What to do on the weekend? (Victoria!)

What? One more day?! Yes, just one more day till the Victoria trip. Have you already packed your stuff? Said goodbye to your roommates? To be even more prepared we have wrote this blog post with some practical information about the Victoria trip.

We will meet each other at 9:30 am at the Tsawwassen Terminal. Keep in mind the ride will be more than an hour by public transit from downtown. Be on time, otherwise the ferry will depart without you. After we arrived on Vancouver Island we take the bus to the hostel where we will drop our stuff. Afterwards we go to check out Victotria Downtown. A nice thing to do is going to Beacon Hill Park for a soft ice cream, walk to the beach,  go through Fan Tan alley and make a quick buzz through Chinatown and Market Square. Irish Times or Bard and Banker are also cool for daytime drinking. We will have diner all together in a really nice restaurant/pub where 18+ are allowed to go. Afterwards everybody is free to stay there, go back to the hostel or check out the other pubs/clubs in Victoria. Local recommendations are the Garriks head, Irish times or Bard & Banker.

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The next day we have an amazing breakfast planned. A must do when you are in Victoria, the breakfasts are legendary famous here. Because of that, be prepared there will be a line in front of the restaurant, but in the end it will worth it. After breakfast there is enough time to do some optional activities. You can go to the Royal British Colombia Museum, Butchart Gardens or The Craigdarroch Castle. In the afternoon we will meet in the hostel again, where we are going back to Vancouver. We will be in Vancouver in the beginning of the evening.

For the people not joining Victoria, we have also listed some nice thing to do in Vancouver. This weekend the Fashion Week takes place. You can watch a runway show the whole weekend or look at the fashion camp at Vancouvers Community College’s Fashion Labs. Of you want to enjoy the last summer days, the End Of Summer Tropical Boat Cruise is something you may want to do. If you are not going to Victoria but still wants to see the gardens, you can go to the Darts Hill Garden Park this Sunday. If you din’t do the Grouse Grind yet, it is also a possibility to do that soon before the weather gets bad. For people who like sports, this weekend the BC Lions are playing on Friday. Vancouver Giants are going to play a game on Saturday. Also the Whitecaps play a match on this day. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and the ones who are joining Victoria, see you tomorrow!

– Bart

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Pub Night Annoucement

Hello INTERNeXer,

Hopefully your week is going well so far. It is time again to make a note for the next Pubnight!
This week we gonna meet on Thursday, 8pm @ Doolin’s Irish Pub.

This Pub, with its own special flair, offers a variety of Tap beers as well as very good food in a normal price area. The Style and furniture totally honors the Celtic heritage and makes you feel being in Dublin immediately. You can call it the perfect place to enjoy some Fish&Chips and a traditional Guiness. So DON’T miss it! (:

Right on the corner of Granville & Nelson Street it’s not hard to find!

Of course is everybody, a best friend as well, very welcome to join…

We are really looking forward to see a lot of faces!

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To view the location click here.

 

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Smart Saver

Its sunday, so it is time for another Smart Saver. This week we are hoping the weather continues as its been earlier this week and we can save on some outdoor activities.

 

Have you ever heard of Geocaching?

It is an outdoor treasure-hunt type activity wherein participants use a GPS or mobile phone to track down containers (called ‘geocaches’) anywhere in the world. Typically, a geocache is a small waterproof container that contains a logbook where you would enter when you found it and any other comments. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly it was found. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets.Searching for a Geocache can either be fairly simple (in someone’s backyard) to intensely hard (tied to a pinecone in a tree among hundreds of other trees in Stanley Park), so you can start with an easy hunt and work your way to the near-impossible.

Not only is geocaching a great way to spend some time outdoors, it also lets you explore areas of Vancouver that you would never have thought to venture to. There are classes that you can take to introduce yourself to the game. Or, you can log in to geocaching.com to begin urban treasure hunting whenever you want. Rumour has it that Vancouver has around 4,000 Geocaches located around the city and the surrounding suburbs, so get a GPS, grab a friend, and get geocaching!

