Rockies Tour Guide: Practical information

Only 2 more nights till we are going to the Rockies! We have been giving you a lot of information over the last couple of weeks, so make sure to read our previous blog posts if you want to know more. This time we are giving you some practical information.

On Friday we are meeting at Tim Hortons at 6.45 AM. The bus will leave from there or from the other side of the road, but we will see that as soon as we get there. Please make sure to be on time, as the bus will leave at 7 AM. As we are not in charge of the tour we can’t make a whole bus wait if you are not on time.  However, if for some reason you are delayed, please contact us so we can share this with our tour guide.

Make sure not to forget to bring:
– Your passport
– Medical insurance card
– Medication if necessary
– Bathing suit, so you can join us for the Polar Wolf Swim
– Good walking shoes
– Clothes for both warm and cold weather, as it can become quite cold in the night
– Sunglasses
– Enough money to avoid credit/debit card problems
– Toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
– Sunscreen
– Aftersun
– Camera for all the beautiful pictures you are going to take
– Bug spray
– Phone charger
– Towels

Below you can see a small overview of our schedule and the packing list:

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If you have any more questions, then you can always contact us. I hope to see you all on PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

 

As this weekend was quite expensive for some of us, it might be a good idea to save some money again. Especially now that there are a lot of events and trips coming up.

An app that will help you save money is Checkout 51. Through Checkout 51, you can save money on certain brands. This is how it works: sign up via the internet or download the app through the App Store or Google Play. After this you make a photo of your bill and upload it at this app. If the amount of $20 has been reached, the company will send you the money. Our PR member, Danielle has been using the app in the Netherlands as well and confirms that it really works. The app has different offers every week, which will be changed every Thursday. You can see these offers at the app or at the website. One of the current offers, for example, is buy 3 Pringles and get $2 back. There is one catch though, for some of the offers, the items have to be on the same receipt.

You might have passed it already while going to our office in the International Village Mall. This is of course about the one and only Yoko Yaya! Yoko Yaya is a Chinese store where you can get almost everything you need. From beauty products to kitchen wear, you can find it there. A lot of their products is only $2, so if you just moved in, this is the place to be!16650234_10208214332296985_405893829_n

As most of us cannot survive the morning without a coffee, this offer cannot be forgotten. If you buy a cup of coffee at Tim Hortons, you can win several prices such as a television, a car or a coffee. Most people only win a coffee. However, me and Danielle had the bad luck to not win anything at all. This is mostly a chance to save money for people who buy coffee anyway and therefore have the chance to save money. Furthermore, the coffees at Tim Hortons are not even that expensive, so it might be an idea to check it out anyway.

Try to save as much money as you can, so you can spend it on our Kelowna trip!

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND? + FlyOver CANADA REVIEW

Yesterday we went to the pretty popular FlyOver Canada to enjoin “The Ultimate Flying Ride” across the most gorgeous places Canada has to offer.DSC00708 It was quite an amazing experience and everyone was excited!

Luckily it wasn’t raining since we met up outside at Canada Place there where you can buy the tickets. During the short time we waited for everyone to arrive we could see a lot of seaplanes landing on the water near Canada Place. Lisa, one of our interns, told us about her awesome experience flying with one of those seaplanes. Accidentally we met another intern with his girlfriend. They also planned to go to the FlyOver Canada and so they summarily decided to join us. We were a group of 8 people that heade down to the entrance of FlyOver Canada. Surprisingly there was no line up and we quickly could enter the room where you get introduced in special personal views of Canada. You got so many different impressions and actually you didn’t even know where to look at but I definitely mean it in a positive way though.FullSizeRender I guess everyone who already did the FlyOver Canada knows what I am talking about. After that kind of introduction we finally got seated in the chairs, the floor underneath the chairs was being rolled back and we could see the full size of the giant screen: We were ready to take off.

To make that experience even more realistic the chairs were moving around, a bit of wind and water was blown into our faces, and of course we could also hear the sound of the helicopter. We truly believe that this was just amazing and they really did a great job shooting all these gorgeous locations and putting together such a memorable fly.

This experience can definitively be recommended to those of you who couldn’t join yesterday. Bring a couple of friends, and for sure you won’t get bored.

After that great event we could watch how a huge cruise liner left the harbour. Since it was already quite cold yesterday evening we decided to go for having a hot chocolate/coffee at Tim Hortons at the Pacific Center. We sat there till the security staff asked us to leave considering that they wanted to finish work.

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Besides that, a friend and I went to the cinema but not for seeing the new James Bond movie, as I suggested in my last post, but rather for seeing “The intern” which was a pretty funny movie. At the beginning I was a kind of afraid of not understanding what the movie is about or what they are talking about. Therefore I was even more proud of myself that I was able to understand nearly everything. Next time I really have to see “Spectre”, maybe some of you guys would like to join me?

