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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Recently I had the awesome pleasure of being invited to the Canadian launch party for APTN’s newest cooking show, Moosemeat & Marmalade, here in Victoria BC. Previewing the first 2 episodes I came to the conclusion that this is far more than just a cooking show. Yes there was indeed some fabulous meals prepared by the London Chef Dan Hayes and bush cook Art Napolean but they also shared stories and knowledge about their culture, history and the landscapes they were in. To complete the entrée each episode is spiced with the perfect amount of humor. (more…)
This week we celebrate as a city (Victoria BC) 20 years of legacy from one of the most successful Commonwealth Games recorded. My name is John and although I’m the Director of Marketing for Accent Inns now, 20 years ago I was the Assistant General Manager for the Accent Inn Victoria. (more…)
Originating at the Shriners Hospital for Children Canada, the Odyssey started in St Johns, Nfld back in May and will end in BC on July 18th. The Fez-Mobile is on the road to raise awareness for the care and services Shriners provide.
The launch of the Exceptional Care Odyssey, a coast-to-coast voyage, marks the one year anniversary of the beginning of construction Canada’s new Shriners Hospital in Montreal. One year after beginning construction, the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada, the building structure is complete and currently being enclosed, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is advancing and all of this on budget. (more…)
Our newest community partners, The Arthritis Society of BC has kindly prepared this “cycling with Arthritis” blog post. As you head out on those summer bike trips, have a read and see if we can help make your vacation just a little more pain free (along with our bike friendly hotel rooms that is…) (more…)
And Wins Entry in Pro Challenge Race in Quebec
Lac Megantic, QC – Cody Canning of Victoria’s Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s Cycling Team p/b Scotiabank took a huge win in the Elite men’s Challenge Sprint, the final event of the 2014 Global Relay Cycling Canada Road Championships that wrapped up on Sunday June 29. (more…)
Bin 4 Burger Lounge has all the right ingredients for Accent Inns: locally owned, strong family values and commitment to outstanding experiences.
June 26 , 2014, Victoria, BC – Now guests who travel to Victoria can not only stay local with Accent Inns, they can eat local as well, with the announcement that Bin 4 Burger Lounge will become the Saanich hotel`s restaurant tenant, opening in 2015. (more…)
Victoria BC, June 18, 2014 –Spring 2014 Through connecting with hotel executives at several events, representatives from the Arthritis Society learned of the many not-for profit organizations that Accent Inns has managed to assist and decided to learn more about the local hotel chain.
The surprise came when after meeting with the chain’s Marketing and Communications Manager, John Espley, they found that Accent Inns also wanted to learn more about The Society. After several months of networking and a few meetings in both Victoria and Vancouver BC, it was agreed that Accent Inns would extend a helping hotel hand and support the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division through the company’s InnAid program. Assistance would come in a few ways including accommodations. (more…)
Hi gang, John Espley (Mountain Man) here. I usually write a Father’s day blog about all the wonderful aspects of being a father, including spending time with your children. This year I thought we should take a look at fathers from a different angle. A more serious perspective. Being the community relations guy for Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, I get to work with so many wonderful organizations, many of which are connected to or support fathers in one way or another. (more…)
June 3, was the kick-off for the 2014 Cycle of Hope. This is the 3rd year for the event and the 3rd year Accent Inns has been honored to support this dedicated group of people. Started by Cindy Lister and Robin Farrell, the annual ride and associated events has raised over $50,000 for ALS research and support for the families dealing with the terrible disease. (more…)