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7 Tips for Travelling with Grandparents

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Terry farmer's Grandkids helping Granpa to load carI 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…)


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Cruise Out of Vancouver, A Great Deal!

Friday, July 10th, 2015
Cruise ship Vancouver BC

Take a cruise out of Vancouver BC

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…)


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Who Let The Dogs In?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

dog day of summerCalling All Dog Lovers.

Play Ball!

The C’s Dog Day of Summer will host activities to keep your pooch active and entertained, all while giving fans the chance to enjoy Canadian baseball at it’s finest. (more…)


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5 Ways to Keep Fit and Healthy When Travelling

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Victoria fitness room (2)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…)


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Local Beaches and Sunscreen

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Sunscreen-and-Sunglasses-on-the-BeachHere in BC we’re experiencing unbelievably good weather – the sun keeps shining and the record high temperatures continue to set record highs. (more…)


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Canadian National Cycling Championships Team Announced

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

accent hays bike teamThe Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank announced its team for the 2015 Canadian National Cycling Championships to take place in St. Georges, Quebec from June 25-28. (more…)


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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

aboriginal photoAccent 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…)


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Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

photo 2I was at an Accent Inns hotel recently and saw some pretty skookum motorcycles parked outside; a Harley, a BMW and a Honda Gold Wing; it took me back more than 45-years to when I owned an AJS 250cc – a beast of a bike. (more…)


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5 Amazing Things To Do In BC This Spring

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Butchart-Gardens-springI was thinking the other day how great the weather was this year. That led me to consider the five things I’d like to do most close to home, here in British Columbia. My list surprised me and I’m pretty sure I won’t get the chance to do all five this year, but I’m determined to do at least one or two, and pick up the rest next year. Of course by then I’ll have another five, or more, to add to the list, after all BC is truly one of the most amazing and special places in the world. (more…)


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Chuck-A-Duck with Accent Inns and ALS Cycle of Hope

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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VICTORIA, B.C. – The tremendous people who own and operate the Accent Inns chain that is so well-known and respected around the province certainly know what sport Lou Gehrig played.

They also know what claimed Gehrig’s baseball career, and his life, far too soon – ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). (more…)


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