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. Read the rest of this entry »
Making resolutions is easy – keeping them is tough. At Accent Inns, we resolve to keep providing our guests with the very best experience we can possibly deliver. We also resolve that your room whether in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna or Kamloops, will be comfortable and clean and your welcome will be warm and inviting.
If you’re thinking of making some resolutions this year here are 10 tips that might help you keep them! Read the rest of this entry »
It used to be that taking an airplane was exciting – it was part of the adventure of a trip. These days it’s a stressful and often painful experience.
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank has announced its Team roster and new partnerships for the 2015 Racing Season. “Every year, we seem to raise the bar of excellence,” explains Jon Watkin, General Manager, “In 2014 we won 50 races had over 100 top ten finishes. We took the BC Provincial Road and Criterium titles, and had two top ten placements in the National TT Champs in Quebec. We also had two of our guys selected to race in the 2014 Tour of Alberta. The icing on the cake was having Cody Canning win the Grand Prix Cycliste Pro Sprint Challenge against some world tour guys. In 2015, we plan to continue to produce breakthrough results, but with a stronger focus on major criterium and circuit races.” Read the rest of this entry »
Help Support the Salvation Army at the CHEK TV Drive Thru
December 11th will see the “cast and crew” of CHEK TV descend upon the Accent Inn in Victoria BC. Just like Santa’s Elves’ they will be working hard to to prepare and host the 20th annual CHEK Christmas Drive Thru.
You like grabbing a bite or a coffee at your local drive thru so why not make your donations that way too!
Where else will you find TV personalities and volunteers alike “hustling and bustling” around to unload your donations of goods for the Salvation Army. Sold everything in a garage sale?.. no worries cash donations are more than welcome, in fact a Salvation Army kettle will be on hand and it sure looks great to see it when it’s filled with bills!
Having fun at the CHEK TV Drive Thru
Making the experience even better you’ll have the Salvation Army band serenading you with Christmas Carols. Rumor has it that this night is so special, Santa himself has scheduled an appearance! (why is it we never see Jim Beatty and Santa at the same time…..could it be..hmmmm?)
Please join us December 11th from 5 – 7pm at the Accent Inn at the corner of Blanshard and Cloverdale and help support those in need!
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). Read the rest of this entry »
Breaker Breaker… looks like we got us a convoy coming Saturday night, December 6th. The annual IEOA (Equipment owners association) truck light parade will head through Victoria BC. From 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm, main streets, side streets and even back streets will be lit up by some of the most colorful collection of vehicles ever seen. Cement trucks, dump trucks, slingers, crane trucks, fire trucks, buses and more will form into a convoy and pass before thousands of local families and visitors before ending up as an incredibly bright display at Western Speedway. The truck owners and companies, their staff, family and friends all come together to pay for and create some incredible displays. These trucks take hours and hours of paid and volunteer time to complete. Every hour that one of these trucks is not “working” that’s money they are not earning for their owners. It’s a huge commitment by all the participants and we thank them so much. With the additional help of a few sponsors (Accent Inns is proud to be one), some great local media support and the generosity of our local municipalities and police departments this event finally comes together. But let’s remember why this started many years ago… to raise awareness and support for those in need. For many years now the Truck light parade has raised 10’s of thousands of pounds of food and $$ for Mustard Seed, Westshore Christmas Hamper Fund Society, contact 250-391-9627 & Sidney Food Bank. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Wear a poppy and help us support the efforts of The Royal Canadian Legion.
For every guest wearing a poppy on November 10 and 11, 2014 when checking into one of our five BC hotel locations, Accent Inns will make a
$5 donation to the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command’s Poppy Campaign. Read the rest of this entry »