Join Accredited BC Accommodations!

Accredited BC Accommodations is foremost a professional association of innkeepers of quality B&B/Inn lodging in the province of British Columbia, formed for mutual support, education, industry representation and marketing.

The mission of Accredited BC Accommodations is to provide a network that supports:

  • REST ASSURED” quality lodging for guests
  • Professionalism and success for members

Our approved members must favorably reflect the Association’s high standards by providing superior quality, ambience, guest service, amenities and outstanding host integrity and hospitality.

In return for the right to be a member of Accredited BC Accommodations, the member agrees to display the Accredited BC Accommodations logo on their B&B/Inn business website home or main page, contact page, or links page, with a hyperlink to the Accredited BC Accommodations website home page. Failure to do so will result in the establishment losing the privileges of membership and forfeiting any and all fees paid to the Association.

Our membership year runs from November 1 to October 31, but you can join Accredited BC Accommodations at any time.

*** First time members can join at this special rate! Be part of this supportive group of B&B innkeepers. Members refer to members, and the association works on behalf of all to promote and protect personalized hospitality and the Bed & Breakfast Experience!

For $168 + GST become a first time Accredited BC Accommodations member! This introductory package includes all the benefits of the Professional Membership + Internet Marketing package listed below at $219

A professional membership allows you to:

  • use the logo in your marketing;
  • be fully included in the “Contact Members List” in the Members only area of the website, with B&B name, innkeeper(s) name(s), city, region, postal address, telephone number, link to e-mail address and hyperlink to your B&B website;
  • receive the Table Talk newsletter and other information distributed to the members;
  • access merchant discounts;
  • be included in a regional marketing group;
  • be included in Accredited BC Accommodations’ general marketing initiatives;
  • attend the annual general meeting and conferences at member rates – this includes full membership voting rights.

Professional Membership
$160 / year
Professional Membership & Internet Marketing
1 year for $168 then $219 / year
All features of Professional Membership
Website Listing
Featured in Social Media

Self-catering host packages are meant for Airbnb style hosts. Being a Self-catering host in Accredited BC Accommodations allows you to:

  • use the logo in your marketing;
  • be fully included in the “Contact Members List” in the Members only area of the website, with B&B name, innkeeper(s) name(s), city, region, postal address, telephone number, link to e-mail address and hyperlink to your B&B website;
  • receive the Table Talk newsletter and other information distributed to the members;
  • access merchant discounts;
  • be included in a regional marketing group;
  • be included in Accredited BC Accommodations’ general marketing initiatives;
  • attend the annual general meeting and conferences at member rates – this includes full membership voting rights.

Self-catering Hosts
$160 / year
Self-catering Host with Internet Marketing
1 year for $168 then $219 / year
All features of Self-catering Host
Website Listing
Featured in Social Media

The following is required when applying for membership:

 

  • If a Bed & Breakfast business license is required in your community or regional district, a copy must be provided, as part of your application process.  Also required is a copy of a valid Foodsafe Certificate for the person doing the cooking.  For Self-Catering Accommodations, you must be licensed in your community.  Every applicant must have insurance coverage for liability and B&B operation, and a copy of that insurance policy must also be provided.
  • Members of Accredited BC Accommodations agree to be bound by the following Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. On our membership application form, you will be prompted to commit to these standards.
  • In order to ensure that guests’ breakfast expectations are met, Bed & Breakfast members of Accredited BC Accommodations are required to post information on their website about the breakfast they provide, and the location where breakfast is served.
  • All members of Accredited BC Accommodations will be provided with the ABCA logo, and you will be required to display that logo on your website’s homepage or contact page, in close proximity to the logos of other associations, memberships or rating entities, with a hyperlink back to the Association homepage.

Associate Membership

Accredited BC Accommodations also offers Individual and Corporate Associate Memberships. Associate Members are non-voting members.

Associate Membership benefits individuals or businesses working in the Bed & Breakfast , self-catering, and related Tourism industries.

Individuals or businesses that are eligible for membership include:

  • (Individual members) Retired, Aspiring or Relief Innkeepers
  • (Individual members) Employees of Accredited BC Accommodations members
  • (Individual members) Students in the hospitality industry
  • (Corporate members) Agents for government or industry
  • (Corporate members) Agencies or businesses in the tourism industry

INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $50 + GST per year

Select

  • A line listing of 75 characters on our lodging website
  • Attend meetings and conferences hosted by local and regional groups
  • Registration for conferences at discounted member rates
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • Participate on committees for local or regional group

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $100 + GST per year

Select

  • All the benefits of the Associate Membership
  • Have up to 250 characters available for their website listing, instead of 75
  • Reciprocal linking is strongly encouraged.