INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events!

A beautiful sunny Monday morning in Vancouver…I can’t wait for the summer! But wait, what’s planned for the upcoming events?

Sushi Dinner Night 

Don’t hate me, but I think sushi in Europe cannot compare to the ones in Vancouver. Seriously, we have the best Japanese cuisine and all-you-can-eat sushi! I know some people might not be a fan of seafood…or anything that tastes fishy. But trust me, it is so delicious. If you’ve never tried them…it’s about time, don’t you think? Try california rolls, dynamite rolls, terriyaki chicken, spicy tofu, spicy tuna, and so much more! After all-you-can-eat sushi, everyone I know including me says they’ll never eat sushi again…of course that’s a lie. It’s so addicting!

When: Saturday April 20th 

Where: TBA

Find out more information here on our Facebook event page!

Richmond Go-Kart!

wow so intense…the guy in the back looks like Mr. Smith from the Matrix O_o

Do you think mother nature will finally give us a break and show some sun? Join us next weekend as you get to drive around the track, racing your friends! Boys…you know you’re gonna love this! And girls, don’t worry…when you win against the guys, just imagine how sweet the victory will be as you laugh at their faces. Prove them wrong that girls CAN drive…better than guys 😉

Where: 6631 Sidaway Road, Richmond

When: Saturday April 27th

Visit here for more information to be updated soon!

If you aren’t interested in these events, don’t worry, there will be plenty more in just a few weeks! Besides, I think it’ll be sunny more often now.

Cheers,

Flora

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: Rocky Mountains Trip Review!

Last weekend was an unforgettable experience for all 17 of us who went to the Rocky Mountains trip. Watching the beautiful scenery of snowy mountains and lakes really made me think how much I took Canada for granted. The bus we went on was named the “party bus” and it was a perfect fit.

Our West Trek tour guide, Lee, was amazing. Man, I don’t know how this guy had so much energy, considering we partied every night and woke up super early. And quite honestly, it was Lee who really made this trip so special for all of us. He has got the BEST jokes, music, games, and impressions of different accents with a comedic spin to it! Some inside jokes I will always remember are: BeCARFEUL monsieur! Japanese girl: ahhhhh~ and hi-cheese~!

Another great thing about this trip was the gorgeous weather. We really were a lucky bunch because it was sunshine and blue skies everyday! And because of this, we got to see all of Mount Robson, which is super tall! On our way to Valemount, we got off to look at spahat falls. It was so nice there!

The second day, we made our way to Banff, Alberta. This place was my favorite hotel! During the evening we went to their local pub and club for another night of partying! It was a lot of fun because everyone was drinking and having such a great time. One of the most memorable experience for me personally was the Columbia icefield. It’s a huge place and it was so windy! I thought I was going to be blown away by the wind. Regardless, the icefield was one of my favorite places in the Rocky Mountains. One person said he would come back to get married there…I won’t say who it was 😉

During this trip we went to so many beautiful places such as Lake LouiseBow Lake, Emerald Lake, and of course Banff Gondola! On the way home, in Kelowna, we all stopped for a small lunch break. Unfortunately, someone from the other tour bus wandered off! We all tried to look for him..our tour group suddenly turned into a huge search party. The police got involved and we waited for a couple of hours. Although it was stressful…I think it really brought all of us on the tour even more closer. We really bonded…and like Lee said, we were a wolf pack.

Overall…this trip is something that will be with me forever. I had such a great time and I hope everyone who went did too. If you missed out on this, don’t worry because I am 100% sure there will be another one quite soon!

Cheers,

Flora

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: How was your weekend?

Two days straight of sunshine and beautiful weather? That’s what I’m talking about! Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we celebrated by going out to watch the parade in downtown Vancouver and drinking green beer!

The parade was alright, in my opinion. It could have been longer because it seemed like it lasted for only half an hour or so. But still, it was really fun! We saw giant dogs, bag pipers, violinists, dragons, and so much more! After the parade was over, we met up with some of the others and found a place to eat lunch. We ate at Cafe Crepes! Although it didn’t go with the whole St. Patrick’s day theme, everyone had a great meal. I got the Nutella nut Hazelnut crepes and it was so delicious! I highly recommend it when you go!

