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BC Day – is it just another long weekend?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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For some people BC Day (Aug 6, 2012) is just another excuse for a long summer weekend.  But for many, it means much more than that.

People who grew up in BC may sometimes take this province for granted but for those of us who are here by choice, it is really a very special place.  We came here for many reasons but no matter the reason, most of us are totally enthralled by the weather, the natural beauty, the diversity of the population and the healthy lifestyle. Whether we moved from the East Coast, the Middle East or the Far East – British Columbia is special in so many ways.

Anybody who has ever visited BC goes away with tales of the beauty of the mountains, the ocean and the parks. But for those of us who live here, there is a great deal more to celebrate.  We may get used to living in such amazing beauty.  We may even complain about the weather. But given the choice most of us would not live anywhere else. (more…)

 

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Snowshoeing Brings Back Memories

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Snowshoeing at Grouse on the North shore 2011 not far from Accent Inn Burnaby hotel

Snowshoeing at Grouse on the North shore 2011

When I was a kid growing up on the East Coast one of my favourite winter activities was grabbing my brother’s wooden snowshoes, rounding up my uncle’s Springer Spaniel (Blueboy), and heading out into the woods.  “Cousin Blue” and I spent many hours cutting new trails and following the ones we had previously created.  Of course, things did not always go as planned……  (more…)

 

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Burnaby Hotel Team BBQ’s for Charity

Friday, May 6th, 2011
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Accent Inn Burnaby team BBQ's for World partnership Walk

Join the Accent Inn Burnaby team members as they host a fundraising BBQ in an effort to help alleviate global poverty.

All funds raised will go to support the World partnership Walk as a fundraiser for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

When:  Saturday May 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: The Accent Inn Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive

For directions to our Burnaby hotel click here.

 

Feel free to also donate here online and help the Accent Inn team raise funds directed towards improving the lives and livelihoods of families and communities in Africa and Asia through health, education and rural development programs.

The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight global poverty. Organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, in 2010 nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise more than $6 million. 100% of funds raised by you are used by Aga Khan Foundation Canada to help alleviate poverty and build sustainable solutions in the poorest regions of the world. These funds support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities – projects that revitalize rural economies, ensure clean water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and educate new generations of girls and women. (more…)

 

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Experience BC’s South Coast Ski Mountains

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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Great skiing on BC's South West Coast

Coming to Vancouver and the west coast or live in the area and love to Ski, Snowboard or snowshoe?

There are so many options available.

Mt Seymour is a great local mountain offering lots of variety.  Stay at the Accent Inn Burnaby hotel which is only approx. a 40 minute drive away.  Mt Seymour also runs a shuttle up the mountain from Lonsdale Quay. Click here for details.

Of course there is the famous Grouse Mountain. The lights at the top can be seen not only from all over Vancouver but even from Vancouver Island! Grouse offer spectacular views and if you haven’t done it, the Skyride (tram)  is really cool. From our Burnaby hotel you only have to drive approx. 20 – 30 minutes to get to the tram. (more…)

 

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Third X Files movie on the way

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Accent Inn Burnaby BC Hotel close to the movie studios

Are you a fan of the X-Files?  Did you know the original TV series was filmed in and around Vancouver B.C.?  Apparently because of the “dark” nature or “feel” that the show had, the grey weather that Vancouver often experiences was perfect.  How about that, it actually paid to be rainy! The series was filmed in many different locations around southern B.C. (originally) but made it’s home at Bridge Studios right across the Street from the Accent Inn Burnaby hotel.  Although the Accent Inn never had the opportunity to host either of the Stars, the General Manager and staff met many of the “villains”, if you can call monsters and aliens villains. I myself even had the opportunity to meet one of the actors staying at the Burnaby hotel, who thanks to very cool make-up, played two completely different “creatures” in two different episodes. Well for all you other fans out there (I even have the album..)  our house reviewer Gareth has news of a possible third coming…  read more at Skewed and Reviewed

 

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BC Lions playing closer to Burnaby Hotel

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Empire Fields near the Accent Inn Burnaby Hotel

Empire Fields near the Accent Inn Burnaby Hotel

The Accent Inn Burnaby Hotel will be your best place to stay for BC Lions games this year.

BC’s favorite football team, the BC Lions are heading to the new Empire Field. (more…)

 

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Border Crossing Requirements

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Time to plan that Summer Holiday

So summer is just around the corner and we thought some of our readers may just want to travel across the border. At Accent Inns we find that we have lots of Canadian customers that stay with us at our Victoria or Vancouver hotels as they do the *circle route. We also get to meet lots of guests that have traveled north from our neighbors in the United States, especially the states of Washington, Oregon and California. As cross border travel requirements have been changing over the past few years here’s some contact info that may help you learn more about just what’s required. After all, making your vacation as comfortable and easy as possible is what Accent Inns across BC are all about! (more…)

 

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Baseball season, just around the corner

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Accent Inns BC Hotel chain, proud to sponsor the Vancouver Canadians

Baseball season is just around the corner and the Vancouver Canadians want you to be part of it. Join the Accent Inn team and thousands of fans and who enjoying taking in one of “North Americas” favorite pastimes. Vancouver Canadians Season Tickets are on sale now!  They are gearing up for their biggest and most exciting season ever at Nat Bailey Stadium.  With affordable Season Tickets you’re guaranteed to have seats for all the big games, like Fireworks Nights, Gate Giveaways and the Superstar Series. (more…)

 

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InnAid Charitable support takes to the road

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Dawn Chubai of City TV & Melinda Jolley of Tartan PR speaking to non-profit representatives

Well, we’ve just finished our second annual Accent Inns – source group Charity in Changing times seminars.  This year we expanded the reach and put on the seminars at our Accent Inn Victoria hotel, Burnaby hotel and for the first time our Kelowna hotel.

The topic was communications and we were so please to have and incredible troupe of travelling experts. These experts, Robin Holden with the Source group, Ross Dunn with Stepforth Web marketing, Melinda Jolley with Tartan PR, were joined by local media representatives at each event. (more…)

 

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Accent Inns #1 on Trip Advisor

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Accent Inn Burnaby BC Hotel

Recently Trip advisor rated the Accent Inn Burnaby as the “Best of Burnaby Canada” as rated by consumer reviews on their site.  “ I’m very proud of our staff here”, said Joanne Wynn General Manager Accent Inn Burnaby. “They take real pride in providing the best service they can and the cleanest rooms anywhere”. (more…)

 

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