Victoria Retirement Homes & Communities

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The city of Victoria and other Vancouver Island destinations present some of the world’s most ideal retirement home locations.  The variety of Victoria’s senior home include apartment-style rooms, condominiums or a suite of rooms. Seniors here are a wide variety of personalized services, including meals, medication, housekeeping, laundry and recreation activities. Retirement homes we list are all privately owned and operated, offering exceptional service and care.


Retirement communities in Victoria

Berwick House  

4062 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8N 3E6

Berwick House offers comfort, security and our usual high standard of affordable luxury. Steps away from a mall, cinema and other conveniences, you’ll find everything you need for an independent and active lifestyle.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term care

Tapestry at Victoria Harbour  

777 Belleville St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8V OB6

Tapestry is an active aging seniors community promoting an active and vibrant lifestyle in a safe and supportive environment. Enjoy the wellness offerings and Restaurant and pub at your leisure.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Berwick Royal Oak  

4680 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 0B4

Luxurious, Resort-Style Retirement Living where you can age in place; You’re Home at Last at Berwick Royal Oak on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term care

The Camelot  

455 Kingston Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1V8

At The Camelot we offer Boutique Independent Retirement Living with Supportive Services. In the heart of quiet, downtown James Bay near the Inner Harbour, we offer Dinner daily, Housekeeping, security & companionship!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

More about retirement in Victoria

Retirement homes offer a range of improvements over in-home care and other options families maybe considering. Here, there are recreation programs, social events and many other activities that help seniors remain active and healthy. 

Several Victoria homes offer assisted living. Assisted living senior homes provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Seniors are given help with activities such as bathing, grooming and eating. Additional medical services and registered care providers are available if required. Assisted living is particularly suited to seniors who are comparatively healthy and do not require extended medical attention.

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These types of retirement residences are distinct from BC’s publicly run nursing homes that provide round-the-clock care and medical aid. Long term care homes (or nursing homes, as they are still sometimes called) provide the most comprehensive level of nursing care for seniors who may be infirm or require palliative care. Here, skilled nurses and doctors are available to take care of the medical needs of the elderly.

Care you will receive in Victoria and area retirement homes

The Victoria homes and communities listed here offer services and amenities including:

Some of the exceptional homes listed here will allow pets and will offer highly personalized care and suites that are tailored to meet your lifestyle. Activities and amenities will vary on a home-by-home basis so please contact each retirement home. Victoria's senior population is increasing rapidly. Almost all families today have at least one senior member who needs care services or will need care in the next few years. Before you retire, be aware of your rights, understand your housing options (retirement homes are changing dramatically and improving immensely all the time!) and understand regulation of the industry, and how that affects you and your loved ones. 

Senior condos throughout the city offer freedom from home maintenance, including cutting the grass, shoveling snow and other general upkeep. Here, you'll move into a secure building and live in community with fellow seniors, where you finally have time to explore passions and interests you've neglected for too long. You'll find seniors condominium communities in Victoria that have golf facilities on site, swimming and more. Today's senior communities are built to pleasantly surprise!

Regulation and costs of Victoria retirement homes

BC retirement homes are not necessarily regulated by the government. Long term care and assisted living homes are covered under BC’s Community Care and Assisted Living Act. Independent living retirement homes in Victoria will generally fall under the auspices of the BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA), which offers homes a Stamp of Approval; make sure that homes you are looking into have the BCSLA Stamp.

Costs for retirement homes in Victoria are slightly lower or comparable to what you will pay in Vancouver, while and homes in towns outside of Victoria cost less. Here’s a specific look.

Cost comparison of some Vancouver Island and area retirement homes

Get a broader picture of the costs of BC retirement homes.  

Retiring and living in Victoria

Victoria is a destination for people from around the world, a spectacular place to live and an even better place to retire! Here’s a look at some great reasons to retire in Victoria:

Victoria is one of BC's best places to retire!

There are many services and amenities tailored to make senior living in Vancouver ideal. These include public transit services like the following:

Health benefits for retirees on Vancouver Island 

If you are already living on Vancouver Island you are already reaping the health benefits of living near the ocean. But for those considering the move to Vancouver Island, proximity to the ocean has a variety of health benefits that can alleviate many health problems and even extend your life — so you can enjoy your retirement even longer. Moderate temperature is one factor, but there are other benefits you will gain from living near the ocean:

Vacancy rates for Vancouver Island real estate are very low, of course, so inquire as soon as the consideration comes up. 

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