Photo Contest Rockies Spring 2014

This will be the first of an upcoming series of photo contests and what better way to start a photo contest than in the Rockies with a whole bunch of people and beautiful sceneries. You can win some great prizes which will be announced at the After Rockies Party on Saturday April 26, so make sure you shot some nice pictures and submit them before Wednesday April 23 3.00pm.

The contest is divided into five categories and you are allowed to upload up to five photos for every category, however you cannot submit a picture in two or more different categories. The categories are:

–       Best action-adventure: any photograph with people in action during an adventure in the Rockies.
–       Most creative picture: photographs with or whiteout people that is creative in any way.
–       Best black & white picture: any photographs that look better in black and white than in color.
–       Best group picture: photographs with more than 3 people in the pictures
–       Best party picture: photographs taken in during the night at the Rockies

Please keep in mind that there has to be at least one person in the photography – except for the most creative picture, this can be any photography taken during the trip that you find creative, and the group picture needs to have at least 3 people in the picture.

Photographs can be submitted via Dropbox or by wetransfer till Wednesday April 2013 3.00pm.

Using Dropbox:

–       Registration is compulsory
–       Please send us a mail so we can invite you to the folder where you can upload your pictures.
–       Save the pictures with your name, so we know to whom which picture belongs
–       Upload the pictures into the correct folder
–       Of you do not have a Dropbox account yet, but would like to use Dropbox to submit your pictures, send us a mail and we will help you to set up your Dropbox account

Using wetransfer (

–       No registration is needed for westransfer
–       Make sure your name is stated in the mail and to which category you would like to submit you pictures too
–       Send the files to

INTERNeX or/and partners can use any submitted pictures as promotion material. Please do not upload your submitted picture to any social media tool. If you do so, your picture will be disqualified from the contest.

We hope you all will submit your best pictures and we will announce the winners on our After Rockies Party on Saturday 26th of April.

Say cheese

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


What to do on the weekend? Vancouver & Montreal

How about another Asian event? Or do you prefer to see the world’s best action sports photography at night? Mabye you feel more like food and beer? And if you do not feel like any of those events, why not heading out to Grouse Mountain to celebrate the start of the Olympic games all night long? Ofcourse you are more than welcome to join us to visit the Vancouver Aquarium.

The LunarFest will be held on the Art Gallary Plaza. The LunarFest is a festival that brings together Soul, Art and Life, it celebrates one of the oldest traditions for many Asian cultures, Lunar New Year. LunarFest starts on Friday and ends on Sunday evening, during the event different shows will be given, such as Latern Palaces or The meeting of Drums, which are free. Do not worry, there is also enough food available, especially dumplings.

Had enough about the Asian events? Why not heading down to the Jack Poole Plaza to see the Redbull Illume photographs on Friday or Saturday night. Redbull Illume shows the world’s best action sports photography on illuminated 2m x 2m light boxes. It starts every night around 5.30pm and is open until 10.00pm. Big plus: there is no entrance fee.

Feeling more like enjoying food and beer this weekend, then the Hawker’s market is where you should be on Saturday. The Hawker’s Market is a vibrant and exciting place with local food, loud music, beer and more. You can find the Hawker’s market at the East Van Studios, 870 E  Cordova. However you need to buy a ticket at the door $15 or in advance $10.

And for those who do not want to stay in downtown Vancouver or like winter sports/apres ski, they should head out to the Grouse Mountain to celebrate the start of the 2014 Olympic Games with fun games, Djs and many more things to do all night long. Yes, all night long, Grouse Mountain will be open 24h from Saturday till Sunday.

And do not forget, Monday is Family Day in British Columbia, another day off!


For our friends in Montreal we also have an overview of the events this weekend.

If you like the famous Canadian Poutine Dish, you should definitely not miss out on the La Poutine Week. La Poutine Week is a unique dining experience where you discover the different and best Poutines in Montreal. A list of the particpating restaurants can be found here

Once you had enough Poutines it is time to PARTY at the Igloofest 2014 down at the At the Quays of the Old Port. A party you do not want to miss out on. Ps: the event is 18+ and to avoid waiting lines buy your ticket beforehand.

Also for those who do not want to party, why not going to the Parc Jean-Drapeau for a nice day out with different activities and a lot of fun?


You are also more than welcome to join our event on Saturday, when we are visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, read more here and here

Enjoy the weekend!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Last week one of our IT interns, Janus, went on a week long trip into the Rocky Mountains with his family who are here to visit him. This time he was lucky enough to see one of the most beautiful, majestic mammals in the whole world. He got so close that he was able to take this amazing photograph of the Black Bear:

Do YOU know what you need to do if you come face to face with a Black Bear? NO, don’t run!

If anyone else have some great bear shots they took on any of their adventures feel free to send them to us here and you might WIN A PRIZE!



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

Smart Saver Vancouver

This week I would like to mention some beautiful places in Vancouver that you can visit for free! You have amazing photography opportunities since the views are stunning, no matter if it is day or night! Just go out with your camera and enjoy the beauty of the city!

  • Lonsdale Quay

Lonsdale Quay is located in North-Vancouver just next  to the sea bus. From this point you can see the skyline of Vancouver and Stanley park! When you are there then you definitely should visit the market, with lots of nice shops,  fresh fruit, fish, and vegetables. Or just drink a coffee at one of the many coffee shops located on Lonsdale Quay.

  • Granville Island

Granville Island is located under the Granville bridge. On this Island you can see and do a lot. You can visit the Public Market, buy souvenirs, watch the street artists,  and of course enjoy the beautiful view! You can even take the water taxi to Vanier Park or to the sunset beach. This is a great way of transportation since you save a lot of time and the view from the water is gorgeous!

  • Vanier park

Vanier park is very close to Granville Island, end from here you can see Vancouver from another side. Vanier park is home of Maritime museum and the H.R Mac millen Space Centre. You can make a beautiful walk though Vanier park, you can walk to Kitsilano beach, from there you will have another great view!

I really enjoy going to all these beautiful places! But what are your favorite places in Vancouver? Share it with us by leaving a comment below! Or send your pictures to us 🙂 You can win amazing prizes!!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

How was your weekend?


Welcome to a new week with the INTERNeX team!

How was your weekend? I know that some of our candidates and our new intern Elke did the Grouse Grind, a 2,9km long trail up the face of Grouse Mountain. It is often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster,” the trail has become part of the fabric of Vancouver. More than 100-thousand hikers a year take on the challenge of the rugged terrain and steep climb, up an approximate 56 per cent slope (30°), which starts at the Valley Station of Grouse Mountain and finishes at the Peak’s plateau.

Well, I wasn’t in for such a tough workout, so I just chilled at home, doing some stuff for university and going out on Saturday night. I went to the Roxy’s on Granville. It is a great bar with an awesome live band! You should check it out!



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