British Columbia Retirement Home Reviews

Take Comfort in our expert review of senior care options across BC

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.

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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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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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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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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.
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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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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 Senior Living, 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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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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Langley, British Columbia
   

  • We at Comfort Life are proud to host the Village on our website. It’s a state-of-the-art memory care community, an ideal setting for people suffering the adverse effects of Alzhimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia sufferers can live here safely, free to come and go wherever they like. There’s no need for family members to worry about typical tendencies to elopement or getting lost. Residents have a lifestyle that promotes more activity and requires less medication. Everything about this community makes the best of what is decidedly a bad situation.
  • We couldn't be more happy with the level of specialized dementia care and understanding provided by
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Delta, British Columbia
       

  • There’s lots to love about Sunstone Apartments, but its most striking quality is its utter newness. This is a unique chance to get in on the ground floor of what promises to be an exemplary 55 plus community. As this community grows, and as they develop the Village Center, you’ll be glad to have been one of the early adopters.
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Victoria, British Columbia
       

  • This newly opened community brings Tapestry’s brand of world class senior care to Victoria in a beautiful new setting, in the harbourfront area, just blocks away from verdant Beacon Hill Park. While the location itself is good cause to consider a lifestyle change, life here promises to be fulfilling in a much deeper sense. Not only are you close to natural beauty along with bountiful urban convenience, you’ll also find great support by staff.
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Chilliwack, British Columbia
       

  • As you drive to Chilliwack Lifestyles, you’ll appreciate the calmness of the established neighbourhood around the community. That sense of calming comfort is driven home when you pull into the property, verdant with mature trees and flower gardens around a small pond and stream. There’s even a bridge, giving the sense of being at a secluded estate, a quiet oasis from the world. It’s an ideal setting for those who love comfort.
  • Wonderful attentive caring staff that provide excellent service all around. Community of lovely resi
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
 

  • The heartfelt vision behind Origin communities—rooted in the respect that owner Neil Prashad had for his grandparents and parents growing up—is manifest in the generous amenities, gracious staff, and pleasant setting of Origin at Longwood. It’s an admirable instance of senior living at its very finest. Everything you need, and so much you might never have imagined possible is found here.
  • I have more than enough friends and more than enough things to do. It’s been a total life change f
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Vancouver, British Columbia
       

  • Older Vancouverites will find a bright, welcoming retirement home in South Vancouver’s Shannon Oaks. Those who are currently living alone in a place that’s no longer suited to them will find this is an especially ideal place to live. You’ll discover friendly, kind people your own age, served by exceptionally helpful staff in a setting that’s wonderfully comfy and homey. It’s ideally suited to seniors, built and run with their needs in mind.
  • My father has happily lived at Shannon Oaks for the past 12 years. He is always commenting on how fr
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Vancouver, British Columbia
       

  • Among Vancouver retirement homes, Chelsea Park is a uniquely homey, comfortable environment offering striking value for anyone 55 and older. It’s a boutique-style retirement community, less formal than some other retirement residences, but with much of the vibrancy you’ll find in more expensive communities. With respect to the activities and amenities, you’ll find everything you need to make days complete.
  • My family has lived in East Vancouver for over 50 years and the Trout Lake neighborhood is like a se
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Surrey, British Columbia
       

  • The most striking thing about Pacific Carlton Seniors’ Community is uniquely spacious suites that make it especially inviting for seniors moving from a larger family home. Here, you’re encouraged to bring your own furnishings and accents to your suite (not all retirement homes do this), to really make it your own home, including a full kitchen and 2 private bathrooms. It’s a very welcoming setting both outside and inside.
  • Pacific Carlton has been my home for seven years and I hope I can stay for a few more. Management an
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Vancouver, British Columbia
 

  • OPAL represents an exciting new vision in senior care, offering superior senior living, with an upscale modern design and up-to-the minute technology, in an intergenerational living environment. This building, the flagship of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc., has excited us here at Comfort Life, since we first heard about it in 2016.
  • You certainly get what you pay for and with OPAL, they seem to have all the bases covered. We were o
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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
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Tsawwassen, British Columbia
   

  • The Waterford is a special place that delivers all the best of contemporary retirement living. Meals are excellent, activities fun and varied. To round it all off, the people that work here and live here are the best. What people find after moving into this community is that they have space to live anew and explore the freedom that comes with retirement living. That freedom (from tiresome daily chores like dishes, housework, and home maintenance) opens up liberty to do more with your day, to make new friends and find out how great community living in a group with your peers can be.
  • A wonderful space for senior residents to live as independently as they wish [with] a care option av
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Langley, British Columbia
       

  • One of the common remarks from people who move in here is, “There’s so much to do.” And there really is. The games room features a shuffleboard, pool table and blackjack table. There’s also a movie theatre with a lending library. In The Village, another open-concept interior space, there’s a puzzle table, fitness classes daily, and a separate dining room. Floors are heated geo-thermally so you’ll never get cold toes. Suites are spacious, with stylish kitchenettes and an excess of storage closets. You’ll feel like you’ve moved into that luxury suite you loved so much, last time you went on a cruise.
  • We love the room we have here, with enough for my piano. The main thing is the staff ... the service
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Kamloops, British Columbia
       

  • Moving here is a step into a new way of living that will improve your life in every way. You’ll be surrounded by a spectacular environment, in your suite, throughout the building, and in the community’s riverside setting. While there’s everything you’ll ever need onsite, you can add perks like discounts at local golf courses and restaurants. Kamloops and area residents will be awed by what’s available here, and what luxury you can afford.
  • It is the equivalent of enjoying your own home minus the stress and costs of home ownership.
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Langley, British Columbia
   

