What to do on the weekend? – Snowy Ideas

This weekend will be breezy with a good chance of snow in Vancouver! So, what’s there to do?

One thing that’s always a good idea is a trip to Whistler. Come with us on our day trip to guarantee a snowy weekend in the mountains of BC. Whether you want to ski, snowboard, ride a snowmobile, go dogsledding, tubing, snow shoeing, ice skating, zip lining, or maybe explore the village with less action loaded activities like the peak 2 peak gondola, a day at the Scandinavian Spa, a visit at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, or other indoor activities like Ax Throwing, or an Escape Room adventure. Whistler offers so much, I’m sure there’s something to do for every preference and budget. Sometimes I like to just sit at one of the many great cafes, drink a hot beverage and warm up from strolling along the snow covered village paths, really can’t go wrong with that! Saying that, make sure you dress warm enough, the air is always a little colder up North than it is down here in Vancouver! I recommend multiple layers of warm functional wear. Also don’t forget to pack according to the activities you’ve planned, e.g. want to go to the spa? – Bring a Bikini. I sure am excited for our Canadian Winter adventure. 🙂

If you choose to stay here, there are multiple other things you could do. How about you visit one of the local mountains, like Grouse? There you also have the chance to go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or just sightsee what the mountain has to offer e.g. the Light walk which I would recommend after dark and imagine there’s actually snow falling while you walk through this magical winter wonderland! You can easily get there by public transit. There’s also a cafe at the top where you can warm yourself up with a hot beverage and some food. 🙂 On your way you could also stop at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park which lights up your gloomy winter days with many colourful installations along the trails! Perfect for some nice Instagram shots, or to get a little happiness boost during this dark and cold season. 😉 If there’s actually going to be snow, then I imagine it to be extra pretty!

If you’d rather escape the cold temperatures this weekend why don’t you go to the movies? My recommendation is to check out some of the movies VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) is showing. I assure you it’s different from watching the same old Hollywood Blockbusters. VIFF shows extraordinary films that can be entertaining, educational, empowering, encouraging and much more. You’ll find local artists, artists of colour and you’ll probably walk away thinking about what you’ve watched for a little while after your visit. ‘VIFF encourages understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema.’ Since they are a not-for-profit organization you’d also support what they do by going to one of their movies. Why not try something new and different? Maybe you’ll like it. 🙂 And did I mention their delicious popcorn? I usually get it buttered and I feel like I can smell it right as I’m writing this. 😀

Let me know what you’ve been up to at our next Pub Night! Can’t wait. 🙂

See ya,

Laura 🙂

Only 2 more weeks till our Whistler trip!

Our Whistler trip is coming closer and closer. Only a bit more than 2 weeks to go and then we are finally going to this beautiful city! Here is a small update on the schedule of our day trip.

We start our new adventure at 8 AM outside of Waterfront Station. From there we will travel on the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. The Sea to Sky Highway is famous for its great view along the way. So the perfect chance to make some pictures of BC’s scenery. On our way to Whistler, you will also get the chance to see Shannon Falls. We will make a short stop for some pictures at this amazing waterfall. Shannon Falls is the third highest wat20285704702_445c01f230_oerfall in British Columbia, so you definitely should not miss out on this opportunity! Get amazed by the beautiful view and remember, this is only just on the way to Whistler. There is so much yet to come after Shannon Falls!

At 11 AM we arrive in Whistler Village and will first get a nice sightseeing tour. This way we get the full sightseeing experience of Whistler for sure! After that we will have some free time for optional activities such as snow tubing, ziplining and the peak 2 peak gondola. At 5 PM we will be heading back to Vancouver. Even though our time in Whistler will be done, our trip is not over yet! As we will be driving through beautiful scenery again, you get the chance to make beautiful pictures, but this time in the evening. So make sure to bring your camera along, as you will definitely need it on this trip. Our journey ends at 7 PM when we drive back into our amazing city.

You only got this week left to sign up for the Whistler trip, so come by the office soon to ensure your spot for this amazing trip!

– Iris

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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!