Vargas Island Tour Guide: Places

In the weekend of the 9th of June till the 11th we will go on a trip to Vargas Island and Tofino! With the following tour guide blogs we hope to inform you more about the places we will visit, the activities and the schedule.

During the weekend we will camp on Vargas Island. A water taxi will take us there from Tofino and we will set up our camp on one of the campsites for the following 2 nights. On Saturday we will go back to Tofino for one day to do some activities.

7252262084_00720a27f7_oVargas Island is a Provincial Park close to Tofino. The park contains 5788 hectares of land. It has 3 amazing wilderness campings, two at Ahous Bay and one on the north beach of the island. If we are lucky we might even see whales pass in the distance. The Ahous Bay has a west-facing beach looking straight out at the Pacific Ocean. Vargas Island is home to wolves. The wolves are used to the people, but food must be stored out of reach.

Tofino is a small village on Vancouver Island. It is a really easygoing and friendly town with only around 2000 inhabitants. The village is a big tourist destination in summer and it attracts lots of surfers, hikers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen or just anyone looking to be close to nature. Tofino was even named best surf town in North America in 2010. As Tofino is part of the Pacific Rim National Park, there are also lots of hikes around the village.

I hope I informed you guys enough about the places we will visit. Next week there will be an update about the activities! If you would like to know more about the camping trip, then check out our event page.

– Janel

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

Sign up now! INTERNeX will go river rafting

Have you heard about our special INTERNeX trip with Big Wolf Tour, yet?
On the Long weekend coming up late June/beginning of August we have planned a two-day camping trip with Big Wolf Tour led by the amazing tour guide and founder of Big Wolf Tour, Lee Henderson. The trip is tailored specially for INTERNeX people and includes activities such as sand volleyball, sports, a party and a very awesome river rafting experience.
On this trip we’ll get up to 4 hours rafting in Class 3 & 4 rapids with professional rafting guides.
We’ll leave on Monday the 31st of July  to Chilliwack Rafting and will be back the 1st of August.
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The PR Team is excited, we hope you are too!

Remember, the last day for signing up for the trip is the 20th of July.

We look forward to seeing you, peace out.

PS. For more practical information go to our Facebook page and find the event, Big Wolf Tour.

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver – Free Walking Tours!

New to Vancouver?  First of all, welcome to this beautiful city!

I’m sure you have heard how amazing this city is, but it can be hard to find your way around when you have just arrived. Today’s smart saver is perfect for those who are new, or anyone who wants to explore the city of Vancouver more!

Joining a tour is a great way to get to know a foreign place because it includes a tour guide showing you where to go and answering any questions you may have!

The Tour Guys Walking Tours offer FREE WALKING TOURS of downtown Vancouver. They run Friday to Sunday in the winter and you get a choice of exploring three neighbourhoods – Chinatown, Granville Street & Gastown, and Downtown & Olympic Waterfront.

Their tour guides are full of energy and are so knowledgeable about everything Vancouver. They put on an incredible show and it won’t feel like you are in a regular, boring tour. You’ll find out why people are so in love with Vancouver and why it has been chosen as one of the most liveable cities on earth.

Check out the full calendar here! To register, all you have to do is select the date and tour you want to attend. You don’t have to pay anything! The tours generally start at 11am and lasts for 90 minutes. Please try to arrive 10 minutes so you won’t be left behind.

Vancouver is more than just skyscrapers, mountains and ocean – all things you have already been told about.  Take advantage of this free option to learn about its vibrant history and the eclectic culture that you can’t find anywhere else!



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

INTERNeX Goes Rockies – Review (Part II)

Hi people, as most of you probably already know, but I just can’t tell it enough – we’ve been rockin’ the rocky mountains last weekend with a group of 25 INTERNeX’ers and friends. In the previous blog post you can read everything about day 1 and 2 of our trip, click here to read it again! Here is the review of the last 2 days!

Day 3

We woke up in our hotel in Banff, a little bit hung-over from the party but ready to start the day again. From the hotel we directly went to the gondola to go up the mountain. We could walk from peak to peak once we got on the mountain. The view from the top of the mountain was absolutely breath-taking, we were just surrounded by huge mountains. When everyone was done taking pictures of the awesome view, we went down with the gondola again. We got back in Banff and had some time to eat lunch somewhere before we went to our next destination again.

The next destination was Lake Louise! We drove for a little while when we arrived at lake louise; it is this beautiful lake that was still half frozen. However the first few meters of the lake were defrosted, so some people who promised to go into the lake, jumped in!! After Lake Louise we had a little stop at Morraine Lake to take a few pictures.

Next stop Golden, where we had a bbq and campfire! In my opinion the most awesome night of the whole trip! Around 100 people were sitting around the campfire, first doing some games and later we got a guitar and everyone was singing! We did those things that are typical when you have campfire; ghost stories, singing songs, marshmallows etc. We sat there the whole night, because it wasn’t even cold! Also, during the night we had a quick lesson of line dancing by our tour guide Adam. It was so awesome to see about 80 people doing the same dance! It really added to the Rocky Mountain experience. Perfect ending of day 3!

Day 4

On the last day we woke up in Golden after an amazing night with bbq and campfire! We had a quick breakfast and we jumped in the bus again. We stopped at a place where they had the ‘Last Spike’. Our tour guide was telling us that they used to have golden spikes on the railway, but they always got stolen. At the place where we stopped they still had the “Last Golden Spike’’.
After seeing the last spike we jumped in the bus again and we drove to Enderby Flea Market. We were getting a name of someone else in the bus, and we had to find them the most horrible, ugly, weird gift that you can wear! When we got back on the bus everyone got their present and we looked hilarious! Some were wearing pajama’s, others weird hats and Klaas-jan had the honor to wear a bra! Meanwhile we were heading to Kelowna. We grabbed some lunch, took some pictures and got back on the bus again to, sadly, go back to Vancouver again!

We had the times of our lives on the INTERNeX Rockies trips and that is also thanks to you! So, we would really like to thank everyone that joined the trip and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!!


Your PR-team

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