The Rocky Mountains 2019

Have you wondered how awesome would a trip to the Rockies be? Would you want to visit a beautiful city called Banff? Are you thinking what would be the best way to make it happen? Well I got some good news for you; INTERNeX is going to The Rocky Mountains in April and only thing you have to do is to make sure you sign up on time! Now I will take some time to tell you more about our Rockies trip.33304981604_6da396a973_o-1.jpg

We will see a lot of stunning views and visit some famous lakes. Here are some of the places that I’ve heard are included (depending on the weather ofc); Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Two Jack Lake, Jasper and Columbia Icefields. If you want you can take the Lake Louise Gondola to explore some amazing views. I think we will have a chance to try out the hot springs, which are actually not open after April. We will also get to see the Mount Robson which is the highest mountain of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

0.jpegWe will spend one night at a hotel in a beautiful mountain town called Banff. There we will have an option to go explore the city and sit down for some drinks. Good news for the 18-year-olds; we are in Alberta and you are allowed to have some drinks too if you feel like it! One of the nights is spent at Mountain View Cabins where we will sit down around a campfire and enjoy some hot chocolate and marshmallows.

The 4-day trip takes place from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd (the Easter weekend). You can find a Facebook event for the Rockies through this link https://www.facebook.com/events/1216877111822641/

Make sure to sign up for the trip before 5th of April!

-Jasmin xx

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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The Amazing Rockies Trip by Tess

It is Monday, already a week after our Big Rockies trip and I am still a bit in the clouds of it because it was so amazing to experience with you!

So on that Friday morning when we left for the Rockies, I had some struggles. It is typical me to not have everything prepared like I wanted it to be, so before I catched my bus it was an hour of stress with taking a shower, baking eggs for sandwiches (like my mom always did when we went on trips), straighten my hair and filling the other half of my bag with clothes. Because of that I had to ran and wave to the buss driver with my entire luggage to get on it. Luckily the buss driver was so nice to stop for me and let me in and I could relax for a bit.

When I arrived at Canada place my hair was already not straight anymore because of the pouring rain, but I was glad to see all of you! Luckily everybody showed up on time and we were good to go. It was a long drive, but I had lots of fun in the back of the bus and luckily we had some nice stops along the way.

The first big stop was in the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops and although I was excited to see bears I felt a bit sorry for the animals. I normally don’t like to go to zoos and stuff because I rather see the animals in the wild but I am glad we had fun together there. After that we went further to our hotel next to Little Shuswap Lake.rockies3

I loved the view there from my hotel room and the nice breeze it had. It was time to sit around the campfire and listen to the First Nations stories. I was really amazed by all the stories he told us, especially by the fact that they don’ t tell stories from other tribes. It sounds really respectful. Besides that, like many of you, I totally fell in love with the little puppy and I think one day he will be a rockies6great hunting dog. After the campfire we had a little party in the hotel room where I introduced a drinking game I often play with my friends back home. And this is actually really funny since I don’t like drinking games at all, except for this one. So back home we call it “Skull” but we made it into a more English version here and called it “cheers”. So we all counted to 21 or cheers and made up the most ridiculous rules along the way. Maybe we can try to do it again sometime on PuB NiGHT. ☺

So the next day was the big day: we were heading to Banff and I was so excited for this one. After walking on Emerald Lake and seeing some people falling a bit through it I was rockies4glad to sit in the bus again. We went for lunch, just before we went to Lake Louise. It was quite a new lunch for me since I tried the Elk / Wapiti stew. I thought it would be a really different kind of flavour then the meat I am used to, but it actually kind of tastes like beef. After this new adventure I was ready to walk all across Lake Louise. I think it is really amazing that the lakes are still frozen this time of the year, but it also gives you an awesome perspective rockies5when you stand in the middle of it. It was a long and slippery walk to the frozen waterfall and of course I fell down on the ice, but once I reached it I was really amazed by the view. Oh and from that point you could also see the Fairmont Hotel really well, which really looks like a Disney castle to me haha.

