide the hotels as well as bike rentals. Most of the rooms have a view over the beautiful rainforest and some views show a glimpse of the private waterfront. There is also a small library on-site. The restaurant serves breakfast (included), lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 8am till midnight, lunch is served from 12pm on, tapas from 4pm and dinner is served until midnight, also vegetarian and vegan options are available. So get your food-mode on!

More information about The Ultimate Tofino Experience can be found here and if you click here you can join our Facebook event. If you like to participate in this trip, make sure you pay before the 9th of May in cash.

We hope you will join us to Tofino and make it another unforgettable trip!

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

 

Rockies Trip: Hotel Series III

During the Rockies trip we will stay in three different hotels. The premier Mountain Lodge in Valemount, Mount Royal or The Banff International in Banff and the Travelodge in Golden. In the Rockies trip: Hotel series we will give you more information about every hotel. In our third episode we will take a closer look at the Travelodge in Golden  In our last episode we took a closer look into the hotels in Banff and Valemount.

Golden is a town in the southeastern part of British Columbia, 713 kilometers east from Vancouver.It is surrounded by five National Parks Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park and Kootenay National Park. We will visit a couple of those parks during our trip. As Valemount and Banff, also Golden economy is based on the tourism and hospitality sector. Golden has a population of 3,701 and is the only town which as 9 automobile repair shops compared to similar sized towns.

The Travelodge is located off the Trans-Canada Highway and only 10 minutes away from all the outdoor activities. Restaurants and beer & wine stores are within walking distance. The Travelodge is the only hotel in Golden which has a saltwater pool. The pool also has a waterslide, hot tub and sauna. The rooms feature a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee-maker and hairdryer. Furthermore the Travelodge offers free wireless internet and free continental breakfast.

This will be the last hotel we stay in during our trip, but we are not done with telling you guys what to expect of this amazing trip. Stay tuned for Thursday to find out to which club we will go in Banff.

Enjoy your monday and don’t forget to pay for the Rockies!

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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Rockies Weekend Spring 2014

Only 5 more weeks and some days before we leave for another great adventure. The rockies trip is known as one of ‘THE MUST-DO TRIP‘, while visiting Vancouver.

We will start our trip on April 18th and will be back in Vancouver on April 21st at night. You will enjoy a four day break from all the craziness in the city during the trip.

Our first stop of the tour will be in Hope, BC and we will then continue to Kamloops and the Spahats Falls. We end the first day in Valemount with a lovely BBQ Dinner and a hockey night.

 

 

The next day we will make our way to the popular Rockies resort Banff, Alberta. On our way we will stop at Mt. Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefields. After a long day of sightseeing and traveling we will end the day with a big party in Banff.

 

 

On our third day we will have a tour trough Banff and will make our way to Lake Louise and we might make a stop at Lake Moraine. From there on we will take our route towards Golden were we will enjoy another lovely BBQ and a campfire party.

 

 

 

On our last day we will stop at Last Spike, the Okanagan Valley and the Othello Tunnels before we will end the tour in Vancouver.   

 

 

Over the last years a lot of awesome pictures were taken during our Rockies Trip. Click here to get a very very beautiful impression of the Rockies.

I hope you are going to join us for this great adventure and we will keep you updated with further information

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

Whistler Trip Review

There should be a holiday dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays, especially after spending an awesome weekend in Whistler.

We started our Trip to Whistler at 7am at Canada place were we waited for the bus to pick us up. However for most of us we had to wake up at 6am, which is way too early for a Saturday morning. We were with 12 INTERNeX candidates and around 10 others. Once we were on the road, everyone had to decide what they want to do during our stay in Whistler. There are so many activities you can choose out; bungee jumping, zip trekking, snow tubing, skiing/snowboarding, peak2peak gondola. Three brave candidates decided to go bungee jumping, a couple others decided to go zip trekking and going on the peak2peak gondola and then there was a group who decided to go and shred the fresh powder snow.

Once arrived in Whistler we had to take a shuttle bus to Whistler Village. Our Tour guide hooked us up with all the tickets for the day and we were ready to enjoy our first day in Whistler. The weather was not to bright, but still everyone had a great time. We met each other again at 5pm to go to the Coast Hotel, take a relaxing moment in the hot tub while it was snowing, have a nice home-cooked dinner and chatting about our day. At 9pm it was time to take the free shuttle bus down to whistler village for a wicked party at tommy Africas.

The next morning most of us slept in and enjoyed the breakfast before checking out and than made their way to the next activities. The once who went on the peak2peak gondola had a beautiful sunny view, the zip trekkers enjoyed a three hour walk/zip trek through the forest on the mountain and the skiers and boarders shredded the fresh snow. At 4pm everyone managed to be in Whistler village and we went for a last beer before heading back to Vancouver.

For more picture click here and if took some pictures you want to share, send them to us or post them on Facebook. This was definitely on of the best weekends we had so far and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Who is up for another crazy weekend in the Rocky Mountains next month?

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

Whistler Trip here we come

It’s time now to go for our amazing Whistler Trip. You are lucky there is a ton of fresh snow in Whistler. We will meet in front of Canada Place (Burrard and Canada Place) on Saturday the 8th of March at 06:45am. Please make sure you will be there on time.

 

 

We will be back in Vancouver on Sunday at approximately 7:30pm. All the activities you want to do can be book in the bus, but their only except CASH. So please make sure you have enough cash with you, so you can book the great activities, which their offer.

 
Optional Activities Available on Tour
Peak to Peak Gondola $47
Snow Tubing $20
Zip Trek $105
Bungee Jump $125

Ski/Snow Board Pricing
Lift Tickets Only $90
Ski/Snowboard Rentals $35
Lesson Package (Lesson, Rentals & Lift Ticket) $130

 

 
The temperatures can actually drop below -15 degrees so make sure you take warm clothes, gloves, togue, warm jacket and ski pants (for skiing and snowboarding) with you. When you have to rent your ski clothes, please have a look at the Army Store or at sports junkies, it might be cheaper here as in Whistler.

 

At our hotel is an outdoor pool and hot tub, so swimming suit would be good as well. The rooms are shared (4 people sharing 2 beds). Of course for the incredible nightlife in Whistler you need 2 pieces of ID`s. Just in case please take your medical insurance card with you as well.

 
Please make sure you sign the waiver for the Whistler trip tonight at our PuB NiGHT or stop by at the office as soon as possible, but before Friday 3pm.

 We are super excited to go and we hope you too.

 

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