  • This community offers diligent support from the top down. Seniors here are effusive about the care and attention they receive, and the added joy they feel from the beauty of the landscape, design, and construction. Magnolia Gardens is a great place to live.
  • Absolutely the best experience one could hope for when providing care for their elderly loved one. W
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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
       

  • Greystone Manor is a beautiful new place to live. That beauty is definitely apparent in the design and construction of the building, but it’s also seen in the caring community here. Seniors’ wishes are treated individually. Questions and concerns are listened to attentively. Staff demonstrate an attitude that they are working in your home, to make you feel happy as possible.
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Abbotsford, British Columbia
     

  • This is a spectacular lifestyle choice, for any Greater Vancouver Seniors looking for a change that’s indeed worth making! This luxury building offers bountiful features, affordably situated in the suburb of Abbotsford. Even the safety precautions in place here are striking! For example, there’s 24 hour fall monitoring, with a concierge and other staff on hand. All of that comes at a price that’s very reasonable compared to similar options closer to downtown.
  • Heart warming and caring. It makes one feel not alone. Our grateful thanks to everyone at Mahogany P
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Victoria, British Columbia
       

  • The Camelot is ideal for people who want something more intimate in a retirement residence, offering a cozily private community of peers. Among Victoria retirement homes, this is a unique, boutique-style community. You can come and go as you please, with a ready set of companions and friends living in the same building. Set in a quiet residential neighbourhood, people who are more introspective or artsy may find this to be a comfortable way to settle into retirement living.
  • Fabulous location, comfortable apartments, delicious dinners, and lovely staff. Two thumbs up!
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Duncan, British Columbia
       

  • Wedgwood House is ideal for Duncan seniors who want to leave behind housework and lawn maintenance for retirement, but prefer to keep some familiarity and intimacy in their lives. It’s a close-knit community where people look out for each other, in a location that combines privacy with convenience.
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Tsawwassen BC, British Columbia
       

  • Seniors find comfort in the surroundings and joy in the company of both staff and fellow seniors when they move into the Wexford. The warmth of the community makes this a beautiful place to live, notwithstanding the fact that it is indeed a beautifully landscaped, well-appointed retirement community. The always-sunny Tsawwassen weather combined with the quiet, peaceful exterior and interior of the Wexford make community living ideal here.
  • I’m very happy with being here … You can be busy all day, or you can go to your room and close i
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Kelowna, British Columbia
     

  • The Vineyards is a thoroughly modern addition to retirement living options in Kelowna. Striking features of this community include expert care available, and the sense of spaciousness and newness that pervades this development. For Kelowna-area residents facing a need for some additional help with daily care, or families dealing with the progressive effects of dementia, The Vineyards promises exemplary care and community.
  • Really nice room. Great service plan.
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Campbell River,, British Columbia
     

  • Winner of multiple building and design awards, Berwick Campbell River has one of the most breathtaking locations we’ve ever seen, overlooking the Strait of Georgia. It’s a special place that, to our minds, immediately leaps onto a short list of the very best retirement communities in all of Canada. For seniors anywhere in the country who’ve been exposed to the beauty of BC and want to retire in “the most beautiful place on earth,” this place is worth taking a closer look at.
  • Excellent for people to retire. Everybody, staff and employees, are very friendly and all the reside
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Comox, British Columbia
     

  • Berwick offers spectacular locations across Vancouver Island, and Comox Valley is one more example. As with Parksville and other interior coastal locations, the climate here, coupled with the beauty of the area make this a very desirable place to live. Within that context, Berwick Comox Valley is itself a retirement destination, with superior features and amenities, a lively schedule of activities, and the tight-knit community that's found a home here.
  • Both my parents were fortunate to get in to Berwick. The facilities are so nice and the staff made t
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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
     

  • Setting is such a big part of how you feel every day. For many seniors, this is the reason they choose to remain in their own home, but a move to a place like Berwick Qualicum Beach, as attested by people who live there, could be an improvement on every level. It’s a simply wonderful place, built with the needs of today’s seniors in mind.
  • Attention to detail. Fantastic staff. Such a beautiful building with amazing food everyday.
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
   

  • Berwick Retirement creates some of the most beautiful communities in BC, many at some of the most attractive waterfront locations in the province. There’s something to be said for the revitalization value of living in a location like Berwick on the Lake. It really does “impress on every level” and we’re hard-pressed to isolate factors to highlight, but the location, care, and dining here are certainly a few.
  • Would highly recommend Berwick on the Lake for respite care on the Brio Intermediate Care unit. Berw
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Victoria, British Columbia
   

  • Berwick House in the Gordon Head area of Victoria is an award-winning, established community that brought the company’s original vision to fruition. Management has a reputation for hard work, dedication, and empathy. With new renovations launched (as of January 2022) this community will offer a renewed approach to senior living as we move forward into a new era post-pandemic.
  • My Mum lived in her suite for 10 years ... I highly [recommend them] at Shelbourne. All of the staff
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South Kamloops, British Columbia
     

  • Berwick is the name behind some of BC’s most spectacular retirement home locations, and Berwick on the Park is no exception. Located on a hilltop overlooking Kamloops and the Thompson River, the beauty of the location alone is striking, but it’s really just the starting point for a community that impresses on every level. Seniors find a place to thrive here, surrounded by like-minded peers in a setting that caters to their every need.
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