 

River tubing in North Vancouver down to the Capilano River

Get yourself a tube, some friends, life jackets would be a good idea, a paddle or two would be handy, beer is essential, and make sure you start before high noon. Start out by the fish hatchery, bob down some rapids, cruise past the cliff jumping in Granny’s Cove, fly down some more crazy rapids (hold on to each other!), avoid the fisherman’s lines, get stuck in a large pool of still water, bump down more crazy rapids, and in the end – avoid the large turbine before getting spit out by Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver. You can buy a tube from Canadian Tire (~$15), most of them even come with a cup holder and bum netting. Tie your tubes together and jump in.

 

 Grouse Grind & BCMC Trail

If you either don’t like how packed the grouse grind is during summer or if you just don’t want to pay $10 to get down again, you should try the trail that runs parallel. It is called the BCMC trail (marked by tiny orange squares hammered to trees) and is a fine alternative to the usual Grind and you can walk down again, so its for free. Be careful though, go too far in a different direction and you may become lost. Take the trail that points right at the signpost that says <–GROUSE GRIND –>BADEN POWELL but do not go too far along the Baden Powell trail. Make sure the tiny sign you are following reads BCMC, not BP.

 

 

But if the weather stays bad and you just want to hide somewhere in a pub, we found this great page for you, with “the best happy hours in town”. It shows you where and when you can get the best offers for great food and drinks.

 

We hope you all had a great weekend so far and you will have some fun with our smart saver for the upcoming week!!

 

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Trip to Victoria 26th&27th

Don’t forget our upcoming trip to Victoria. We will go there on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of July.

We will leave Vancouver at 7am on Saturday morning and we’ll be back in Vancouver at Sunday around 9pm. Victoria is famous for its colourful gardens as well as culinary experiences and a vibrant art and culture scene. And of course it offers a lot of possible outdoor activities like Kayaking or even whale watching. For more information, check out our previous post.

 

Just remember that you have to sign up in the INTERNeX office and pay (cash) for this trip until end of this week (18th July) if you want to join us. This fun trip will be exclusive for INTERNeX and will cost you just $90, which includes the accommodation and the ferry.

We will be working out a detailed program of our trip until wednesday and let you know by then. Please let us know if you have any questions about this trip.

Hope many of you will to join us!!

 

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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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!!

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INTERNeX Canada: Pub Night Review

Yesterday we enjoyed a crowed pub night! We all met in Blarney Stone in the old district of Gastown.

We were more than 30 people! Half of the pub was ours! There was live music so it couldn´t be better!

West Trek was again with us and gave away a lot of discounts at the same time we enjoyed funnies games! Our candidates played the typical American drinking game called Flip Cup. Do you know how to play? I didn´t have any idea about it and I was surprised when I saw so many cups in the air and everybody really excited “hitting” the tables!

For our special West Trek Flip Cup we formed two teams with four players, each team on one side of the table, face to face with their rivals. There were maple sirup shots filled in front of each player. The game started when the first player drank his shot. Then each player had to flip the empty plastic cup (or at least to try to!) by flicking or lifting the bottom until it flips and lands face up on the table. But if it is sound difficult, imagine if you can´t use the two hands, or blow on the cup to “guide” the cup to flip over!  For me it was imposible! The cup had to be reset and re-flipped until the first player achieved it, just when that happened the next person could proceed. The first team which finished was the one who won.

Yesterday our fortunate candidates were Thaina, Nicolas, Jennifer and Julia who got a discount for the Rockies! Congratulations!!

We enjoyed together, talking, drinking, playing and even dancing with the band that were playing live music!

It was a great night guys! Thank you all for coming! See you next Wednesday!

Cheers,

Irene

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INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Yesterday was another great hockey game and the Canucks won 4-3 against the Red Wings. It was an exciting game and lots of people came to watch the game in pubs because it is such a huge happening here in Canada. That is why I am showing you a nice video for this Casual Friday episode. The video shows some bloopers and just funny clips in the NHL. Have fun and enjoy.

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Make it + Mail it = WIN it a ticket to the Vancouver Maritime Museum*

Make a video, pictures or just write about your experiences in CANADA. 

MAIL it in and WIN WIN WIN  tickets to the Vancouver Maritime Museum

*Only INTERNeX candidates can win the price.

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Have a nice weekend.

Greets,

Petra

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