It’s one thing to say that BC is awesome for Motorcycle touring but let’s look at some specifics. Kamloops BC for example, with it’s rolling hills, winding roads, blue rivers and historical sites all around make it a place that you must put on your things to do if you’re a biker. (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.
Originating at the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada, the Odyssey started in St Johns, Nfld back in May and will end in BC on July 18th. The Fez-Mobile is on the road to raise awareness for the care and services Shriners provide.
The launch of the Exceptional Care Odyssey, a coast-to-coast voyage, marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of construction Canada’s new Shriners Hospital in Montreal. One year after beginning construction, the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada, the building structure is complete and currently being enclosed, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is advancing and all of this on budget. (more…)
By Larry E. Stefanyk
Here’s a really neat fundraiser for the pacific salmon foundation
Ever since Haig Brown published his “Fisherman’s Winter” in 1954, we all have heard of the phenomenal brown trout and rainbow trout of Argentina and may have dreamed about pursuing them in the challenging wind swept plains of Patagonia. We now have the opportunity of a presentation right here by an Argentinean fishing guide with decades of experience in this pursuit. (more…)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 2014
VICTORIA, BC – Accent Inns is once again at the forefront of innovation in the highly-competitive world of hospitality, with the addition of one more offering to their already-specialized services: equi-accommodation, aka the provision of rooms for people and horses, together. For many years, the BC-based, family-owned hotel group catered to guests travelling with their pets, their bicycles and motorcycles. Now, horses – whether for show, racing, riding or just companionship – will be shown the same outstanding service that travellers have come to count on at Accent Inns since 1986. (more…)
This is the last installment of the Baja 1000 story from Chris Knight, General Manager of the Accent Inns Victoria BC Hotel.
Enjoy the compilation Video of his adventures riding in the Baja 1000.
Our chase trucks start to meet up now as the 2 in the south head north and meet the west coast truck. Around 8pm we all meet on the side of the road at race mile 670. Paul is ready to get on the relay bike and does so around 930pm. Mladen has had a good section. A small mechanical problem when the fuel line cracked and the bike stopped but he was able to make the repair quickly with the tools he had. The bike has been going for 22 hours straight now. Pretty amazing that has been the only issue. (more…)
With pre running all complete and only a few days until race day, it was time to organize our plan. All riders finished practicing their sections without injury, goal #1. We would have 5 vehicles on race day chasing the 3 race bikes. Each vehicle would have a spare bike on board that parts could be robbed off if needed. Other items on board would include satellite phones, food, water, tools, first aid kits, a spare rider, etc. Basically we would have 2 trucks servicing the bikes in the centre of the Baja peninsula and east coast. The other 3 trucks would take care of the bikes down in the southern portion and on the west coast. (more…)
With a week or so to go till race day, the rest of the team showed up. The adventure really got exciting when 5 of us went to pre run race mile 385 to 525. The day started great as usual, until we entered 10 miles of 3 foot deep silt beds. A fine sand like substance that just floats in the air, clogging and killing motors in cars and bikes. At race mile 430, my bike decided it had had enough. 2pm and David and I are sitting in the desert with a broken bike, 80 miles from the nearest accessible road. Another racer comes along and we ask him to let Mladen ( another one of our guys ahead ) know we are stuck. A few hours later, Mladen shows up and we try for hours to figure the bike out. Nothing works. (more…)
Pre running the course is so important for the race. It allows you to see all the hazards before race day so you can ride your fastest when it matters. The course also changes so much during the 2 weeks leading up to the race as you have 300 plus vehicles doing the same thing as you. So nice sandy roads turn into torn up, whooped out, silt infested trails. Good times. (more…)
So many folks tell us how thrilled they are that Accent Inns is a dog friendly hotel, but on occasion I get asked by some, “why would you welcome dogs in your hotels?” I can understand if someone isn’t a pet owner they might not understand. It’s simple really, our pets (dogs, cats, etc…) are living breathy mammals just like you and I and being so, it’s instinctual (in my opinion) for us to form tight bonds, love our pets. (more…)