After a huge meal, we all decided to go around downtown, look at some events going on along Granville Street. There were huge crowds everywhere we went, so it was quite difficult to watch some dance shows. But after, we  went shopping on Robson Street! We all went to Forever21 and the girls had fun of course…I’m sure the guys had fun there too 😛 

After walking around and window-shopping, we all went to the Lennox Pub for some green beer! I really didn’t like it…I thought it would taste different, like sweet or something. It was just beer…with green food coloring. If I was making green beer, I’d make it all fancy -add some mint extract, whipped cream, and green sprinkles 🙂

It was lot’s of fun, I love St. Paddy’s Day…gives you an excuse to drink on a Sunday afternoon! 

Cheers,

Flora

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: About INTERNeX

As most of you already know, INTERNeX has an Au Pair Program with Germany as our only destination, however there is some exciting news!  The Au Pair Program has now expanded its horizons, and we are pleased to now offer New Zealand as an Au Pair Destination!!

There is no better opportunity to live, work and relax on a beach simultaneously than in New Zealand as an Au Pair.  Our Au Pair Program will provide you with free room and board at a welcoming Kiwi home in exchange for nanny and childminding services.   You will also get a bi-weekly stipend and the benefit of having your own private, furnished room and an invaluable learning and cultural experience.

If you are interested in becoming an Au Pair or simply would like more detailed information about the INTERNeX Au Pair program, please visit our website! If you love looking after children and long for adventure, then come check out our New Zealand Au Pair Program where beaches, sunshine, adventure and rewarding experiences await.

Cheers,
Kristina

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: “INTERNeX Goes Rockies 2012” Review

“INTERNeX Goes Rockies 2012” was a blast!!!!

Awesome countryside, amazing Parties, cool and nice people and soooo much fun!


Let me start from the beginning: Heeerrreee we gooo!! =)

One of the best weekend trips ever started on Friday Morning. 
Almost everbody has chosen the Party-Bus with the tour guide Lee and that was the best choice for sure!

Different things going on while we drove to the Rocky Mountains and a lot of entertainment made the 8-hours drive passed by really fast.
We stopped on different places, were singing songs on the bus and playing different games!

Lee taught us many interesting facts about the cities and sights we were traveling trough and always made it as funny as possible.

We were really lucky because the sun was shining the whole weekend.
We had a hockey game and a BBQ on the first night before we went to a PuB and had a few drinks.
The next day the real adventure started.

We went to the Columbia Icefield. The huge glacier was unbelievable and the information we got about it were surprising. Some took of their shirts and took a bath in the snow on the top of the glacier.

We stayed the 2nd night in Banff in an awesome hotel! Saturday Night was an unforgettable night out in Banff. We went to PuB together with hundred others and enjoyed ourselves with a few drinks.
Later on we went all together to the best Club in town, got in for free and partied all night long!

 

We got up on Sunday, the weather still amazing and went to the top of the Rockies with a gondola. After free time in Banff we went to Johnston Canyon and the famous Lake Louise.

We performed our dance we practiced all together during the ride. Around 100 people made videos and we had a awesome time!
The last night was amazing again. We hade a campfire, a huge BBQ and told ghost stories, sang songs and it was the perfect end of an amazing trip!

Thank you all for coming. You were amazing and we had sooo much fun together. Thanks West Trek Tours, Lee and the future Tour Guides for the perfect organization and making it to an unforgettable trip!!
Jiiiip-Jiiip heeereeeee we go…


IT WAS AMAZING !!!!!!!

Let us know how you liked the Trip to the Rockies and leave a comment!!!

Come to the AFTER PARTY & PuB NiGHT tomorrow!!!

Cheers,

Hannes

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

Canada Day Party!

Hey guys! Moose Travel, Hosteling International and West Trek tours are getting together for their annual “Cool Aid” Canada Day bash! Last year they had over 600 people attend the event to celebrate Canada’s birthday with good food, great beer, fantastic music and sunshine!

