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

 

 

 

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Our picture of the week is a great representation of Vancouver’s breathtaking nature. Rick, one of our IT interns here at INTERNeX, went to Cleveland Park which is located at the foot of Grouse Mountain. During his walk through the park he came across a this beautiful river:

There are so many parks in and around Vancouver to take amazing snapshots. Taking a trip up to Cleveland Park doesn’t take long and you can always combine it with a walk up Grouse Mountain. Have you been somewhere in Canada and taken an eye catching photo that you want to share with us? Send us the picture and get the chance to WIN amazing prizes!!

Cheers,

Lies

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Video Of The Week – Whitewater Rafting in Chilliwack

Soooo, it is Wednesday again, what means that it is time for the video of the week!

What an incredibly beautiful summer day, isn’t it? Some refreshment would be great now, and I am not talking about ice cream or a cold drink…Why not head down to Chilliwack and chose the wild way of cooling down? Jump on a rubber raft and rush down the river in Chilliwack! Splishy splashy water everywhere!

INTERNeX is planning to go Whitewater Rafting and we don’t want to leave YOU behind…!

We are planning to go on a trip on July 9&10 (weekend!) with great activities and one night of camping!

We will provide you with 3 meals, all camping utilities, a romantic campfire, all the rafting equipment and a fun ride to the location in an old-school schoolbus with the greatest tour guide there is on earth!

Want to know more or sign up right away? Register with sending an email to pr@internexcanada.com and secure your spot (as there are not many)!

See you all tonight at the PuB Night!

Cheers,

Ziska

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What Are You Doing This Long Weekend?

This weekend is supposed to be a nice one! I have a few things on my to-do list that I want to see during the next few days. One of them includes Lynn Canyon Park. The park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It’s a great location for a  picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes!

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see. Crossing the bridge is always an exciting experience, it bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step. It is quite narrow and becomes a little nerve racking when there are several others trying to cross at the same time.

Not only is there a suspension bridge, but there are also twin falls.  A short wooden bridge crosses the raging river and there are two breathtaking waterfalls below. This bridge is a lot more comfortable than the Suspension Bridge as it doesn’t shake with every move. As a last stop, you can relax at a swimming hole which is popular among local residents who visit the park on a regular basis and tourists on a short visit. The 30 Foot Pool is a short walk from suspension bridge and doesn’t involve climbing hills or stairs. It is pretty easily accessible.  There is a small beach area near the swimming hole that is covered with small pebbles and good to lie down a towel or a blanket.

Getting There

If you are traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location. From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 10 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will take you directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

From Phibbs Exchange take bus #229 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers,

Laura

Check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge!

One of the first things I saw when I came to the city was Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, originally built in 1889, stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. Of the many things to do, Treetops Adventure is the park’s newest attraction – seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor.

Guided nature tours, the Kids’ Rain forest Explorer program and Living Forest exhibit enhance this unique rain forest encounter. Enjoy musical entertainment and First Nations carving demonstrations. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge!

Check out some more of my pictures on our Flickr account!

For those of you wishing to go, I recommend going on a Sunday. You can take the sea bus with a one zone pass on that day! Here’s some  more  helpful information:

Rates:

Adult: $29.95
Senior (65+): $27.95
Student (17+ and with ID): $23.75
Youth (13 – 16): $18.75
Child (6 – 12): $10.00
Child under 6: FREE

Included in the cost of admission:

  • The world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Thrilling Treetops Adventure and dramatic Cliffhanger Walk
  • Interactive Living Forest exhibit
  • Seven acre West Coast rain forest
  • Complimentary guided eco-tours
  • World’s largest private Totem Pole collection
  • First Nations Artisans depicting their artistic techniques, skills and heritage
  • Story Center history walk
  • Seasonal indoor and outdoor dining venues for group & FIT meals
  • Shopping in the 1911 Trading Post Gift Shop
  • Get out there and have fun – and take as many pictures as you can!

    – Laura