Review: Trip to the Rockies – Part 1

We’re back from our great tip to the Rockies. And what an extraordinary experience it was! Amazing how much you can experience in just four days. For this reason we have found it necessary to divide this blog post into several parts.

We headed off for our adventure with our tour bus Friday, August 8, at 12:15pm. For our bus ride who gave us interesting information about the different sights that we were passing along the way. Our first stop was in Kamloops where we had a bit of time to buy some food before the arrival to Revelstoke, which was our final destination for the first day. In Revelstoke we checked in at our hotel for the night. Unfortunately bad weather conditions had caused that a couple of rooms were without electricity for some time, and there were no lights along the corridors in the hotel. Fortunately the light bulbs were replaced by candle lights in order to guide us to the different rooms. Actually this also added a bit of a cozy atmosphere to the hotel.

After having found our rooms, we headed downstairs to the hotel bar. Here we had the opportunity to get to know each other better. Some were sitting having a chat while others played pool. It was a great night but since we had a long day ahead of us and we had to get up early, most of us didn’t stay up for too long.

The next day, Saturday, the daylight uncovered the astonishing surroundings in which our hotel was situated. However, the scenery was to get even better. We started our bus drive at 7:45am. our next destination would be Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. While approaching the Rockies our guide told us that the views would change from very good to amazing. And this was certainly true. When entering the Rockies it was almost impossible to not constantly look at the natural wonders that were passing us by. Massive mountains and beautiful lakes were to be spotted everywhere. Sometimes we could also spot some of the wildlife living in the area.

Before arrival to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake we had a stopover. However, we didn’t just stop in order to stretch our legs. As you can see on the picture, We got the chance to get extra close to the wildlife of the area. The cute creatures in the picture definitely weren’t afraid of getting up close to humans, and this was to everybody’s amusement. After this stop we headed to Lake Moraine. At Lake Moraine we got some time to walk around and take pictures of the beautiful scenery before moving on to the even more impressive Lake Louise.

At lake Louise we also had some time to get some food and just walk around. The greatness of the lake is difficult to describe just in words. Just take a look at the picture… it is truly beautiful! The lake gets its turquoise colour from a glacier. Every time the glacier moves it tears off tiny bits of the rock. This rock flour goes into the lake where the turquoise colour is reflected by the sunlight.

Be on the lookout for the next part for the review of our Rockies trip.


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Highlights of the Month July

July was a packed with activities and nice weather and august will be even better. The Summer Rockies trip is coming up. We started July with celebrating Canada Day by watching the parade and enjoying the fireworks in Stanley Park. On the 6th of July we went to Deep Cove. Even if it is rainy Deep Cove is a beautiful place to go to and you certainly have to try the famous honey doughnuts. On the 12th of July we went to the street festival in Kitsilano. There were many little markets and we walked from burrad to McDonald and ended up on the beach in Kits. The following weekend we went to a distillery in Granville island where we tasted their gin, whiskey and vodka. We also enjoyed some cocktails before and after the tasting. On the last weekend of July it was time for our monthly overnight trip to Victoria. Due to skytrain problems we missed our ferry and had to take a later one. Once we arrived in Victoria we went straight to the Canoe Pub for lunch, afterwards we walked to the empress hotel and parliament building. After taking pictures of the stunning harbor we went to Fisherman’s Warf were we enjoyed an ice-cream. We had dinner at spinnakers and afterwards went to a local pub. The next morning we went for typical american breakfast and rented bikes. We had lunch at the spaghetti factory and took the ferry at 6pm back to Vancouver. Now that July is over it is time to inform you about our activities in August. We already started August of this Sunday with the Pride Parade. From the 8th to the 11th we will join the Summer Rockies trip and visit Revelstoke, banff and Valemount before heading back to Vancouver. The next weekend we will explore Granville Island where you can rent a kayak or SUP board and paddle along the False Creek. On the 29th of August we will have another Pub & Club night. And of course we have our weekly pub nights on Wednesdays.

We hope you enjoyed July and we will see you in August

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Our hotels for the Rockies Trip

Not even two weeks left until we are going to the Rockies!!!

During our trip we are going to stay in a different hotel each night. The first one will be the 4-star Regent Hotel in Revelstoke. The hotel is located right in the city of Revelstoke, which is next to a great Mountain Resort. If we are lucky we can even see the Mountains from our rooms. Also the hotel has an own liquor store, a fitness center AND hosts the only Nightclub in town, so it will for sure be fun staying there! They also have a restaurant as well as a pub where we can have dinner if we don’t want to go out for dinner this evening, but our tour guide will take us out in a local pubs as well. We’ll have a continental breakfast in their breakfast cafe before we leave in the morning.

