If you value and enjoy vacations you're not alone -- in fact, 96% of Americans agree that having vacation time is important to them. So if you love vacations and find yourself traveling to the same area over and over, you may find yourself considering...

Thinking about a new home or condo in the quaint coastal regions of Canada? There's a reason we chose to place our community and resort in Parksville. Here's what attracted us to real estate in Parksville specifically, and why many young families and retirees are...

Imagine this: you wake up one morning and decide you need some beach time. So you pack your bags, book a flight, and fly off to your vacation home. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, when you look into vacation resorts in Parksville, that dream can...

In the first part of this series, we talked about what you need to consider in terms of personal needs before selecting a vacation home. In this part, we're going to dive into some more location-oriented tips to help you choose the right vacation property. Think...

When you're looking for a vacation home, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of options you have. So how can you narrow down your choices and find the right home for you and your family? In this two-part series, we're going to provide...

Each year, millions of people take vacations. In fact, six out of 10 Americans decided to take a vacation in 2017 alone. Because of this, it's no surprise that the idea of owning a vacation home has been becoming more and more popular. However, many...

If you're among the 96% Americans who believe vacation time is important, you may find yourself considering purchasing a vacation home. Vacation real estate is a great option for both individuals and families who take vacations on a pretty regular basis. Instead of paying for...

Does the idea of fresh salty ocean breezes, sand between your toes and temperate year-round climate appeal to you? If you answered yes then we may have just found your paradise! Parksville BC, located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, is a magical beach...

Imagine a place where the beaches span for miles, where you can walk barefoot in the sand as you admire the breath-taking views of the Georgia Straight, a place surrounded by lush rainforest, a community that exhibits a true example of west coast paradise.  Now...

A purchase at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort opens up other travel options through our Owner Enhance Program. One of our favorite couples, Al and Rose Chapman 1/4 share owners at Bighorn Meadows (sister resort to Sunrise), traveled to Africa on a volunteer medical mission this past...

Ownership of Canadian Real Estate by U.S. Citizens Canada has ranked as one of the most desirable countries to live in overall for decades.  In a recent OECD rankings, Canada ranked third, just behind Australia and Sweden.  With more Americans unhappy about the politics, economy and crime...

The landscaping crew have been busy for the past few days preparing the pool area for hydro seeding after the weekend.  In the meantime, they've added plants, rocks and mulch according to plan and things are truly shaping up. Although some guests were disappointed that the...

For many islanders, Fall is their favourite time of year.  The vacationing families have all returned home and the roads, restaurants and attractions are less crowded, while the weather remains spectacular. Some of our owners may have initially thought their Fall ownership would be something they...

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is very happy to announce the new addition to the resort!  The pool, hot tub and fitness centre have been completed and Owners and Guests have been enjoying the facilities for over a month now. Here's what you will see the next...

Although excessive pride can be a negative attribute, a little bit can make us feel better about ourselves, or in this case, about our country, as compared to what is touted to be the greatest, most powerful country on earth, our neighbour to the south. Maclean's...

Financial planners around the world can still make numbers dance and sing that would show us that renting a house and investing the difference with them would be smarter than buying a home.  This approach needs to be tempered with the assumption that we would...

Our Snowbird owners left last week migrating back home after spending the first quarter of the year in the relative tropics of Vancouver Island.  These are generally people who love the idea of living here, but have roots at home that cannot be severed...

[caption id="attachment_1329" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from the balcony of #223[/caption] By July 1, 2013 we will have a limited selection of new pool view fractions available.  OK, right now it's a hole in the ground/pile of dirt view, but use your imagination.  Below is a view...

The footings for the new Fitness Centre are being prepared today and should be poured early next week.  After curing the existing Admin Building (below) on the waterfront will be moved onto the foundation.  This building was designed to become the Fitness Centre with the...

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignnone" width="300"] March 25, 2013Excavator ready to begin[/caption]   Tom Brooks and his crew are ready to begin site preparation for the pool, hot tub and fitness centre here at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort.  It's a beautiful, sunny day (11 degrees) and work is scheduled...

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” ― Mark Twain “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours...

I know that many Canadians are sick of hearing people from B.C. extolling it's awesomeness, and this is particularly true of Islanders.  Personally, I wouldn't live anywhere else but I understand that it's not for everyone.  If too many people decided to move here, the...

Over 80% of the existing fractions at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville, B.C. have been sold and interest in the remaining inventory is growing. "The word is out that our next phase includes a pool, hot tub and fitness centre", says John Seeland, Sales Manager...

The Haida first discovered gold in the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1851.  That led to prospecting on other coastal islands in the lower mainland of New Caledonia (present day British Columbia).  The Hudson's Bay Company supplied the aboriginals with equipment to keep htem digging and...

Although the concept of Fractional Real Estate has been around for a couple of decades, over the past few years it has seen huge increases as an alternative way to own a vacation home.  More and more people are realizing that it's not just a...

Even owners of Eighth Shares (6 weeks) can find themselves with more usage than they need personally.  Most put it into the professionally managed rental program or deposit it for points in the Club Interval Gold Points program.  But there are some interesting, and personally...

Sometimes, people from Vancouver Island go a little overboard about what it's like living here.  It is awesome, but it is not tropical, the winters can be wet and Parksville isn't exactly Excitement Central.  However, there are some attractions that are undeniable.  Sunrise Ridge Waterfront...

The owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort tend to use much of their ownership here in Parksville and don't exchange as much as owners at other resorts.  They may not know what they're missing!  Taking a couple of minutes to do a quick search of...

Here's a little piece about family traditions.  If you have trouble reading it, you can use the magnifier or click the title and download or print it.   SRR Traditions...

Owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort will soon have the opportunity to convert their Interval International membership to the new points program, while maintaining their access to the week at a time trading system.  There are several benefits to the CIG (Club Interval Gold) Points...

It's October 7, 2012 and the temperature peaked just over 20 degrees today.  I took these pictures to remind myself to be thankful for the many blessings in my life including being associated with Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort and living on this beautiful island.  The...

We have a diversity of owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort here in beautiful Parksville, B.C.  and their reasons for becoming owners with us vary.  But there are some common threads between them.  Here are a couple of the more common reasons...

2012 has brought a bumper crop of blackberries to the Island.  They are everywhere and they are prolific!!  If you've never put a ripe blackberry, still warm from the sun, in your mouth, you're missing one of the most exotic taste experiences available.  While there...

This is a photo that could be used to portray joy and love.  Just seconds later their precious grandchildren would be wrapped in their arms.  But there's no indication how often this happens.  There have been so many changes that have happened over the past...

Guests and owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort love coming to the quiet luxury of Parksville's newest resort, but also love the variety of activities they can enjoy while they're here.  Golf is certainly one of them, particularly with our "snowbird" owners who take great...

http://youtu.be/fTxvBWTeuA0 Although there's nothing wrong with leaving your watch and cell phone in your room and letting time drift by, most of our guests are looking for something to do while they're here.  In fact, one of the reasons our owners chose Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort...