BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanagan

Comments 136 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heading into Week 6 of the BC Travel Tuesday series, we’re about half-way through the giveaways and getaways that have been lined up by backyardbc.com. In case you haven’t been following along already, we’re highlighting travel and hotel stays for locals.

backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

As I am currently traveling (and have scheduled this post for publishing) the winner of BC Travel Tuesday: Week 5 Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos will be announced later tonight. However, I will still reveal this week’s property in Kelowna and as a bonus, Kamloops too. Update The winner of Week 5 is Michael Florizone (as announced on that post).

Quail's Gate Winery

Quail's Gate Winery Tree Brewing Company

Kamloops photowalk
Photos: John Biehler on Flickr

Accent Inns
Website (Kelowna), Website (Kamloops), Twitter, Facebook
backyardbc listing (Kelowna), backyardbc listing (Kamloops)
Location: 1140 Harvey Ave, Kelowna & 1325 Columbia Street West, Kamloops
About: Accent Inns is a family-owned hotel chain that offers convenient and comfortable accommodation around BC. Kelowna is the hub of the Okanagan with outdoor recreation, wineries, and great golfing. Scenic Kamloops has traditionally been a pit-stop location for my family when traveling up the Coquihalla or Trans Canada highway although many are discovering it’s a great destination on its own with an emerging culinary and craft beer scene. Make either city a destination or a spot on your road trip map.
Prize: 2 nights at Accent Inns in Kelowna and 2 nights at Accent Inns in Kamloops*
Value: $400

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday6

Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability. Accent Inns offer cannot be used for stays in July and August*. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win.

Update The winner is Sarah C – congratulations!

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.

136 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KevinTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

    Ahhh I was going to head up to Kamloops this long weekend, but I’m going to Courtney instead for some R&R. πŸ™‚

  2. JulieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

    I’ve only been to the interior once! Would love to go back!

  3. VinnieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the Okanagan region for years! I remember it to be very sunny and gorgeous. Please send me here so I can visit the Ogopogo πŸ™‚

  4. BekkiTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

    I definitely need to go on vacation!

  5. VeronicaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    I love the Okanagan region. I would love to visit it again.

  6. MLTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    Very nice indeed

  7. Donna LTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    I’ve never been to either Kamloops or Kelowna, it’d be nice to explore the province a bit more.

  8. AlexTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    <3 okanagan, sign me up!

  9. SarahTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:48pm PDT

    Need a weekend getaway….would love this…also tweeted!

  10. thesehappydaysTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

    I love learning about all these great places for a weekend getaway! I tweeted this one, too: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/70591561439784961

  11. ChristinaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:53pm PDT

    Kamloops AND Kelowna! Total bonus! Great prize!
    This contest has been great for introducing vacation ideas in BC
    Hope you get to partake in checking out some of these places first hand!

  12. Jessica Roberts-FarinaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

    Never been to Kamloops or Kelowna! My Okanagan travels so far have been limited to Penticton, Oliver, and Osyoos. Would love to win this prize!

  13. CharlesTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:19pm PDT

    Wine and ogopogo!

  14. CliffTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:22pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Kamloops

  15. BrendaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:22pm PDT

    That would make a nice road trip from Vancouver

  16. BhavjinderTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:35pm PDT

    Would love to see Kelowna & Kamloops!!

  17. WillTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

    I would have SO much wine here… Mmmmm. Makes me want a glass now but it’s 2:40 in the afternoon.

    …maybe just a little is ok?

  18. JRFTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

    I am already considering a fall visit to these areas and a win would only help me not only make up my mind in going, but also know I have great accomodations already looked after!!

  19. DeirdreTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

    love the Okanagan! And we could see family while we were there!

  20. BonnieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

    Would love to go back to the Okanagan! πŸ™‚

  21. AliseTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

    How awesome would this be?!!!!!

  22. ClaireTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

    looks so beautiful!

  23. LeahTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

    I seriously need a holiday!!

  24. KathyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    I repeat, “I need a vacation!”. I need R&R desperately!

  25. JenTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    Sounds amazing…I would love to go!

  26. wono99Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    looks great, yes please.

  27. JATuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    I love the Okanagan πŸ™‚ This prize would be great!

  28. mikeTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    id really like to win this!!

  29. BrendaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

    I have been to Okanagan many times but I’m always excited to go again, it’s so beautiful every time!

  30. lindawwwwTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    I’d love to have an excuse to go to the Okanagan again.

  31. dyenaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 5:14pm PDT

    Sounds super!