When we finally arrived in Banff after that, I immediately fell in love. I think it is just a rockies2really cute town, with the beautiful mountains surrounding it. I really liked we all went out for dinner together because you could really feel the bond of the group. After some quick clothing changes and a view pre-drinks we were ready to party! I was so excited, especially because my friend was able to go too since there is another drinking age in Alberta. It was so good to finally be in a place where you can dance and just be a little bit crazy.     I really laughed my ass of and stayed till the really end.

rockies 3Because it was such a long night out for us, we didn’t had much time to sleep really, since we had some horseback-riding to do in the morning. When the alarm went off I thought “ Nooo please” but once I had some breakfast and saw how nice the weather was outside I was super excited. And especially when we drove up the ranch and we saw the horses, I knew it was going to be a great day. And it was! The only thing I was thinking every five seconds was “WAUW”. Those views were truly amazing and the horses were really nice. Along the way we even saw an Elk standing behind the trees and I really felt sorry for eating it for lunch the day before, but luckily it is normal to eat it in Canada.

After the lovely ride it was time for the Banff gondola. I decided to gorockies1 up there the very
last moment when I got off the horse actually. Because I am a snowboarder I felt like I already had seen these views from many mountains but I was so wrong and so happy I still spend the money. It is really different then the views you get from ski areas and although it is a busy attraction,   it feels so peaceful up there.

rockies7After this beautiful scene it was time to say goodbye to Banff and go to Golden, our final stop. I felt a bit sad to leave this amazing town but I was also excited for the campfire and to end the trip in good harmony. When we arrived at the hotel I first chilled out in the hot tub for a little while. When my hands started to look like a grandma and my stomach started rumbling it was time to get out and get some take-out pizza. After going to Boston Pizza, my roommates and me joined the campfire with some drinks and very delicious slices. We played the counting game again and we all had a big laugh. It was just the perfect ending for me and I was very happy I had enough time to catch some sleep on the bus the next day.

I want to thank you all for joining us on this amazing trip. It is definitely one I would never forget.

– Tess

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Review: PuB NiGHT at Steamworks

A lot of you guys came to PuB NiGHT at Steamworks yesterday and it was amazing to share our stories from the Rockies trip. So thank you all for coming!

18053451_1717194874962623_795609837_o.jpgSteamworks is a really cool brewpub at Waterfront and they make a lot of beers themselves. I saw a lot of you trying them out and I’m curious how they tasted. The pub is much larger than you would think when you’re standing outside. They have a downstairs area too with different seating areas and pool tables. Definitely a place to come back to.

Everybody came in early, which was great. Some of us decided to start off with a hot chocolate and others tried some cool drinks. We spend most of our night catching up on what everybody did during their long Easter weekend and we told them what we did in the Rockies. You can read these stories on the blog.

We hope to see you at the Vancouver Riptide game!

– Danielle

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Rockies tour guide: Schedule

Our Rocky Mountains trip is less than 1 month away! We wanted to give you a clear and short overview of the trip.

Friday
We will meet between 7.15 AM and 7.30 AM at Canada Place Way between Howe & Burrard Street. The bus will depart at 8 AM, so please make sure that you are on time. On our way to Chase we will make a stop at the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. Here you have time to walk around, make a ride on a miniature train or go to the bobcat feeding. You will also have some time to get some food or buy souvenirs. After our stop we will continue our journey to Chase. Once we are in Chase we will check into the Quaaout Lodge & Spa. At the hotel we will get to know a bit more about the Canadian culture from an aboriginal Shuswap Tribe member. After that you will get free time to rest, freshen up, go to the campfire or to use the hotel facilities like the hot tub or the swimming pool.

Saturday
On Saturday it is time to go to the beautiful place Banff. We will drive through the Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park. This means you will get enough opportunities to make beautiful pictures on the way to Lake Louise. At Lake Louise you will get free time to either do ice skating, play ice hockey or just to explore the area. After these amazing activities, we will head to our next hotel on Banff Ave. In the evening, you can go shopping, visit the hot springs or just relax at the hotel. When you all had your rests, you will get the chance to go to a night club. This night out will be in Alberta, which means that 18 year old candidates can join us as well!

Sunday
On this day you will have time to do optional activities such as skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Mountain, dog sledding, ice walking or going on the Banff Gondola. If you choose to not participate in any of these activities, you can sleep a bit longer and join an extended tour of Banff. In the late afternoon, we will leave beautiful Banff and drive to Golden. Once we checked into the hotel, there will be free time to make use of the hotel facilities. The hotel has an indoor pool with waterslide and a hot tub, so put on your bathing suit and take a dip into the pool. If you prefer to go out again, you can also go to the local pub for an end of tour party.

Monday
On Monday we still got a few nice activities planned for you. On our drive back to Vancouver, we will first go to Roger’s Pass National Historic Site. After that we will make a stop at Craigellachie before we continue our journey to Vancouver. We will arrive in Vancouver at about 7.30 PM.

