How was your weekend?

Another eventful weekend is behind us, so let’s have a look at what we did the last few days. 

On Saturday we went hiking at the Lynn Canyon Park. That’s a popular destination, located in the district of North Vancouver. We met at 12 o’clock at the Waterfront Station and took two busses to get to the Lynn Canyon Cafe. Unfortunately we missed the second bus, so the arrival took as a bit longer than expected. 

However as soon as we got there, we started our little hike. At first we had to cross the famous Lynn Canyon Bridge. It’s quite the same as the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but you don’t have to pay for that. That’s why I would definitely recommend going there.IMG_0897The next stop was the 30 foot pool. Clear, blue water, surrounded by a lot of rocks and trees. The popular swimming hole would be a perfect spot for a refreshing swim during the summer months, but unfortunately it was a cloudy and cold day. Despite that a few brave guys dared to jump into the ice-cold water.IMG_0916

After one lunch break and another quick stop at the Twin Falls we finished our hike. So, workout for the weekend was done. 🙂

On Sunday, me and my fellow students Barbara and Franzi went to Seattle. It was only a one-day-trip but it was quite cool to visit the most famous spots of this city. On the pictures below you can see for example the Space Needle and the popular Pike Place Market. Even though Seattle is famous for being the rainiest city of the United States, we were lucky with the weather. It wasn’t raining during our stay. Yessss!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who joined!

-Karina

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX goes Seattle!! Information

Only a few more days to go until our trip to Seattle will start! For the people who will join us, we will give some useful information about the trip in this blog post. So if you would like to know what we are going to do then keep on reading!

The trip will start on Saturday at 7:00 am and we will meet and departure from 999 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. After we are all there we will drive to Seattle and our first stop will be at the Seattle Premium Outlets to shop for some good deals. After the shopping we will arrive in Seattle and check in to our hotel and after that you have the possibility to enjoy free time in the city or to meet our guide for dinner and experience Seattle’s nightlife but keep in mind that the drinking age is 21+!!!

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On the second day we will enjoy a breakfast at the hotel and after that we will have a guided tour of Seattle downtown. When the tour is done you will have the option to visit the Space Needle or explore the Museum of Pop Culture. After this we will have some more free time for sightseeing or shopping in downtown Seattle.

When we are all done with shopping and sightseeing we will meet up with our guide again to go back to Vancouver but the plan is to stop close to the border to do some duty free shopping as well. We will arrive back in Vancouver approximately 9:00 pm.

Please also make sure to bring the following items:
• Passport
• Your permit/visa
• US $6,- (for the Border Processing Fee, it needs to be the exact amount)
• Credit card and/or Debit Card
• Cash

We are looking forward to see all of you tonight at Malones for our weekly PuB NiGHT!

– Mandy

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

WHAT TO DO ON THE WEEKEND?

Here we go again! Unbelievable time flies so fast. Not only that the next weekend is right around the corner but also Christmas is approaching very fast and I’m done with my practicum in three weeks already . . . Anyways, any plans for the weekend?
Christmas Market season 8250708126_6331343ffa_oalready starts this weekend!!
For sure you shouldn’t miss the Vancouver Christmas Market where you can have typical German “Glühwein” and “Bratwurst’’. That one is located at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, West Georgia Street and Hamilton and transforms the heart of downtown into a festive wonderland for the holiday season.

