Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Anniversary Deals

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanagan

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT
Comments 136

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 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

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.

Current contests on


  1. Kevin says:

    Ahhh I was going to head up to Kamloops this long weekend, but I’m going to Courtney instead for some R&R. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Julie says:

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

  3. Vinnie says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Bekki says:

    I definitely need to go on vacation!

  5. Veronica says:

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

  6. ML says:

    Very nice indeed

  7. Donna L says:

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

  8. Alex says:

    <3 okanagan, sign me up!

  9. Sarah says:

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

  10. thesehappydays says:

    I love learning about all these great places for a weekend getaway! I tweeted this one, too:

  11. Christina says:

    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-Farina says:

    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. Charles says:

    Wine and ogopogo!

  14. Cliff says:

    I’ve never been to Kamloops

  15. Brenda says:

    That would make a nice road trip from Vancouver

  16. Bhavjinder says:

    Would love to see Kelowna & Kamloops!!

  17. Will says:

    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. JRF says:

    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. Deirdre says:

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

  20. Bonnie says:

    Would love to go back to the Okanagan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Alise says:

    How awesome would this be?!!!!!

  22. Claire says:

    looks so beautiful!

  23. Leah says:

    I seriously need a holiday!!

  24. Kathy says:

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

  25. Jen says:

    Sounds amazing…I would love to go!

  26. wono99 says:

    looks great, yes please.

  27. JA says:

    I love the Okanagan ๐Ÿ™‚ This prize would be great!

  28. mike says:

    id really like to win this!!

  29. Brenda says:

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

  30. lindawwww says:

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

  31. dyena says:

    Sounds super!

  32. Laura says:

    would be so nice

  33. Justine says:

    Great places to visit!

  34. Aileen R says:

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

  35. Emily H says:

    I would love to get away for a weekend!

  36. Katie says:

    wow this would be great to win!!

  37. Ennie says:


  38. Lisa says:

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

  39. Dave K. says:

    I’d love a getaway like this.

  40. Michelle says:

    me please!

  41. Becky says:

    Ahh! Perfection. I am heading up that way in September as part of my “Roadtrip with Reason”, without a place to stay! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Jessica T says:

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

  43. Tanya says:

    Gotta love the Okanagan!

  44. Phoenix says:

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

  45. C Wilson says:

    I would love a little okanagan heat!!

  46. parker says:

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

  47. Doug Makaroff says:

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

  48. Maryanne says:

    I want to gooooo!

  49. Amy says:

    I would love to visit my buddy – the ogopogo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Great prize…if only I could win:)

  51. Alan says:

    I wanna go!

  52. Marina says:

    Would be a great trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Vanessa says:

    Great idea!

  54. Tracy says:

    Looks wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Tracy says:

    Sounds like a great place to visit!

  56. Clare says:

    Wow, a fantastic getaway! I hope I win!

  57. Lindsay says:

    Would love to go to the Okanagan for a weekend

  58. Dennis L. says:

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

  59. Lindsay says:

    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. Tyro says:

    Looks gorgeous, would love a visit

  61. cheryl says:

    Never been…would love to go!

  62. Natalie says:

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

  63. Carol says:

    This looks like a great place for a short holiday.

  64. Samantha says:

    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. Heather says:


  66. Meghan W says:

    Another great prize pack!

  67. David D. says:

    Yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Jennifer M. says:

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

  69. Emma says:

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

  70. Amuscatpurrs says:

    I can see myself there!

  71. Christine says:

    Me please!

  72. Susan says:

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

  73. Rob says:

    Wow, great looking place! Dying for a vacay

  74. Angela says:

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

  75. Brenda says:


  76. Carina Vause says:

    I would love to win this

    Good Luck everyone

  77. jeanie says:

    sounds awesome! would love love to win! =)

  78. Albert says:

    Great place to visit.

  79. Timo says:

    Great contest to an absolutely fantastic wine country – lovin’ the Rieslings and Pinots coming out of the Okanagan! And now even Malbec… Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Albert C says:

    Awesome 15 week contest!

  81. Katie says:

    I’d love to win!

  82. HarjitCh says:

    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.

  83. Caroline says:

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

  84. LucieB says:

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

  85. AL says:

    Sounds great!

  86. Sara says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  87. Ann says:

    What a nice place.

  88. Tessa says:

    Sounds great!

  89. Teresa says:

    That would make for a great vacation.

  90. Laura says:


  91. Michelle W. says:

    I’ll need this in September!

  92. Bonnie says:

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

  93. Alv says:


  94. Jen says:

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

  95. Margaret McCormack says:

    Hope you are having an excellent vacation! I would also enjoy one (a wee one anyone?) ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Rebecca!

  96. Sunshine G says:

    I’m in!

  97. Amy W. says:


  98. Sylvia F says:

    Love the okanagan! And wine!

  99. Isva says:

    fingers crossed!

  100. Margo H. says:

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

  101. Sarah C says:

    I need a get away please…

  102. Andrea says:

    I love BC wine!!!

  103. Erica says:

    I would love to go!

  104. Kelly says:

    Looks like a fantastic getaway

  105. Jeanie says:

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

  106. Garrett says:

    Would make a great mini holiday!

  107. RajuS says:

    Hope I win!

  108. Sita says:

    I love Kelowna!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Melissa E says:

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

  110. Linda says:

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

  111. Renfrew says:

    BC Rules!!!

  112. Janice says:

    A chance like this comes around only once in awhile.

  113. Laurie says:

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

  114. Erin says:

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

  115. Susie says:

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

  116. Heather B says:

    I would love to check out the wineries!

  117. Heather says:

    Love wine country, would love to head up there again

  118. Lowe says:

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

  119. Alex says:

    Would love some R&R and Wine!

  120. Leah P says:

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

  121. Beth says:

    This would be cool!

  122. ML says:


  123. Donna E says:

    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!

  124. melissa says:

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

  125. Paul Shore says:

    the promise of hot weather… yes please!

  126. Megan says:

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

  127. Monica says:

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

  128. Liam Mclellan says:

    would love a summer trip like this!!!

  129. Vivian says:

    I feel ashamed that I haven’t traveled much within BC! But I have plans to do more of it this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Brad says:

    Sounds awesome!

  131. Robyn says:

    Sounds like an awesome anniversary present for my boyfriend ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. au says:

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

  133. Jenn W says:

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

  134. Ann says:

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

  135. Mae says:

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

next »
Rocky Mountaineer to Ashcroft
« previously
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Malkin Bowl