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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.


Planning a Road Trip and Involving the Kids

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

family friendly hotel great after a day in the car

My wife and I have always loved road trips, and when our kids were young we did an epic road trip from Victoria to the Okanagan – this was in the early 90s. We had recently emigrated from the U.K. and this was our first vacation in our new country. I remember lugging around this massive rented video camera; it took full-size VHS tapes and had to be hoisted on to your shoulder. It’s funny, I came across the tape the other day and we are considering getting it transferred to DVD. I remember that almost every other minute while taping I would utter the words, “Look at this view, it’s absolutely amazing” interspersed with “absolutely awesome.” It got very tired very quickly. My only excuse was that we had arrived in a country that far exceeded our expectations in terms of sheer beauty, and B.C. appeared to us like something out of a National Geographic magazine – something we only dreamed of ever seeing. (more…)


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10 Ways to Become a Green Traveller

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Accent Inns focus on greenWe’re all becoming increasingly aware of our environmental responsibilities. The amount of litter we see on the sidewalks has diminished greatly, we recycle at home and now, at least in my town, we separate our food waste so that it can be sustainably processed. But what about when we travel? Do we continue to be as careful or dedicated? (more…)


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Easter – From a Chocoholic’s Perspective

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Easter-Tin-PCI love Easter, not least because I’m chocoholic – I just can’t resist the stuff and at this time of the year I can indulge myself without feeling guilty, well not too much anyway! One of my favourite places to shop for Easter chocolate is Purdy’s – this year I plan to buy their vintage rabbit tins full of Purdys Chocolates milk and dark chocolates as gifts for my family. For me, I love plain chocolate and I’ll pick up one of their chocolate bunnies as my guilty pleasure. And yes, like 76% of all North Americans I’ll eat the ears first! Another favourite of mine is Rogers’ Chocolates milk chocolate jelly bean bark – now there’s an Easter treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. (more…)


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Spring South East BC Road Trip

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

kim julia RVI love road trips – there’s something about the freedom to go wherever the fancy takes you, stop whenever you see something of interest and the opportunity to eat out every night! Two of my favourite road trip destinations are the Oregon Coast by the Coho Ferry and Southern B.C. In spring the latter wins out for me as there is so much going on across the province. Whether you’re flying into Vancouver, plan a first night at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport in Richmond or if you’re heading west from Alberta or beyond, you can pick a route that encircles some of the most diverse, and interesting, countryside B.C. has to offer. (more…)


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St Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

St.-Patricks-DaySomeone once said, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” On St. Patrick’s Day we all feel a kindred spirit to our Irish friends; we wear green, drink green Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Harp, and celebrate with stories and songs. The pubs are decked out with shamrocks, serve Irish fare and play Irish tunes. (more…)


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Be Active This Spring Break!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

spring breakSpring break is rapidly approaching and for many parents and children it’s a time to travel to visit family, enter sports tournaments, or go to camp. If you are heading to a tournament, visiting friends, or relatives and need a place to stay check out one of our Accent Inns locations in Kamloops, Kelowna, Richmond, Burnaby, and Victoria – we offer great value and comfortable and clean accommodation. (more…)


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Four ways to enjoy the outdoors on your winter family vacation

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

51You walk into a hotel room, the bed looks comfortable and the remote control is conveniently placed – your family could just snuggle into bed together and watch television . . . but there is a whole outdoor world to explore on vacation, even if it is winter! So, pull on those boots, button up your jackets and head outside for a winter adventure. (more…)


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Vancouver Bike Show, our Second Appearance

Friday, February 27th, 2015

van bike logo 2015Come visit the Accent Inns booth at the Vancouver Bike Show March 7 & 8, 2015. (more…)


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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The BC SPCA

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

teddyAt Accent Inns we love animals, we welcome them into our hotels and proudly support the BC SPCA – so much so that every time a pet stays at one of our hotels and we collect the pet fee and we give the organization $1 on their behalf. Approximately 4,000 animals stay at an Accent Inns hotel every year, so this means a welcome contribution wends its way to BC SPCA. We also regularly partner with, and promote, special campaigns in support of this amazing organization. (more…)


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Accent Inns Welcomes Goats

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

goatWell, not the furry kinds with horns that bleat all the time but goats in Chinese astrology, as this is the year of the Goat. If you were born in one of the following years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 you are astrologically speaking a goat. This is not a bad thing as you are thought to be a calm and gentle person, easy going, thoughtful, friendly, but at the same time candid and genuine. (more…)


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