Packing list
We know it is sometimes hard to figure out what you need to bring on your trip. Therefore, we made a packing list of items you definitely should bring to the Rockies:
– Cash
– Phone + charger
– Walking shoes
– Passport + second ID
– Toiletries
– Bathing suit
– Camera
– Bath towels
– Warm clothing
– Proof of medical insurance

If you want to get more information about the prices of the activities, please check out the previous blogpost. Make sure to pay for the ski or snowboard lessons, the ice walk and the dog sledding beforehand.

headerrockies3There are only 3 days left to sign up for the Rockies trip, so sign up and pay at the office or at PuB NiGHT. You can even win a price if you sign up before or at PuB NiGHT!

-Iris

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
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INTERNeX is going to the Rockies!

In April it is finally time to cross the Rocky Mountains from your bucketlist! INTERNeX will be organizing a long weekend at this amazing destination in the Easter weekend! This means less effort to get the days off for this amazing trip.

You might have heard about the Rocky Mountains. It is one of the most famous and, most importantly, it is one of the most beautiful and spectacular destinations of Canada. A must see if you are here! The most known destinations within the Rockies are Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. We are happy to inform you that we will be visiting Banff and Lake Louise during our trip to the Rockies! The trip will take 4 days during which we will also spend some time in Golden and Chase.

On the first day in Chase we will explore the city with a sleigh ride. After that you can warm up with a nice hot chocolate. Then we continue our journey to the hotel where we will get to know a bit more about the Canadian culture. If you still haven’t warmed up, you can get into the hotel’s hot tub or join the campfire.

The next day we will drive to Banff. During our ride, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park. We will also visit Roger’s Pass National Historic Site and Lake Louise. After a great day of sightseeing, you can dance the night away in a nightclub. As Banff is in Alberta where they got a different alcohol policy, our 18 year old candidates are able to join us as well. This means it is the perfect night to party together.

On the third day we will get to see a bit more of Banff. After some exploring, we will go to our next and final destination, Golden. Once we reach the hotel, you can take a dip in the pool, warm up in the hot tub or go to the local pub for the end of tour party. However, don’t party too hard, because we still got great things on the planning for our last day. On the way back to Vancouver we will go see Craigellachie and have a short stop at the Aberdeen Shopping Mall for some lunch and shopping.

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So are you ready to explore the Rockies with us from the 14th of April till the 17th of April? Then sign up and pay for the trip at our office before the 30th of March. The trip costs $359, but only $354 for INTERNeX candidates! This includes all activities mentioned above, accommodation with breakfast and transport. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook!

– Iris

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Video of the Week

Hi everyone,

we see all the beautiful orange and red colored leafs falling, but very soon the winter starts!  And we cannot wait! Therefore your pr-team arranged an unique ‘Ski Lake Louise Trip’!  The Rocky Mountains are the place to be for skiers and snowboarders in winter time, as you can see in the video!

At the end of the month we are going to Lake Louise and you can join us!
Click here
if you want more information about the ‘Ski Lake Louise Trip’. If you are not into skiing or snowboarding, then there are enough other activities that you can do during this amazing trip, such as dog sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing or a horse drawn sleigh slide!
Questions about the trip? send us a mail 🙂

Do you have a beautiful, crazy, or nice video? Yes? then you can send it to pr@internexcanada.com! We will post YOUR video as ‘video of the week’ and you will win a great prize!

Cheers Lydia

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Picture of the week!

This week we have a special picture of the week because by showing this picture we would like to tell you something great! On this picture you see some INTERNeX candidates who were in Canada in the summer of 2010 and here they are in The Rocky Mountains! INTERNeX arranged a 4-day trip with a lot of fun activities. People maybe already told you, that you can’t leave Canada without being in The Rocky Mountains. That’s why we are thinking about going to The Rockies as well! We are trying to arrange an INTERNeX 4-day trip to The Rocky Mountains in May 2011. We still need to arrange a lot of things  so we will let you know if it will happen and give you the information. In the meantime you can enjoy this picture, imagine youself being there! Let us know by leaving a comment what you think about our plans.

Do you have a picture of your great experience here in Canada? or something that’s related to Canada, INTERNeX or something else that’s fun? Send it to pr@internexcanada.com with a small description, and maybe your picture will be the picture of the week next time!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

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