I don’t remember any trips with my own grandparents, but now I’m at that stage of my life where I have grandchildren and the topic of going on a multi-generational vacation is in the air. In fact just last week, my wife and I visited our son and his family in Whistler where he recently moved. Although we were only there for three nights, it had a mini-vacation feel about it as we took in the sights as a family. (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.
This year I had the incredible opportunity to visit Great Bear Nature Tours at the lodge in Smith inlet. Yes even the Mountain Man likes a little luxury on occasion and these guys provide just that. My family gave my father and I the trip for our birthdays (3 weeks apart). We spent 4 days and 3 nights in a spectacular location at the end of one of BC’s incredible fjord like inlets. (more…)
Spring and summer this year has been hot and dry and what that means to me is getting out on, or in the water. This year my wife and I are planning a vacation close to home, which means British Columbia. It got me thinking about what water sports activities we could do around the province, and close to an Accent Inns hotel.
My first thought was Kelowna and Lake Okanagan which has hundreds of beaches and places to swim. It was then that I thought about trying something a little different this year and came up with a few water sports I haven’t tried, or at least not here at home. (more…)
When my children were young, my job involved travelling extensively around Europe and North America and I was forever saying to a business colleague or client while in some strange foreign clime, “I wish my wife could see this” or, “My son Joshua, or Adam would have loved to play on that.” Looking back I don’t know why I never thought to take them, but it was probably because they all involved several expensive flights. (more…)
I was looking the other day at what cruises were offered out of Vancouver and was surprised to learn there’s a lot. My wife and I took an Alaskan cruise a few years ago but I had no idea of the size of the cruise industry here. In 2014, 29 cruise ships called into Port Metro Vancouver 243 times carrying more than 812,000 passengers. This year they are looking at a similar, if not better season. (more…)
Accent Inns is proud to sponsor this wonderful event, which is happening July 19 near Victoria BC. This wonderful group of women, who share of love of riding motorcycles, will be riding in support of various local charities such as the Cowichan Women Against Violence and the Victoria Women in Need Society. Last year they raised $5000 that was split between these 2 local charities. (more…)
I’m the world’s worst when travelling with regard to keeping fit, especially if I’m flying. I get stressed, which leads me to drink more alcohol and eat more food. If there’s a delay I get bored and what do I do? Eat! It’s like the health and fitness God’s are against me. As for exercise, I do tend to walk a lot and carrying those bags is like lifting weights isn’t it? (more…)
This past Father’s Day weekend my daughter and I travelled to Vancouver to hang out together and play tourist. We chose the Accent Inn Burnaby as our home base which worked really well for all the places we had planned to visit. We arrived later on the Friday night and took advantage of the Ricky’s country restaurant offering takeout. We just hung out together in the room, eating dinner will watching a movie on TV. (more…)
Here in BC we’re experiencing unbelievably good weather – the sun keeps shining and the record high temperatures continue to set record highs. (more…)
Accent Inns is pleased to see Tsawout First Nation and the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations elders from across BC, Alberta, the Yukon and Washington gathering in Victoria, BC in July to reconnect, socialize and celebrate their culture and history. We hope those attending enjoy Victoria and manage to explore our wonderful city and discover its many attractions. (more…)