One $10 ticket gets you:

  • Entry to the event
  • A shuttle from downtown to the beach-side location
  • Your first drink (beer or cider)
  • Access to the best music by a DJ that will be spinning beats all day!
  • Tons of chances to play games and win prizes and giveaways!

Once you get inside there is a $8 BBQ where you can fill your plate with tons of food. This is going to be an awesome day with $4.50 large beers and ciders.

To grab your tickets swing by the INTERNeX office or get in touch with myself or Manouk! $10 for an unforgettable event, you can’t beat that price!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

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Top 5 things to do in the Rockies!

If you are working in the Rockies or are planning to go there be sure to check out this top 5 things to do.

  1. Banff Gondola

Take the eight minute gondola ride up to the top op Sulphur Mountain to enjoy a 360° view of Banff and its surrounding peaks, Lake Minnewanka, and the Bow Valley stretching from east to west. At the top of the mountain there are several scenic hiking trails you can do. You can also encounter the local wildlife, including bighorn sheep, squirrels, marmots and many more. For only $25 you can go up and down the mountain. Looking to save a few bucks? You can also hike up the mountain. It’s a 5.5 km strenuous walk that will take you about 2-5 hours but I am willing to bet you enjoy the view so much more when you hiked up the mountain

2.   Sunshine Meadows

The Sunshine Meadows are known as the most stunning alpine setting in the Canadian Rockies. At 2220 m high, the meadows straddle the Continental Divide and the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Surrounded by some of the Rockies’ highest peaks, the unobstructed views are beyond compare. Wildlife around in the meadows, and the brilliance of the summer flowers and autumn larches guarantees spectacular scenery on every visit.

Spend your day on top of the world and away from the crowds at Sunshine Meadows. Mt. Assiniboine, “the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies”, and Banff National Park’s highest peak, can be your backdrop! A network of gentle trails wind their way through the Meadows and offer a range of walking for all abilities; from easy one and two hour strolls, to challenging full day hikes to Quartz Ridge, Healy Pass, or beyond.

3.   Tunnel mountain and Hoodoos

One of Banff national park oldest trails Tunnel Mountain is a still one of the most beautiful walks in the area. It takes about 2-3 hours to hike and it is a 4.3 km (2.7 miles) round trip. It is the smallest peak in the Rockies to be called a mountain. Standing guard around the top of the mountain are hoodoos. People looking to do this track often have two questions:

  • What are hoodoos? They are giant freestanding pillars several meters tall that are made of silt, gravel and rocks cemented together by dissolved limestone. That was the technical answer, to make it so that everyone understands here is a picture.
  • Where is the tunnel? That is the other frequently asked picture. Because the trail is called Tunnel Mountain people are wondering were the tunnel is. Well… there is no tunnel! So why did they call it tunnel mountain? That’s because of a proposal from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882. They wanted to blast a half mile tunnel through the hillside, but luckily they quickly decided that this was to expensive and that it would be easier to go around.

4. Lake Minnewanka

It’s the largest lake in Banff National Park at 24 km (15 miles) long and 142 m (466 ft.) deep. Only scuba divers can view the remnants of a small town called Minnewanka Landing, after a dam was built in 1941 causing the lake to rise by 30 m. But you can walk along the lakeside trail or sing up for the interpretive boat tour to learn about the history, native folk lore and geology.

5. Vermillion Lakes

This is the perfect place for a picnic lunch on the dock, with stunning views o Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain.There are three lakes along this road, where bald eagles nest in trees, Canadian geese breed in the marshlands and tundra swans stop by during each spring and fall migration.  A natural hot springs bubbles into

the third lake. You’ll hear the mournful whistle of the Canadian Pacific Rail trains as the cross the tracks at the far side of the lakes, a sound which has echoed through the Bow Valley for more than 100 years.

If you are a big fan of nature and love to go on hikes, the Rockies are the best designation for you.

There is so much to do and see that even if you were to live there your whole life you won’t get to see everything. But this top 5 gives you a start.

Are you in the area at the moment or have been to the Rockies and would like to add an something to our top 5? Let us know by sending an email to pr@internexcanada.com

–          Manouk