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Nature Viewing in BC

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
The View Flying In

The View Flying In

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…)


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BC – The Perfect Place for Water Sports

Friday, July 17th, 2015
BC beaches

Enjoy the water this summer in BC

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…)


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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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Canadian Women’s Ride Day

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

womens ride dayAccent 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…)


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6 Things to do with your Daughter in Vancouver

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

P1030658This 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…)


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Accent Inns Cup

Monday, June 8th, 2015

falcons and chrisStory and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 7, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Kelowna Falcons pounded out 17 hits, including four home runs, to power their way to a 8-3 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in West Coast League (WCL) action Sunday afternoon at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (more…)


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Bike The Kettle Valley Railway Trestles

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Sign at Midway, where the Kettle Valley Railway started. Heading east from here was the Columbia & Western Railway. Both lines became part of the CPR and today form part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Sign at Midway, where the Kettle Valley Railway started. Heading east from here was the Columbia & Western Railway. Both lines became part of the CPR and today form part of the Trans Canada Trail.

They aren’t visible from town, but up in the hills just eight kilometers south of downtown Kelowna BC’s cafes and bars along busy Bernard Street are the famed Myra Canyon trestles, an amazing part of Okanagan history still attracting thousands of people. (more…)


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Top 6 Reasons We Love Mom

Friday, May 8th, 2015

PrintWith Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, here are a few reasons why we love our Mother’s. (more…)


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It’s no joke! Newest Bin 4 Burger Lounge opens at Accent Inns on April 1, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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March 25, 2015, Victoria, BC – Bin 4 Burger Lounge has set April 1, 2015 as the opening date for their new location at Accent Inns in Saanich, BC.

Since last year, Bin 4 Burger Lounge owners Dan and Sarah Blackmore and Chef Michael Ringland have worked closely with Accent Inns president and CEO Mandy Farmer, finding common ground in their approach to business and love of good food while developing the new space. Farmer and the Blackmores share a common mindset when it comes to customer experience. The design of the new Bin 4 Burger Lounge took into consideration the needs of visitors, travelling for business or leisure. Extra power outlets are available at the seats in the lounge, which seats up to 30 guests. The bar is larger than the other two Bin 4 locations, providing individual seating for 16 guests, and both the restaurant and outdoor patio can accommodate larger groups of up to 20 guests. (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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