Travelling around BC in the winter can be a wonderful thing. The beauty of winter scenes as you go through the mountains, past the many farms and ranches is something that artists and writers dream about. But travelling in winter does have it’s hazards and you should be prepared. There are many reasons why you might get stuck in your car for an extended period. You never know when road conditions could halt your journey, when black ice may cause you to pull off the road. You could be stuck in a ferry line-up, or an accident or weather closes the Coquihalla for several hours while you’re heading to one of our Accent Inns in Kamloops, Kelowna or Vancouver. (more…)
At Accent Inns we are in the travel business. We thought it might be fun to provide stories about our travels, our guests travel experiences, tips and tricks. You never know what you might learn or where you might want to go.
At this time of the year the weather can change in a heartbeat and whether you re travelling to, or from, one of our hotels on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, or Kamloops you may well hit bad weather unexpectedly. Here are a few tips to keep you safe.
Here’s something concerning winter tires that many people think is more of a recommendation than regulation. In fact, you could face a fine if under certain situations you have are not using winter tires. (more…)
Of course the best thing would be to stay in B.C. and drive to one of our hotels in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna, or Kamloops. Okay, okay, we know you have to visit relatives out of province, or even country so let’s help you avoid some of the more frequent problems. (more…)
Festival of Trees – Nov 19 – Jan 6. A lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees. (more…)
I have an Australian Shepherd called Finnegan – Finn for short – he’s a great dog; friendly, well-behaved and adores everyone. I rarely take him with me on out-of-town trips though because finding a hotel that takes dogs is tough, if they say they accept pets, it usually just means they ‘tolerate’ them. I thought finding a hotel that actively welcomed them would be well-nigh impossible. That is until I checked out Accent Inns – these guys seriously love dogs, as their advertising says they really do speak Pekinese; although Finn is not fluent in Pekinese he certainly understands the sentiment and approves by vigorously wagging his little nub of a tail (Australian Shepherds don’t have full tails). (more…)
November can be a dreary month, the clocks fall back the nights draw in and the days can be grey, but don’t despair there is plenty to excite you within less than a 30-minute walk, or a 4-minute drive of your Accent Inn hotel room in Kelowna.
Here are three very diverse activities that are sure to make your stay an interesting one. (more…)
I like to think of myself as a savvy traveller – I look for a good sized, clean and comfortable room at a good price and if I can get a suite with a kitchen, or kitchenette all the better. That’s where Accent Inns score big-time; they’re like a mini home-from-home where I can rustle up some food. Whether I’m away on business, or pleasure, it’s no fun eating out every night – the novelty soon wears off and the cost these days can be exorbitant. So, eating in your room can save a few bucks and also be very rewarding – but how do you make it special? (more…)
Accent Inns packs a huge amount into their rooms, how can you pack more into your suitcase?
On the face of it packing a suitcase seems a simple affair, but where most people might be able to fit 15-20 items in a carry-on bag, I recently heard about a flight attendant who could fit 40 and live out of that one bag for ten-days! (more…)
Many people these days are doing a super job creating and maintaining a fitness regime while they are at home. They work out before, during or after work. Some at home and some in their local fitness centers. We’ve learned from many of our community partners that fitness is one key way to hold off or repair the damage done by many of the chronic diseases that our society suffers from. But what happens when you go on the road? (more…)
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Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a supported mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. (more…)