Bowen Island Tour Guide: Activities

On May 14 we will take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to have a great day on Bowen Island! With this blog post we hope to inform you more about all the activities you can do there.

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

We are on an island, which means it is all surrounded by water and a perfect place to go kayaking. Bowen Island Sea Kayaking rents kayaks and paddleboards but also arranges kayaking tours. It is your chance to get close to nature and wildlife and if you get on a tour, the experienced tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about Bowen Island and its waters. Their popular shoreline tour will cost you $75 and will give you pleasure for three hours. Keep in mind that there is a reservation required and a two-person minimum for the tours. If you rather go explore the waters by yourself you can also rent kayaks or a stand up paddleboard (SUP). This will cost you:8020479821_4b63800e32_o

  • 3 hour single kayak:    $45
  • 4 hour single kayak:    $55
  • 3 hour double kayak:  $70
  • 4 hour double kayak:  $85
  • 1 hour SUP:   $20
  • 2 hour SUP:   $35
  • 3 hour SUP:   $45

For further information and reservations go to their website.

Zoom Zoom Bowen Island

Zoom zoom or broom broom over Bowen Island with a fun, retro styled 49cc scooter. Hereby you can explore the island in a fun way and make many stops for the scenic views. All scooters they rent come with a demo lesson and helmet. They also have some good resources to help you get around the island. The rental rates are:

  • 2 hours:   $45
  • 4 hours:   $65
  • From 9am to 7pm:   $85

Be aware that these scooters are designed for single riders only, so it is not possible to go together on one scooter. You also need to be 19 years old and a valid drivers license is required. For all terms & conditions and more information, visit their website.

Hiking

Bowen Island offers lots of hiking trails to enjoy. If you get off the ferry you can check out the maps in the information kiosk on the dock to your right. You can also click here to find all the hiking trails. When you are going to hike it is very important to stay on the marked trails to preserve the habitats for the plants and animals on the island.

If you want to get more inspiration for our trip to Bowen Island you can always pay a visit at this website. Good luck with finding the activity that suits you the most. I hope we will have an amazing visit together to this beautiful island.

– Tess

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INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGhTs of the Week!

Rise and shine, everybody! Here are some of the highlights from this week:

friends!!

If you weren’t at the pub night this week, you missed out on some awesome discussion! On Wednesdays, The Library Square has special $5 wings as well as drinks for fairly cheap! Something you definitely didn’t miss out on was the cocktail drinks part. All I can say is that it was just terrible. But as I was about to leave, Erik ordered the wings. And the smell! Almost ruined my healthy eating plan 😛 If you want to know more about what happened at the pub night, you can read about it here!

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A photo of a shark at the Vancouver Aquarium I took on my visit last year!

Vancouver Aquarium day trip TODAY!

It is not too late to join us today, you still have time! We will be meeting at 11:00 am to visit the Vancouver Aquarium! The Aquarium is one of the MUST see places in Vancouver so you really don’t want to miss out. If you can’t make it today, definitely visit them on your own time. They have a special Sharks and Rays exhibition going on until April. You will not only learn about all the fascinating underwater creatures, but also get to experience 4D shows and dolphin shows! Visit the Facebook event page for more information, hurry time is ticking 😉

INTERNeX goes to the Rockies YEAR 2013!

Euro kids

looks like so much fun! I’d love to be part of it!

Have you heard amazing stories from other INTERNeX members who went to the previous Rockies trip? Well, why be a listener when you can tell others about your experience as well?! Come join us at the end of this month as we head to the Canadian Rocky Mountains with Westtrek tours! Deadline to sign up with us is in two weeks on March 18th, so hurry! Check out our blog post on this exciting trip or come by our office or show up at our Wednesday pub nights to have a chat! 

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I’ll be partying it up at the Aquarium, see you later 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX PuB NiGHT Review

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? Yesterday we had our Special International PuB NiGHT again. We started at 9 pm at The Bourbon. The INTERNeX PuB NiGHT was together with SWAP and Moose Travel and all travelers in and around the city of Vancouver. The theme was bunnies & beer because Easter is coming up.