Our next night will be spend right in the city of Banff. Here there is a VIP Nightclub Entrance included in the price, so I hope we won’t have that much sleep in this night, but for the little sleep we’ll get we’re staying in the Voyager Inn. That one is of course “near” to the famous Banff National Park, as well as to the Banff Gondola and Lake Louise. This whole city is located IN the Banff Nationalpark, so we’ll have a great view and a nice outside area in this hotel. They even have an outside pool as well as a hot tub and a sauna inside, so don’t forget to bring your bathing suits!!! Breakfast will be included, too!

The last night will be spend in Valemount, at the Rocky Inn. The great thing about that hotel is that they have an awesome outside area where you can have a nice fire and barbecue and party outside. The BBQ dinner and a campfire with marshmallow roast will be included as well and of course we’ll also have included breakfast there before we leave the next morning.

All of our hotels have of course free Wifi included and there will always be 4 people in one room with two double beds. Of course you can choose with whom you want to share the room!

This whole trip will be $329 with lots of stuff included in there. Click here to see our itinerary and more details about the trip. You can sign up and pay cash until 5th august 12pm.

Tour Includes:
3 Breakfasts
1 BBQ Dinner
Campfire & Marshmallow Roast
VIP Nightclub Entrance
Shared Accommodation (4 people, 2 beds)
Deluxe Transportation
Discounted Optional Activities
Park Fees, Tips & Taxes
Discounted Optional Activities: (prices will increase slightly if booking these activities on tour) More details here.
Banff Gondola $35
Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure $50
Banff Gondola & Glacier Adventure Combo $80
River Safari, Bear Watching $67
Hope many of you want to join us for that great trip!!! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further question!

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Fun & Informational facts – The Canadian Rockies!

Are you in The Rocky Mountains right now, thinking about going or just curious? Read this facts!

There are five major parks that are part of the Canadian Rockies, they are Yoho, Jasper, Kootenay, Banff and Waterton.

The oldest park of Canada and one of the most visited parks around the territory is Banff. Some of Banff’s residents include Grizzly bears, lynx, deer, weasel and a many others. Next is Jasper, the largest of the five.

The Canadian Rockies have been likened to the African Serengeti in terms of the abundance of wildlife! Watch out for bears, cougars, elk and more.

As far as weather is concerned, snow can fall as late as June and early July at the higher elevations and weather generally changes quickly in the mountains. On one side of a mountain it could be sunny, and on the other it could be rain

Lake Louise

Peaks of mountains are spiky because of glaciers on it. These glaciers obviously make the mountains cooler and moist.

The time changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time somewhere between Golden and Revelstoke.

Kootenay National Park is Canada’s only park with both glaciers and cactus plants.

Banff National Park has over 1,600 kilometers of hiking trails.

Kimberley mine produced 75% of the lead used by Allies forces in WWII.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of four Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks is a total protected area of over 20,000 square kilometers.

Banff National Park’s wildlife can cross the Trans-Canada Highway on specially built over and under passes, designed to reduce vehicular collisions with the animals. These have set the world-standard for animal-highway relations.

Most of the INTERNeX interns and candidates living Vancouver are in The Rocky Mountains at the moment. Check this blog on Tuesday to read how they experienced it!

Have a nice day!

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Thank God It’s Friday!

It is Friday again, which normally means: WEEKEND. However, today it is Good Friday, so probably some of you have a day off today! Easter is also right around the corner – it falls on Sunday April 24. So what are you going to do this Easter Weekend? Here are some tips for the people who have no plans yet!



Who doesn’t want to celebrate Easter with the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts and all sorts of games? Maybe it is not for everyone, however if you would like to get the real Easter feeling, you should go to Stanley Park and celebrate ‘Easter in the park’. There will be an Easter egg hunt for all ages. Also, they will have a train riding on the park’s famous miniature railway. This event starts today (Friday April 22) and runs until Monday, April 25th. It starts at 11 am till 4 pm. It will probably be quite sunny this Saturday, so it will be a good day to go the park anyway :D. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!



We have already post about this last weekend, however the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is still running until this weekend. This year the TWSSF will celebrate its sweet sixteen and they will do it in style. It’s a really big event full of snowboarding, skiing, snow, partying and fun! Their main slogan is: ‘‘Party in April, Sleep in May’. Live it, breathe it, believe it. The festival started April 15 and the last day of the festival will be this Sunday the 24th.



For the sporty people under us in Revelstoke, there is the Annual Stoke to Spoke Race. This is a triathlon involving snowboarding or skiing, biking and navigating an obstacle course to the finish line. When reached the finish line they will have to chug a beverage. This annual race has been held to celebrate the transition from winter to spring. You can compete either as individual or in teams of three. Of course there are also prizes to win, for the top three finishers in solo and team categories, along with best costume and best wipeout, and also the oldest and youngest competitors.
The festival starts at 8.30 am and will end around 4 pm. Go and cheer for the participants or just enjoy the live music by Cornstarr.

Hopefully everyone will enjoy their (long) weekend! Let me know what you are going to do this weekend? Or if you have any tips for the other candidates please share them with us by leaving a comment :D.

Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Easter to you all!

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