BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanaganby
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).
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*
To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:
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!
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Ahhh I was going to head up to Kamloops this long weekend, but I’m going to Courtney instead for some R&R. 🙂
I’ve only been to the interior once! Would love to go back!
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 🙂
I definitely need to go on vacation!
I love the Okanagan region. I would love to visit it again.
Very nice indeed
I’ve never been to either Kamloops or Kelowna, it’d be nice to explore the province a bit more.
<3 okanagan, sign me up!
Need a weekend getaway….would love this…also tweeted!
I love learning about all these great places for a weekend getaway! I tweeted this one, too: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/70591561439784961
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!
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!
Wine and ogopogo!
I’ve never been to Kamloops
That would make a nice road trip from Vancouver
Would love to see Kelowna & Kamloops!!
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?
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!!
love the Okanagan! And we could see family while we were there!
Would love to go back to the Okanagan! 🙂
How awesome would this be?!!!!!
looks so beautiful!
I seriously need a holiday!!
I repeat, “I need a vacation!”. I need R&R desperately!
Sounds amazing…I would love to go!
looks great, yes please.
I love the Okanagan 🙂 This prize would be great!
id really like to win this!!
I have been to Okanagan many times but I’m always excited to go again, it’s so beautiful every time!
I’d love to have an excuse to go to the Okanagan again.
would be so nice
Great places to visit!
Oh how I miss the Okanagan! Wonderful and exciting prize.
I would love to get away for a weekend!
wow this would be great to win!!
I would love a reason for a trip to the Okanagan!
I’d love a getaway like this.
Ahh! Perfection. I am heading up that way in September as part of my “Roadtrip with Reason”, without a place to stay! Fingers crossed 🙂
I’d LOVE to win this! Would fit in perfectly with my summer hopes!
Gotta love the Okanagan!
I love the Okanagan! I would love the opportunity to go!
I would love a little okanagan heat!!
this would be a fabulous way to explore interior more!! And the sunshine would be perfect!
The Accent Inns are great. We like the Farmer family from Victoria.
I want to gooooo!
I would love to visit my buddy – the ogopogo 😉
Great prize…if only I could win:)
I wanna go!
Would be a great trip! 🙂
Looks wonderful! 🙂
Sounds like a great place to visit!
Wow, a fantastic getaway! I hope I win!
Would love to go to the Okanagan for a weekend
This would be a great reason for a trip to the Okanagan.
We are supposed to be meeting my sister and her newborn in kelowna/kamloops this summer but this would make it a lot easier!!
Looks gorgeous, would love a visit
Never been…would love to go!
Only been to Kelowna once and never been to Kamloops. Would be an interesting getaway!
This looks like a great place for a short holiday.
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!
Another great prize pack!
I love taking a trip to Kelowna or Penticton every year to enjoy the different climates of BC!
I was just in Kelowna and I’d love to visit again!
I can see myself there!
Would love a fall holiday here – thanks miss604 for this great contest. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful province and country.
Wow, great looking place! Dying for a vacay
Would love to go on a much needed va-ca!
I would love to win this
Good Luck everyone
sounds awesome! would love love to win! =)
Great place to visit.
Great contest to an absolutely fantastic wine country – lovin’ the Rieslings and Pinots coming out of the Okanagan! And now even Malbec… Fingers crossed 🙂
Awesome 15 week contest!
I’d love to win!
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.
another great giveaway. I’m packing my bags now. also tweeted (userid cotec007)
I’m already dreaming of what it would be like if I won….
What a nice place.
That would make for a great vacation.
I’ll need this in September!
What a great prize — would love to go back to the Okanagan!
I’ve never been to Kelowna! Would love a vacation.
Hope you are having an excellent vacation! I would also enjoy one (a wee one anyone?) 🙂 Thanks Rebecca!
Love the okanagan! And wine!
Wow! Kelowna & Kamloops! What a great get-a-way.
I need a get away please…
I love BC wine!!!
I would love to go!
Looks like a fantastic getaway
Got some out-of-town visitors coming… this would be a great trip!
Would make a great mini holiday!
Hope I win!
I love Kelowna!!! 🙂
I love a good roadtrip! Kelowna and Kamloops are a great pair!
Sweet … Kelowna and Kamploops and haven’t been to either one.
A chance like this comes around only once in awhile.
Love, love, love the Okanagan…many happy summer memories from there!
I’d love this! I’d go visit the in-laws!
Beautiful: a place that I’d love to stay at, but could never afford on my own.
I would love to check out the wineries!
Love wine country, would love to head up there again
This vacay sounds so restful, and just what I need! I follow as @TodayzFashionz on twitter.
Would love some R&R and Wine!
I haven’t been to Kelowna in years… would love to spend some time there!
This would be cool!
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!
I would love to bring my husband to Kelowna or Kamloops for our 10 Year wedding anniversary this June!!
the promise of hot weather… yes please!
Would love to be in the sunny sun sun!!!!!!!
I’d love to go — my husband and I will be moving to BC next week!
would love a summer trip like this!!!
I feel ashamed that I haven’t traveled much within BC! But I have plans to do more of it this summer 🙂
Sounds like an awesome anniversary present for my boyfriend 🙂
i’m an adventurous person. .love to win this & take me to Okanagan, pls. .thnx
Wow, these prizes have been excellent; i hope tha I win!
Wow – I have been wanting to get to the Okanagan this year!
I hope I got this entry in on time. Love the Okanagan.