There were a lot of games including beer, pennies and a lot of fun! Some people won a trip to Whistler and tickets for the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. We were with a big INTERNeX group again, I’m happy that so many INTERNeX’ers show up every week 🙂 I had a great evening!

Hope to see you all next Wednesday! Enjoy your Easter weekend.

Cheers,

Your INTERNeX PR-team

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Special PuB NiGHT – Review

Yesterday we had a special PuB NiGHT going on at the Bourbon on Cordova St. Together with some of our INTERNeX partners we arranged this special event for you! The night started at 9pm when some of our INTERNeX candidates entered the pub. The theme of the party was ‘Been Around The World’ so a lot of people where dressed as their own country. To give you a good example, our candidate Flo from Austria was wearing his ‘lederhosen’ to the event, which was absolutely awesome!

Moose Travel was hosting some fun games during the evening. Some of our candidates wanted to play, so they were divided into teams. In the first round the teams had to crowd surf one of their team members, who had to drink beer with a straw afterwords. The second game was quarter bounce, where the players had to bounce several quarters into a cup. In the last round there was a real battle between the teams. Every team had to pick one team member to battle against the other team. Those persons were blindfolded and were wearing a helmet with an empty can on top of it. In the battle the players had to try to hit the can off the helmet of the other team player! Of course there were prizes to win last night, and team Jet Wild was the winner of the evening! They won Moose Whistler tours, tickets to the Giants playoff game and t-shirts!

The games were a lot of fun to watch and everyone was enjoying themselves. We had no cover, no line up and drink specials the whole evening, so basically we had a GREAT evening! Thanks for coming everyone. Check out the pictures from last night at our Flickr Page. Hope to see everyone next Wednesday!

Cheers,
Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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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!

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Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

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Get a Behind the Scenes look at the GM Centre!

Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers with a “behind the scenes” tour of Vancouver’s state-of-the-art arena, General Motors Place. Our tours offer an intimate look at the facility – where your favourite players get ready for the big game where world-class entertainers prepare for their performances. There is also the opportunity to see the spectacular sightlines from the press area and private hospitality suites.

Included with your tour are interesting facts and stats on General Motors Place, as well as information on Vancouver’s professional team: the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL.

Enjoy the presentation in comfort from the seats in The River Rock Club or in one of their restaurants the Wiser’s Centre Ice Grill. A General Motors Place tour is a “not to be missed ” opportunity for visitors to Vancouver, as well as locals! No tour would be complete without a stop in our specialty gift gallery, the Canucks Team Store; loaded with marvelous gifts and memorabilia for others or even yourself.


TOUR TIMES

This is the last week for tours on Wednesdays and Fridays with tours beginning at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon or 1:30 p.m.

The tour entrance at General Motors Place is at the Gate 6 Canucks Team Store located on the corner of Abbott Street and Pacific Boulevard.


TOUR RATES

Tour rates are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $7.00 for students, $5.00 for youth (4-12 years old) and no charge for children under the age of 4, plus we also offer a family rate of $25.00 for a family of four.

Group discounts are available for groups of fifteen or more for a flat rate $5.00 per person. Please book your groups at least 48 hours or 2 business days before the tour.

PLEASE NOTE: TOURS WILL NOT OPERATE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 11.

For more information on other available tour dates, please visit the GM Centre event calendar page.

Have fun checking out this venue!

– Laura

Free Toronto Event!

FREE, FREE, FREE! You heard me! For those of you in Ontario’s capital, don’t miss out on the city’s Doors Open Toronto event taking place May 29 and 30, 2010. One weekend, once a year, 150 bulidings of architectural historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Participating buildings include heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, green roofs, places of worship, halls of learning, boardrooms, bedrooms, breweries, lighthouses, mansions, museums, theatres, national historic sites, centres of rail travel, cemeteries, factories, banking halls, architects’ offices and more.

Doors Open Toronto invites you to get to know the city, whether you’ve lived in Toronto all your life or you’re visiting for the first time. See Toronto like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is free, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to go!

Click here for a list of the participating structures, or get your Doors Open Toronto program guide in the Thursday, May 27 issue of the Toronto Star.

Have fun and let us know on Facebook what you thought of the event!

Cheers,

Laura