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British Columbia Retirement Home Reviews

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The best British Columbia retirement homes are reviewed below, including communities from the interior, Vancouver Island, and throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Comfort Life has worked with BC seniors’ communities since 2002. We offer our professional Take Comfort review of each community, along with comments from seniors and family members who offer an insiders’ look. Here, you’ll learn each community’s unique appeal, what makes a community the right one for you or your senior loved one.


List of homes in British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

  • This shoreline oasis is the ideal place for senior Vancouverites who expect the best. Basic costs are well within reason, when you consider all that Tapestry at Wesbrook Village has to offer. Care is available if needed, and people here find joy in the rejuvenating environment. This place is, as advertised, truly extraordinary.
  • The place is great for seniors. It's a very safe and secure environment to live. It has a lot of act
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Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Tapestry at Arbutus Walk is an ideal new home for people who love good living and good friends. It's really more like a luxury resort than anything people traditionally associate with a seniors' home. Living here is a unique experience in care and community.
  • [This] was the best location for my grandmother to live her final years. They were incredibly accomm
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Surrey, British Columbia

  • This retirement residence is ideal for seniors who want to live close to family in Surrey and who want to enjoy delightful senior living. Many families who move their parents and grandparents here express delight at the quality of the facilities ("like being on a cruise ship") and the caring staff ("all warm and so caring!")
  • The best part of living [here] is the people and the food!
North Vancouver, British Columbia

  • This is an ideal place to move into, if you are an independent senior in Vancouver seeking rejuvenation in a new community of people your own age. Let someone else take care of all the mundane cares (now burdens) of living in your own home. After you look at Summerhill and look at the cost realistically, you'll never want to be anywhere else in Greater Vancouver. As residents here say, there's always something going on.
  • I moved here because I wanted to be around people. Now, I'm a very happy soul.
West Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Westerleigh PARC is an ideal destination for Canadians and international clients who only expect the very best in life and want to have an outstanding retirement in one of the most sought-after residential areas in North America. It offers excellent care and service in a stunning location. The base price is surprisingly affordable in a market that is very high end.
  • My Grandma lives [here] and it is nothing short of top notch in every single area. The staff is pois
Victoria, British Columbia

  • Cherish at Central Park has developed an impressive community. It's a great choice for seniors looking for the very latest, best and brightest in senior living, in a world-class retirement destination, with a burgeoning community of peers and good friends. This state-of-the-art retirement village comes from seasoned professionals at Cherish who have helmed other very renowned retirement communities in Langford and Victoria.
  • I am really impressed. It's obvious people love living at Cherish.
Duncan, British Columbia

  • Sherwood House is ideal for active and independent adults who want to live in community with others. If you live in the area, have kids and grandkids near here, you need to look at Sherwood House. If you want to retire to a truly amazing Vancouver Island location (spectacular local scenery!), this is a remarkable find. It's especially ideal for seniors looking for a very happy, social retirement residence in which to settle.
  • Life is much better at Sherwood House, the people are so helpful here. I'm just much happier here.
Richmond, British Columbia

  • Customized care that meets the needs of community members is a hallmark of life at Courtyard Gardens. One of the unique features of this community is the private pay suites, where you have the option to purchase personalized services customized to your needs. There are a variety of suite sizes that allow for this option, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms. In addition, suites available in the assisted living residence are subsidized under the auspices of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).
  • I love that I can transition simply into a higher level of care whenever I need to.
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North Vancouver, British Columbia

  • This home is ideal for many reasons but is especially appealing to outdoor enthusiasts who love the many trails nearby. Many residents who move here find a new or renewed love for exploring; hiking, canoeing and kayaking become new interests. Cedar Springs offers an almost implausible number of attractions. It's a world class retirement destination.
  • I am much more social than I was before. I visit with friends often.
Kelowna, British Columbia

  • It's easy to make a great new life for yourself at Hawthorn Park. You'll often hear laughter coming from throughout the building. People happily share their lives with each other here and through activities like bingo, strolls with the walking group, or dancing during Happy Hour. The community environment facilitates the formation of new, caring relationships and a renewed love of life.
  • I'm very happy with Hawthorn Park. I am independent, but it's a very safe place. My family knows I a
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Burnaby, British Columbia

  • For all of the features onsite, it's the people that make this truly great. Mulberry PARC broadcasts itself as "a welcoming community" and that's truly a focus. The knitting group is just one example of a friendship circle (a "great group of ladies," says one member) within the larger community. Ideal for families from Burnaby and New Westminster, and for seniors who want to be closer to family here, it's a spectacular retirement home experience. Here, it's easy to pursue previous passions or try out new interests.
  • There's lot to do here. I really appreciate the flexibility and freedom here because I've always bee
west kelowna, British Columbia

  • This community combines exceptional facilities with some reasonably priced suites, to offer value in senior care. Many families who move loved ones here rave about the way seniors feel better than they have in a long time, thanks to the quality of the environment. The focus of this community goes well beyond basic care — attention to physical and health aspects — into the mental and spiritual fulfillment that comes from immersion in an extraordinary environment peopled by exceptional staff.
  • Excellent!
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Richmond, British Columbia

  • Great care is found at Gilmore Gardens. The environment here leaves nothing to be desired, certainly, but staff really goes out of their way to cater to residents' needs. When you (or one of your parents) experiences a setback, you want to find the best care that will quickly bring you back to enjoying life to the fullest, surrounded by caring people, great friends and an optimally healthy environment. Staff here combines the qualities of being knowledgeable and personable with a love of fun.
  • Four stars. Clean suites. All common areas are really neat and tidy.
Penticton, British Columbia

  • One of the most notable aspects of this community is the combination of professionalism and personal warmth exhibited by staff here. You might see an example of that the moment you walk in the door, where you are likely to find staff working closely with seniors and guests or simply engaged in friendly conversation. The company behind this community, Verve, is committed to rethinking senior care, as exemplified in this attention to honouring the uniqueness of each senior in care.
  • Friendly, efficient staff. Great food.
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Vancouver, British Columbia

  • The best thing about Granville Gardens is the care you'll find here. Having regular, chef-prepared meals offered daily is just the start of the life enhancement you'll take part in here. The group activities – including games, exercise, outings and in-house entertainment make life as sociable as you want it. There's round the clock watchful security provided by professional staff. Staff has been characterized by one family member as "a wonderful, caring group who [has] patiently held our hands" through the decision process.
  • It's a beautiful and spotless [brand new] home ... [we're] very comforted with the fact that mom wil
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White Rock, British Columbia

  • When you leave behind house maintenance and the drudgeries associated with home ownership — everything from washing windows to paying property taxes — you find a new kind of liberation. Liberation to be yourself is a gift you give to yourself when you move into a community like Oceana PARC. Across Greater Vancouver, PARC communities gather together people with great attitudes who encourage each other to live their best.
  • Very clean, well run Independent Living ... Lovely staff
New Westminster, British Columbia

  • There are a number of things about this community that make it easy to move here. There's the encouragement to personalize your suite with effects from your home. Another is the warmth of staff, who create a strong sense of kinship and community. Here, community includes not just every senior, but staff and family of residents. Adult children love how they are included in all important discussions.
  • [From the very start], we [marveled at] how clean everything was, how kind staff was ... how beautif
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