Vancouver Island retirement home reviews

Seniors', family members', and expert reviews of communities across the island

Take a look at the big picture of retirement homes on Vancouver Island by reading and comparing reviews of communities across the island, below. Comfort Life has been a nationwide authority on senior living since 2002, working closely with the industry and our member communities, encouraging industry progress. Communities we list offer superior care and an active lifestyle that’s engaging and joyful. We believe that retirement living is infinitely superior to life in an urban neighbourhood. Having witnessed a variety of senior living offerings, each with a unique focus, we’ve gained a unique perspective on senior lifestyle and care. From that standpoint, we review individual communities, drawing out each home’s focus and value.

Reviews linked to below are intended for informational purposes, focused on helping you find a retirement residence that matches your personal preferences and needs. We also include reviews and testimony from seniors and family members, highlighting their experience with each community.

List of homes across Vancouver Island

Victoria, British Columbia

  • This still-very-new community brings Tapestry’s brand of world class senior care to Victoria in a beautiful new setting, the harbourfront area just blocks away from verdant Beacon Hill Park. While the location itself is cause to consider a move, the 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.
  • We have been looking for a place for my Mother, who in the past has been very active and social, how
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 deep empathy. New renovations launched in 2022 give this residence a revitalized look and feel.
  • 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.
  • My grandma [lived] here 6 or 7 years before she [passed away] at the age of 91. The staff there was
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Parksville, British Columbia

  • Berwick Retirement Communities is run by Gordon Denford and son Chris, visionaries who set out to up the standards for senior living and have succeeded very well with six other beautiful communities elsewhere on Vancouver Island, along with one in Kamloops. Parksville Berwick builds on that experience and tradition and takes things to a new level in Canada’s “retirement capital.” There are many exciting things to highlight and talk about here.
  • Fantastic staff. My grandma loves living here
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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

  • 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!
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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