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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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Accent Inns loves bikes

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

(so much so that they bought you one to use)! All Accent Inns properties to offer free bike rentals for guests this summer

Accent Inn free rental bikes (1)May 20, 2015, Victoria, BC – Building upon their popular Bike Lover program, Accent Inns is showing their affection for all manner – and level – of cyclist by offering free bike rentals for guests at all properties starting this June. (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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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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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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Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank Official Newsletter

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

pic 1Prairie Boys at World CycloCross Champs Recap

In what is without a doubt the biggest cyclocross cycling event in the World, Canada’s own Danick Vandale and Oliver Evans did their country proud and raced toe-to-toe with the best cyclists in the world in front of millions of TV / Online viewers and over 20 thousand live spectators. (more…)


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Kamloops Indoor Gran Fondo

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

kamloops gran fondoOur regular readers know that Accent Inns is all about being a Bike Friendly Hotel Chain and supporting cycling events. We are also all about being different (in a good way). The Kamloops chapter of the MS Society of Canada have done an awesome job of creating an event that matches both areas of focus. The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo, February 8th. (more…)


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Accent Inns / Russ Hay’s 2015 Team Roster & New Partnerships

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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.” (more…)


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Fitness While You Travel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

FITMany people these days are doing a super job creating and maintaining a fitness regime while they are at home. They work out before, during or after work. Some at home and some in their local fitness centers. We’ve learned from many of our community partners that fitness is one key way to hold off or repair the damage done by many of the chronic diseases that our society suffers from. But what happens when you go on the road? (more…)


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Confession: My Creative Process

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

different with logosWith the launch and acclaim of Hotel Zed I’ve been asked a lot lately about my creative process and how I come up with these, well…” out there” ideas?! The same has been asked of Accent Inns’ Different in a Good Way campaign and philosophy. So here goes: (more…)


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