  32. LauraTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

    would be so nice

  33. JustineTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 6:07pm PDT

    Great places to visit!

  34. Aileen RTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    Oh how I miss the Okanagan! Wonderful and exciting prize.

  35. Emily HTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 6:51pm PDT

    I would love to get away for a weekend!

  36. KatieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 7:34pm PDT

    wow this would be great to win!!

  37. EnnieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 8:57pm PDT


  38. LisaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 9:00pm PDT

    I would love a reason for a trip to the Okanagan!

  39. Dave K.Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

    I’d love a getaway like this.

  40. MichelleTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:14pm PDT

    me please!

  41. BeckyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:17pm PDT

    Ahh! Perfection. I am heading up that way in September as part of my “Roadtrip with Reason”, without a place to stay! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  42. Jessica TTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:25pm PDT

    I’d LOVE to win this! Would fit in perfectly with my summer hopes!

  43. TanyaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:27pm PDT

    Gotta love the Okanagan!

  44. PhoenixTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:28pm PDT

    I love the Okanagan! I would love the opportunity to go!

  45. C WilsonTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:29pm PDT

    I would love a little okanagan heat!!

  46. parkerTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:40pm PDT

    this would be a fabulous way to explore interior more!! And the sunshine would be perfect!

  47. Doug MakaroffTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:41pm PDT

    The Accent Inns are great. We like the Farmer family from Victoria.

  48. MaryanneTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:41pm PDT

    I want to gooooo!

  49. AmyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:05pm PDT

    I would love to visit my buddy – the ogopogo πŸ˜‰

  50. Lori-Vancouver BC HostTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:12pm PDT

    Great prize…if only I could win:)

  51. AlanTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:22pm PDT

    I wanna go!

  52. MarinaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:24pm PDT

    Would be a great trip! πŸ™‚

  53. VanessaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:28pm PDT

    Great idea!

  54. TracyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:31pm PDT

    Looks wonderful! πŸ™‚

  55. TracyWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:24am PDT

    Sounds like a great place to visit!

  56. ClareWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:41am PDT

    Wow, a fantastic getaway! I hope I win!

  57. LindsayWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 1:45am PDT

    Would love to go to the Okanagan for a weekend

  58. Dennis L.Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 1:54am PDT

    This would be a great reason for a trip to the Okanagan.

  59. LindsayWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 5:33am PDT

    We are supposed to be meeting my sister and her newborn in kelowna/kamloops this summer but this would make it a lot easier!!

  60. TyroWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 6:54am PDT

    Looks gorgeous, would love a visit

  61. cherylWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 7:35am PDT

    Never been…would love to go!

  62. NatalieWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 7:52am PDT

    Only been to Kelowna once and never been to Kamloops. Would be an interesting getaway!

  63. CarolWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 8:24am PDT

    This looks like a great place for a short holiday.

  64. SamanthaWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 8:31am PDT

    Miss604, I prebooked my summer vacation to the OK with my closest friends but after some scandalous drama involving “the other man” those plans have been cancelled and my deposit is gone forever. I’d hate to miss out on those blue skies, (imported) sandy beaches and shirtless men. Make my summer memorable!

  65. HeatherWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 8:36am PDT


  66. Meghan WWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 8:47am PDT

    Another great prize pack!

  67. David D.Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    Yes! πŸ™‚

  68. Jennifer M.Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:33am PDT

    I love taking a trip to Kelowna or Penticton every year to enjoy the different climates of BC!

  69. EmmaWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT

    I was just in Kelowna and I’d love to visit again!

  70. AmuscatpurrsWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

    I can see myself there!

  71. ChristineWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 10:18am PDT

    Me please!

  72. TiffanyWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 10:32am PDT

    Sounds fun!

  73. SusanWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

    Would love a fall holiday here – thanks miss604 for this great contest. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful province and country.

  74. RobWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

    Wow, great looking place! Dying for a vacay

  75. AngelaWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

    Would love to go on a much needed va-ca!

  76. BrendaWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT


  77. Carina VauseWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

    I would love to win this

    Good Luck everyone

  78. jeanieWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

    sounds awesome! would love love to win! =)

  79. AlbertWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT

    Great place to visit.

  80. TimoWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

    Great contest to an absolutely fantastic wine country – lovin’ the Rieslings and Pinots coming out of the Okanagan! And now even Malbec… Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  81. Albert CWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 1:45pm PDT

    Awesome 15 week contest!

  82. KatieWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

    I’d love to win!

