TOTAL RECALL 2022 – Part III

Here it is, the last week of 2022! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I’m always still in the holiday spirit a couple days after, so I’d love to tell you about our most recent Pre-Christmas events to let it last just a liiittle bit longer. 😉 If you haven’t read the first two parts of our year review here are the links for you:

Part I: https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2022/12/14/total-recall-2022-part-i/

Part II: https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2022/12/21/total-recall-2022-part-ii/

So, here we go:

The closer winter came the more our Halloween activities shifted into Christmas/Winter. 😉 Have you been on the Christmas Market, or to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Light? I love these kind of activities to get me in the mood for Christmas, they light up this dark cold winter time and help me stay sane. 😀 Or have you been to a Canadian Ice Hockey game yet? I can highly recommend it, even if you’re not too familiar with the sport it’s a great experience and who knows, maybe you’ll walk out of the arena as a new Canucks fan. 😉

Our last bigger trip this year was to Whistler, but this time for ski season! We had a nice hotel with a jacuzzi in every room which was really nice at freezing outdoor temperatures of -14 degrees! The weather was cold, but beautifully sunny. The first day we went on a stunning snow walk around the golf course, it looked like a real winter wonder land. The main event was obviously the skiing on the following day and for real it looked amazing, plus Whistler is also known for its great Apres Ski parties which many of us enjoyed. 🙂

Now 2022 is coming to an end and to conclude, the year has definitely been challenging with all the changes the pandemic has brought with it, especially in the tourism industry, but we can proudly say we had a great year with lots of adventures, learning curves, and most importantly awesome people.

We are grateful to be back and we want to continue helping you grow through your experience here with INTERNeX in 2023. Off to a new chapter! We wish you all the best for the next year and all the years to follow!

Did you set yourself any challenges for the next year? How has this year been for you? What was your favourite event/trip this year? I recommend sitting down for a minute and really think about what you’ve achieved and how much you’ve grown, it makes you really excited to see what’s coming next, doesn’t it? 🙂

Lots of Love,

Laura 🙂

Hejdå friends!

So it’s time to say goodbye as I only have a few days left of this week which happened to be my last in Canada before I fly back home to Sweden. My sixteen weeks here have been great, a time full of new impressions and experiences, laughter and adventures and not a day has passed without me singing of joy, haha. 😉 If you know, you know, I sing melodies when I’m happy. 😉 The longer I stayed in Vancouver, the more I fell in love with this city. In the beginning it was a lot to take in, I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t used to the ‘Big City’ life at all, but I’ve experienced so many new things, gone on many trips and I’ve met so many new people who’ve become my friends. I know we will meet again somewhere in the world in the near future. Thank you for making my stay in Canada the best! 🙂

The trip to the Rocky Mountains, which was also my Kick-off event with the INTERNeX-family was an awesome four-day trip with an amazing group experiencing Canada’s incredible nature together. Such a great start of my Internship as a PR-coordinator at INTERNeX and I got a lot of new experiences that turned out to be the best ones ever. Definitely one of my many highlights 🙂

Hiking the Grouse Grind, a trail that is 2,5km long and has 2830 stairs, was another of my highlight events. It was such a great day of hiking, a bit challenging but absolutely worth it. If you are looking for trails near Vancouver with a beautiful view and wildlife I highly recommend this one. Vancouver in general has it all – city-life, mountains, forests, ocean and all the activities that come with it 🙂

Last but not least I have to tell you about the four-day trip to Vancouver Island, including Tofino and Victoria. During this trip we experienced a bunch of things such as stargazing and bonfire on the beach, whale watching, we went to the Long Beach where they filmed scenes of the first movie of The Twilight Saga which was so cool!! I also got the chance to feel the sea for the first time (it was dark outside and I was a little too close to the water so the waves hit my legs, haha, me in a nutshell) but it was such a great, happy moment. 😉

I also had the chance to coordinate the last monthly trip of the year: a three-day trip to Whistler. What a challenge, but I’m so happy we managed to go there in their peak-season. I definitely gained new coordinating skills and I really love how just a few thoughts turn into reality – this ski/outdoor-trip was a great end of my stay and I will live long on this one. 🙂

I must say that there was way more that brought value to my time in Vancouver than these trips, I’ve grown both professionally and personally and I have to thank the INTERNeX- family for that. I can’t wait where the next adventure will take me. 🙂 

