Rockies Review Spring IV

On the fourth and last day we made our way back to Vancouver from Golden. It was a lot of driving, but we had some movies we could watch and of course we made stops to pipi and popo or to get lunch. However before lunch time we made a stop just off the highway at a flea market. Just before we stopped we played secret santa in the bus, so everyone got a name of one of the others in the bus. At the flea market we had to buy the most crazy outfit for our secret santa in 15minutes, and wow…you could find some crazy outfits there. Once back in the bus it was time to reveal your secret santa, give them a hug and their present. There were some real ridicules presents, such as spiderman glasses, a chefs hat, pink dresses for boys, one suits for skiing and go on. After everyone got their present it was time to go for lunch, dressed in your presents. Oh my, we got some weird faces. After our lunch break it was time to drive last part of the trip to Vancouver. We had another nice movie on and around 6pm we arrived well and safely back in Vancouver after 4 crazy days in the Rockies.

We loved every single piece of it and if we had the change we would be right back in the Rockies! How about you?

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Rockies Trip Spring Review III

The third morning – a tough morning – we had to leave the hotel at 9am to make our way to the Gondola that takes us up to the Sulphur Mountain on 2,281 meters. From there you had a beautiful view once the clouds cleared. Some of us made jumping pictures that turned out really awesome. After spending some time up in the air we had to take the Gondola down again and drove back to Banff to meet up with the ones who did not join the Gondola trip. In Banff we had another 2 hours free time to stroll along the river and to get some food for the drive to Golden.

Our first stop after leaving Banff was Lake Louise. Since we had some trainees from Westtrek on the bus Lee told them that they have to swim in the lake. Of course some of our crazy INTERNeX members heard this and joined them, Crazy Alex and Anders. So once arrived at the lake they stripped down to their swim clothes and took a refreshing bath in the still half frozen Lake Louise. I think they set the bar very high for a next crazy Rockies Trip.

Back in the bus we gave them a big cheers and made our way down to Emerald Lake. The Emerald Lake is frozen most of the year from November to June due to the high attitude. At the lake we all took a moment for our selves to embrace the nature and to relax for a moment. After everyone had some quite time for themselves we went back in the bus and drove to Golden for our last overnight.

Arrived in Golden we went straight into the hot tub and guess what…they had a waterslide as well, so much fun! After playing around like children in the swimming pool it was time to get our burgers and drinks for the campfire nights with music and stories.



Stay tuned for the next Rockies review and do not forget to join the After-Rockies-Party by clicking here.

The highlight of this day was definitely Crazy Alex and Anders going for a swim in Lake Louise, what about you?

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


Rockies trip: Hotel series I

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 first episode we will take a closer look into the Premier Mountain Lodge in Valemount.

Valemount is the nearest community to the west of Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park, which we will visit the next day. Mount Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Valemount has around 1,065 residents on an area of 4 square meters. Valemount’s economy is based on the growing tourism industry and hospitality. It offers over 500 hotel rooms to the visitors of the Rocky Mountain.

The Premier Mountain Lodge is one of the largest accommodation facilities in Valemount and offers you breathtaking views of the mountains from every suite. The hotel includes a indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, exactly what you need after a long day of driving and sightseeing. The rooms are equipped with satelitte TV’s and hair dryers. In the whole hotel you will have acces to the free WI-FI.

Since it will be our first night in the Rockies we will celebrate this by a BBQ dinner in the Canadian way.

We hoped you got a better impression about the hotel accommodation and stay tuned for the next episode about the hotel in Banff

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

Hey there,

A new workweek has arrived! That means the weekend is over..
But before we start let’s look back at this wonderful sunny weekend.

We did several things this weekend. Clara and Mercedes went with some of our clients on Saturday to the Khatsahlano Festival, in Kitisiliano.

First we went to Downtown to drink and eat something in Downtown. The weather was so cool, we went to a terrace. About 4 pm we went to the festival by bus. It was crowded, a lot of stands with food, and things to buy!

  • The festival was along the 4th avenue, between Burrard and McDonsald Street
  • Concerts (indie and rock music). We watched two groups: Gold & Youth and Towers and Trees.

We walked visiting the different places, a lot of free things to eat (chocolate, cookies) and some performances like break dance and humor shows. We saw some very funny things: a lot of old women dancing electronic. A man with a horse mask playing the guitar on top of a caravan…
It was a really good festival, everything very clean and well organized, with the Canadian style 🙂

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125 Years of Banff National Park!

This year Banff celebrates the 125th birthday of the Banff National Park, a part of the Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park is one of the 42 national park in Canada, a very well protected network of treasured natural and historic places. It is also the birthplace of the word’s first national park services! Until November 2010, special programs and events will celebrate this significant 125th anniversary. Discover unforgettable experiences to add to your time in Canada.

Enjoy hikes, family camping, horseback rides, climbs, cultural excursions, festivals, a national historic site visit, or strolls within the unique mountain communities of Banff and Lake Louise.

This Saturday and Sunday August 28-29 you can join other Banff residents on a camping trip and participate in one of the many interactive events on one of Banff’s 1500 camping sites.

Are you more of an indoor person? No worries how about checking out the Dragon Fli Empire! Calgary’s hip hop heroes are gonna make the HooDoo bounce.

For more information about the events, click here!

I really wish I could join in on the camping trip, my 4 day trip in the Rockies wasn’t nearly enough! But I hope that our INTERNeX Candidates working in Banff have the time to attend one of these celebrations.

– Manouk

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Even the name sounds delicious. This store is amazing… but if you have a history of cavities or an upcoming dentist appointment – stay away from this place! Why? See for yourself.

This place could be your worst nightmare or your heaven on earth. If you’re like me… somedays it may be deadly to walk in here! I can be quite an impulsive shopper on an empty stomach. When I visited this store the other day, I walked out with an Apple Pie Caramel apple. It was absolutely divine! Everyone should visit this store while in Vancouver! They do have shops in other cities, but come on! Just look at all the goodies!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The Company is based in the charming old-west town of Durango located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. From its 53,000 square foot factory, the Company manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products to supply its many franchise locations, delivered fresh by its fleet of refrigerated trucks.

The factory typically produces approximately 300 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, using proprietary recipes developed primarily by its master candy maker. These products include many varieties of clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. Individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables.

Neat huh? I’ll leave you with a few more pictures. If you would like to visit their website, click here! The location I visited was at 1017 Robson Street. They even had cute little piggy candy apples. They also serve fudge, ice cream and truffles. If you’re good you’ll show up just in time for samples 😉 …

That’s all for now guys! Gotta jet, I’m hungry…

– Laura