  83. HarjitChWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 6:14pm PDT

    BC has so many amazing smaller cities. They have such a nice peaceful feel, less traffic, and it’s great to stay in BC and enjoy cities outside of the lower mainland.

  84. CarolineWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 8:56pm PDT

    another great giveaway. I’m packing my bags now. also tweeted (userid cotec007)

  85. LucieBWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:10pm PDT

    I’m already dreaming of what it would be like if I won….

  86. ALWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  87. SaraWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:28pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic!

  88. AnnWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 11:13pm PDT

    What a nice place.

  89. TessaThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

    Sounds great!

  90. TeresaThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 10:31am PDT

    That would make for a great vacation.

  91. LauraThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 10:31am PDT


  92. Michelle W.Thursday, May 19th, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

    I’ll need this in September!

  93. BonnieThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

    What a great prize — would love to go back to the Okanagan!

  94. AlvThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT


  95. JenThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 4:09pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Kelowna! Would love a vacation.

  96. Margaret McCormackThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 5:39pm PDT

    Hope you are having an excellent vacation! I would also enjoy one (a wee one anyone?) πŸ™‚ Thanks Rebecca!

  97. Sunshine GThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 5:48pm PDT

    I’m in!

  98. Amy W.Thursday, May 19th, 2011 — 7:29pm PDT


  99. Sylvia FFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 1:12am PDT

    Love the okanagan! And wine!

  100. IsvaFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 1:27am PDT

    fingers crossed!

  101. Margo H.Friday, May 20th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

    Wow! Kelowna & Kamloops! What a great get-a-way.

  102. Sarah CFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 10:08am PDT

    I need a get away please…

  103. AndreaFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

    I love BC wine!!!

  104. EricaFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 2:33pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  105. KellySaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 12:23am PDT

    Looks like a fantastic getaway

  106. JeanieSaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

    Got some out-of-town visitors coming… this would be a great trip!

  107. GarrettSaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

    Would make a great mini holiday!

  108. RajuSSaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

    Hope I win!

  109. SitaSaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 3:32pm PDT

    I love Kelowna!!! πŸ™‚

  110. Melissa ESaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 7:00pm PDT

    I love a good roadtrip! Kelowna and Kamloops are a great pair!

  111. LindaSaturday, May 21st, 2011 — 8:37pm PDT

    Sweet … Kelowna and Kamploops and haven’t been to either one.

  112. RenfrewMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

    BC Rules!!!

  113. JaniceMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    A chance like this comes around only once in awhile.

  114. LaurieMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

    Love, love, love the Okanagan…many happy summer memories from there!

  115. ErinMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

    I’d love this! I’d go visit the in-laws!

  116. SusieMonday, May 23rd, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

    Beautiful: a place that I’d love to stay at, but could never afford on my own.

  117. Heather BTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 8:11am PDT

    I would love to check out the wineries!

  118. HeatherTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

    Love wine country, would love to head up there again

  119. LoweTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

    This vacay sounds so restful, and just what I need! I follow as @TodayzFashionz on twitter.

  120. AlexTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:33am PDT

    Would love some R&R and Wine!

  121. Leah PTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

    I haven’t been to Kelowna in years… would love to spend some time there!

  122. BethTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    This would be cool!

  123. MLTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT


  124. Donna ETuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    There is so much to see and do in the Okanagan especially in the summertime! And it’s great to cool down in any of the many lakes!

  125. melissaTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

    I would love to bring my husband to Kelowna or Kamloops for our 10 Year wedding anniversary this June!!

  126. Paul ShoreTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT

    the promise of hot weather… yes please!

  127. MeganTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

    Would love to be in the sunny sun sun!!!!!!!

  128. MonicaTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

    I’d love to go — my husband and I will be moving to BC next week!

  129. Liam MclellanTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

    would love a summer trip like this!!!

  130. VivianTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

    I feel ashamed that I haven’t traveled much within BC! But I have plans to do more of it this summer πŸ™‚

  131. BradTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  132. RobynTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

    Sounds like an awesome anniversary present for my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  133. auTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 12:58pm PDT

    i’m an adventurous person. .love to win this & take me to Okanagan, pls. .thnx

  134. Jenn WTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

    Wow, these prizes have been excellent; i hope tha I win!

  135. AnnTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

    Wow – I have been wanting to get to the Okanagan this year!

  136. MaeTuesday, May 24th, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

    I hope I got this entry in on time. Love the Okanagan.

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