You know what else is great? It’s Pub Night tonight, let’s party and say goodbye! 😉 

Cheers

Ida

How was the weekend

Wow, such a great weekend! Last Saturday, INTERNeX went to a Christmas market in Downtown – known as a traditional German Christmas market where they offer its visitors traditional gluhwein, goulash, handmade jewellery, Christmas carols and a lot more. If you haven’t visited the market yet, make sure to visit it before the 24th of december! I am sure you will find Christmas gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to something nice. As you can see in the pictures we totally enjoyed the Christmas market while drinking our hot gluhwein and singing Christmas carols in the cold, rainy weather. A market full of coziness 🙂 

Sunday was a chill day at home. We decided to go for a Sunday walk in the early afternoon, we bought a cup of coffee and headed towards Queen Elizabeth Park. Have you heard about this park before? The park is located in South Cambie, on a hill 125 meters above sea level which is the highest point in Vancouver with a view over the park, the city and mountains on the North Shore. The park has a beautiful garden with a collection of exotic trees, nature and sports areas where you can play tennis, Pitch and Putt, disc golf and more. I don’t want to spoil too much so make sure to not miss it on your Vancouver bucket list! The park is huge so if you are planning a visit, bring warm clothes when exploring the area and maybe even a hot drink to warm you up?:)

This was my weekend and I hope you had a great one, I can’t wait to hear all about it on this week’s Pub Night 🙂

Cheers

Ida

New ‘Kid’ on the blog

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing and welcoming Imran. He is 21 years old from Dublin, Ireland and we are so happy to have him here with us 🙂

He recently arrived in Vancouver and plan to stay here as long as possible as he got a two year work and holiday visa. Later in spring he plans to start an internship to gain new experiences of working abroad. He also told me that he just graduated from University in Dublin where he studied for three years. Why Canada? He says he has family living in Toronto, they have been living there over ten years and he had a great chance to visit Canada more than once and explore Toronto. He has always wanted to see what the western side of Canada looks like and today he’s living here in Vancouver. Life is an adventure for sure! 

I asked him if he has anything on his bucket list while he is here and he says he’d like to go ski in the mountains and to see the Rocky Mountains and explore as much as possible. Hobbies? He likes to play Playstation 5 and he played Rugby for about 6 years but he had to stop due to injuries. He likes to hang out with friends and party, lucky you since Vancouver is known for having some really great nightclubs, you should check them out! 🙂

Last but not least, many of you might be wondering what his favourite food is and its Chicken wings! Vancouver has a lot to offer when it comes to food, so make sure you go out on an empty stomach 😉

We really hope he will have a great time here in Vancouver and Canada, but I am pretty sure he will 🙂

Let’s meet him and get to know him better at tonight’s Pub Night!

Cheers

Ida

What to do on the weekend

Another week has come to an end and here are some inspiration of what you can do this weekend:

Today INTERNeX is going to a Hockey Game tonight to see the Vancouver Canucks against Los Angeles Kings. This is going to be my first Hockey Game experience here in Vancouver and I am so excited! Luckily we got some tickets for this game and I really hope we can go and see another game very soon because we did’t get many tickets this time, but I am sure those who got the tickets this time will enjoy the game. I will let you know how our Hockey Game experience was on Monday 🙂

I can finally announce that Capilano Suspension Bridge opens for its “Canyon Lights” traditional light exposition on November 19th. I have been waiting for this moment as I believe many of us do. This is an on going event from November 19th – January 22nd where the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge is transformed into a magical world of changing multi-colour displays. Here you have the chance to experience a beloved tradition and celebrate the winter season in lights in beautiful Capilano Bridge Park and gaze the Capilano River below. This park offers something for everyone while you are walking here: you have the chance to find the perfect gift for you and your loved ones, Instagram-worthy photoshoots or enjoying a hot chocolate while you are walking high above the forest floor. If you want to explore this magical park, tickets are now available online 🙂 Make sure you don’t miss it out!! 

Last but not least, I want to inspire you to experience Fly Over Canada which is made via advanced technology where you will experience a flight ride across Canada from coast to coast to coast while sweeping over Niagara Falls, vast prairies and massive mountain peaks to see Canada like never before. Its a ‘must do’ experience and especially if you have friends and family over they can explore beautiful Canada all without ever leaving Vancouver, or why not treat yourself an experience? 🙂 

This was some inspiration for what you can do this weekend, and whatever you decide to do I hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers

Ida