Not every Christmas market in town is for free, so the Vancouver Christmas Market (admission: ~ $8) but the one in Yaletown is definitely for free! The Yaletown holiday festival, called CandyTown, is just once a year. This year, on November 21, a lot of street vendors will again sell their candies, waffles, Christmas presents and much more.
Additionally dressed up characters will participate in Christmas parades. Downtown Yaletown will be transformed into a winter/Christmas wonderland. If you’re not yet in the Christmas mood you’ll definitely have the chance to get into the mood at this market. The outdoor Christmas festival opens from 12pm to 7pm, local artisans and street performers will secure that you don’t getting bored.
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On Sunday it’s time for us to go to Seattle just for a day. We are going with WestTrek, which means a lot of fun is guaranteed. Besides having fun we will do some sightseeing and of course you will also have some time to do some shopping. Possibly even buying some Christmas presents already since shopping in the States is much cheaper than in Vancouver. But it’s not all about shopping quite the contrary we are going to downtown Seattle and along the way we will stop at the Space Needle, which was designed as a futuristic spaceship in 1962. We will also go to the Pike Place Market! It’s one of the most visited places in Seattle because the seafood there is supposed to be amazing. This is also where the first Starbucks was built in 1971 and still exists!

To check our Seattle itinerary, please click here.

DEPARTURE is at 8:00am so make sure you are in front of the Waterfront Station 15 minutes prior (7:45am).

Have a nice weekend and see you on Sunday!

 

 

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Last weekend a big group of us went to Seattle for our big trip of the month (March)! It was a lot of fun and we all did a lot of great things. If you want to read more about how the trip went please read our Seattle Trip Review blog post.

A big group went up the famous Space Needle. This week’s picture of the week is a great group photo which captures this experience.

For more awesome pictures of the trip visit our flickr page! If you would like to know more about all the exciting events we have planned for the coming weeks and our next big trip of the month in April then click here.

Of course if you have any questions you are more than welcome to email us at pr@internexcanada.com

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

INTERNeX Canada: Seattle Trip Review

The Seattle Trip was in one word “amazing”. We had so much fun and so many memories have been made that will last us a lifetime. That is why next weekend we have a Seattle After Party to share all the stories and pictures of this amazing trip.

Friday we arrived in Seattle and after we got settled in the hostel we all went out for dinner at a diner called Hurricane Cafe. We had to wait a little while but the food was great.

On Saturday and Sunday everybody split up into groups and did their own activities. Some did the UNDERGROUND tour and were amazed by the experience. Others went to the flight museum, Pioneer Square, Gumball Wall, Shopping, Pike Public Market, Chocolate Factory, Cheesecake Factory and some went up into the Space Needle.

I for one went shopping and walked to Volunteer Park, which took us most of the day. We got into a Chinese museum for 50 cents, this was quite an experience. And I saw the view from the Water tower; it was so amazing it took my breath away. Furthermore others went to the HARDROCK Café, it was so much fun, they talked and listened to music. After their meal they even got a free cocktail glass.

All in all the weekend was unforgettable!!

Next weekend there is a Seattle After Party!!!

This is THE opportunity to share all our stories and show all the pictures.

Time: 4pm until 6pm

Where: INTERNeX office, Suite 200-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Seattle After Party!!

Cheers,

Petra

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

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Today is the day, the Seattle trip is at our door and we are all excited. That is why today I am sharing a tourism video with you. It shows you the pioneer square, cruising over the rivers, different museums, Space Needle and many many more exciting things to do.  Enjoy.

For those going to Seattle see you all soon, for the rest hope to see you all at our next big trip.

Have a nice weekend.

Petra

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

INTERNeX Canada: Seattle Movie Night Review

The Movie Night was awesome!!

All the couches where packed and we had to collect chairs in order to accommodate all the people. Popcorn, chips, drinks and even some melon slices where shared during the movie. We watched Sleepless in Seattle, which is a romantic comedy from 1993 with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.  We all laughed and cried at the right moments and some inappropriate moments.

We also saw the Public Market and the Space Needle in Seattle on the movie screen, which made for some exciting moments. I for one am really looking forward to going to Seattle, that I hardly can wait. We can do and see so much over there. At the movie night a lot of people signed up for the trip so we decided because of the enthusiasm to postpone the deadline to Wednesday.

Deadline for Seattle trip is Wednesday 29 February!!!!

Sign up NOW for the Seattle Trip.

Click here for more information.

I am looking forward to seeing YOU in Seattle,

Greets,

Petra

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