Smart Saver

It’s Suuunday again and so it’s time to smart saver.

You just want to get a snack and a coffee but don’t want to spend so much money? You don’t have to, if you will join Tim Hortons for a coffee and a snack. For a muffin and a pretzel Bagel ( yeees, right! They offers pretzel Bagel) you have to spend only $3. The coffee is much cheaper than at Starbucks and even better. You can get there all snack you can imagine. From bagels in different versions, sandwiches and wraps to cookies, muffins and a great variety of delicious donuts. Go, have a  yummi break at Tim Hortons and safe some money.

Since the rain starts its the best way to got to the cinema. Unfortunately it’s a little bit expensive, as you pay $11-13 for one movie in Vancouver. Buuut not on Tuesday. Tuesday is movie day in Vancouver, so you’re able to see one movie for only $7,20. I really recommend the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, because there you have the opportunity to get popcorn with different flavors, such as chocolate caramel, cheese, marshmallow and much more.
The cinema is the best way to make these rainy days more interesting and for those, who aren’t English native speaker, it’s a easy way to improve your English skills by watching movies in English.
Get out and enjoy your stay even though it’s raining.

We wish you a great start in the next week.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Save Vancouver

Ok, all the people know, Vancouver is an expensive city. But with our “Smart Saver” guide, you can take notes about our little tips to keep your budget safe.

Today, 1$ cold drinks! Sorry for the Game of Thrones fans but summer is coming. Time to sunbathing; lie down in the Stanley Park lawn, take a walk in Downtown… But maybe you need something very refreshing to enjoy more the sun.

Beat the heat! There is nothing better for the hot that a really cold drink to take away. And there isn’t any place in the world easier to find like a McDonald’s. In spite of the large number of times that the American company has been object/subject of controversy, it is still one of the most frequented places to save money.

Check out the following offers for cold drinks!

  • 1$ Small or medium caramel or vanilla iced coffee (really, who is going to order a small coffee instead of one medium for the same price?)
  • 1$ Small iced frappe (coffee, vanilla o iced tea)
  • 1$ Soft drinks

And if there is a competitor in cold drinks, this is Tim Hortons (sorry Starbucks, you are cute but expensive). The Canadian company has cheap options of these days too:

  •  1$ Iced Coffee or Coffee Latte
  • 1$ cold Frozen Lemon or Raspberry Lemonade

Summer’s short, so get out and enjoy!

 

Cheers,

Clara.

 

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: Tim Hortons VS Starbucks?

I was just casually looking through the Vancouver Sun today, as one does, and I read something really interesting. Apparently, there are more Starbucks in Vancouver than Tim Hortons! Could this be a battle between Starbucks and Timmy’s (short name for Tim Hortons)?! Dun Dun Dun!  The Vancouver Sun reported that there are more Starbucks in Metro Vancouver! More specifically in Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Delta and Port Moody! But places like Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford have more Tim Hortons!

I find this very interesting, because Tim Hortons is Canada’s number one place for Coffee and Donuts! It symbolizes Hockey as well as Canadian pride! Even the commercials for Tim Hortons really focuses on creating a brand name that represents Canadians. And let’s not forget the fact that Timmy’s is genuinely Canadian, being named after a Canadian hockey player! Starbucks on the other hand is American. Yet, according to the Vancouver Sun, there are more Starbucks than Tim Hortons, which then might suggest that the majority of Vancouverites prefer Starbucks?

…Okay I’m not going to lie, I actually prefer Starbucks drinks over Tim Hortons. There, I said it.

Whose side are you on -Starbucks or Tim Hortons? Or Neither? Comment Below and tell us! And if you want to read more up on this coffee chain battle, click here!

Hope everyone is having a superfragilisticexpialidocious weekend 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX CANADA: Smart Saver Vancouver – $1 Tim Hortons!

This is what working in downtown Vancouver does to you, you start drinking and buying coffees, tea or a fancy hot drink because you pass by 10 different coffee shops on the way to work.  I can’t help but give in every time, telling myself that I deserve this little treat.

Over the weekend in Whistler, I learnt that buying a hot drink in a plastic-y, paper cup and then taking it to-go is not all that common in Europe. However, it is clearly a staple, and to some almost ritual-like, in the Canadian culture.

Tim Hortons is the pride and joy of Canadians. Just thinking about the fresh baked donuts, the fast and somewhat healthy hot food and the cheap drinks makes me what to make a stop there after work today!

For a limited time, they are offering 3 of their specialty hot drinks for only $1! You get to choose between Café Mocha, Latte and the Classic French Vanilla in a small size cup. This is available at any Tim Hortons locations in Canada.

It doesn’t say when this awesome deal ends, so hurry up and stop by on your way to work, school or when you need a pick me up in the morning! I would recommend trying the French Vanilla as it is really popular and I really like it. However, I would avoid the latte as I’ve been told it isn’t that great.

Cheers,

Queenie

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Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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