Nanaimo is the terminal for the ferry landing between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, so easily accessible by public transportation. I am wondering though about the time share, and if in fact it is in Parksville which is a bit remote. Please let me know the name.
We'd love to host some Aussies to a Vancouver Island celebration. Let's work on that over the year. I spent a year in Sydney.
I would strongly suggest that you should spend amost of your time in Vancouver. It is a great city.
Cheers, Heather and Georgette