Aviawest Timeshare and the Story of a Visionary Family
Thursday, April 28, 2011
My trip to Vancouver for the CRDA Conference this week includes time spent with the great team at Aviawest. You may not know the Aviawest story, but it began in 1989, when Andrew Pearson spotted a piece of oceanfront property on the east coast of Vancouver Island, south of Parksville.
The 15-acre property, known as Pacific Shores, was being used as a campground and trailer park, but the visionary Pearsons saw so much more. With the help of investment partners, the Pearsons bought the land, and began developing condominiums there.
By 1991, they had realized that using the beautiful condos as vacation ownership property was a winning plan that would enable many vacationers to enjoy the beauty and serenity of this British Columbia destination. As pioneers in Fractional Ownership of Vacation homes, the Pearsons sold 1/10th interest in fee simple, deeded real estate. Soon they had sold all 50 shares of the property and had bought out their original investment partners.
Canada Timeshare with Aviawest
Today Pacific Shores Resort and Spa features themed floral gardens, a secluded beach, salmon fishing, a health club, outdoor heated thermal pools, complimentary kayaks, a full spa service and much, much more.
But Pacific Shores Resort is only a small part of the Pearson’s story. By 2002, Aviawest Resort Club was established offering vacation ownership through a multi-destination, real estate driven, vacation club. There are now six Aviawest properties in British Columbia, including the Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa in Victoria; Water’s Edge Resort at Pacific Rim in Ucluelet; The Pinnacle Lodge at Sun Peaks; the Rosewood Victoria Inn in Victoria; and Aviawest in Vancouver.
Follow these links to learn more about some of the opportunities in Aviawest timeshare resales.