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280 Government Street, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 0B5
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
62 suites (1-bed, 2-bed)
124 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Sherwood House

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.

Sherwood House is a homey, cozy place focused on community-building. For seniors in Duncan and area, this provides a unique combination of reasonably priced independent living with some very refined features. Some of the unexpected advanced features here include five-star chef-prepared meals, a spa, and beautifully designed suites.

Personalized, active lifestyle is part of the core values here. You'll leave behind housework and laundry, and jump into a lifestyle of good friends having fun together. Things to do range from movie nights to golf, to regular parties, to billiards and card games, and so much more. For all that, you can also enjoy private time in one of the well-appointed suites, which range from one bedroom to two bedrooms, starting at less than $3,000 per month all-inclusive.

Community’s Perspective

How Sherwood House sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Welcome to Sherwood House, a place where you can hang your hat and call your own. From tasty home-cooked meals to five-star plated celebrations, fun-filled activities, weekly housekeeping & linen service, indoor scooter parking, on-site Hair Salon, 24/7 emergency response–all this in a secured environment we’ve got you covered! Your well-being is our priority. We are sure you’ll be delighted with the surroundings and personalized life style Sherwood House has to offer. We are pet friendly!

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Reviews of Sherwood House

What residents and their loved ones say about Sherwood House in reviews.

Melanie Higgs, family member

"The staff get to know the residents. They get to know their stories and their lives. There’s a real family [feeling] to it. From the managers to the housekeeping staff to the dining room staff. Everybody there has been, in my experience, consistently caring and kind, and they’ll go out of the way to help. I feel relaxed, knowing that [my dad] is in good care. "

Michael Walsh, family member

"In the the three years since our family member moved in (begrudgingly from their private home) — we have never had an issue at Sherwood House and I am fussy. The family member is happy they chose to live in Sherwood House and are very content — and that is top priority. Staff have been professional and responsive in all facets of service and including safety and security. Sherwood House is a relatively small complex which I believe enables them to offer more personalized care and interaction..."

Thelma Rodrigues, resident

"I love it here at Sherwood House. I have no regrets at all for moving here. Everyone is really nice and treats you really good. I certainly say you should move in here!"

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Testimonials and Stories

  • I certainly say you should move in here

    I love it here at Sherwood House. I have no regrets at all for moving here.  Everyone is really nice and treats you really good. I certainly say you should move in here….   

  • Clean building, delicious food and everyone is so very helpful

    A little more than a year ago, my step-father passed away and my husband and I began the difficult process of helping my mother adjust to a new life. The most challenging part of this journey was helping my mother realize that her home was now too large and remote for her to continue to live there safely. My husband and I were determined to find accommodation for my mother that was safe, friendly and allowed her the independence she so keenly wanted to preserve. It only took us a couple of minutes during our first tour of Sherwood House to realize we had found that place. Managers Bev and Roz Wilson are attentive, understanding and professional: it was clear they had helped many families make this transition and we felt in great hands. We had a few tours, including lunches and dinners in the dining room with the other residents, all of whom were welcoming and happy, and with every visit my mother felt more comfortable.

    Now a year and a half later, I can say that our first impressions were spot on. All the staff, from the front desk, to the kitchen, to the cleaners, are kind and caring. My mother, homemaker and cook extraordinaire, tells everyone how nice and clean the building is, how delicious the food tastes, and how everyone is so very helpful. A year and a half ago, we worried that she’d never say that about anywhere. Today, although she’s begun repeating herself a little more often, every time we hear those words, we are so very glad.

  • Care, support and true friendliness

    Thank you for making dad’s stay with you so enjoyable. He always had many nice
    Things to say and do. We can’t say enough about the care, support and true
    Friendliness of all that work and live there.
    It takes the staff to create that and that will always be remembered.

    Warm Wishes

    Hubert Colbourne & Family

  • You are extraordinary people

    Thank You so much for caring for our mom is such a kind way. We appreciate all you do for her and all the other residents too. May God bless you today and always! You are extraordinary people with such warm hearts for the elderly.


    Jeanette Jackson & Jenny Cnossen’s family

  • Thank you for keeping my Mom safe

    Thank you for keeping my Mom safe both generally and yesterday during the fire alarm. It was obvious to me that you had a plan and even if plans can be fine tuned, everyone from what I could see was safe. Thanks so much. I also want to thank you for that lovely letter that you sent Mom last week. She has been feeling kind of useless as many of her roles in the family and elsewhere are not possible for her to do anymore. She is very pleased to know that she has a role as an encourager.


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,625

Private home care is available by Vancouver Island Health Authority coordinated and paid for by resident.


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 588 - 735 $3,625 (Rent) +$975 per month
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 813 $3,850 (Rent) +$975 per month
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,625
  • Size: 588sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$975
  • Details:
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,850
  • Size: 813sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$975
  • Details:
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


Continental breakfast. Table service at dinner and lunch. 2 choices per meal.

Meal service : Buffet, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Diabetic, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Deb deLure-Powers

I look forward to meeting with you and showing you all that Sherwood House has to offer.


Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 8
  • Weekends: 6
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Care options available:

  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with no special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with no special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with no special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with no special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with no special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with no special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

At Sherwood House we have taken the following precautions in order to keep our residents safe:

a. Enhanced housekeeping services
b. Tray service for residents who are feeling unwell until they are better
c. Consistent disinfecting of all touch surfaces on all shifts
d. All visitors and vendors must sign in and out at the main entrance
e. Infection control practice education for both residents and staff is ongoing
f. We follow recommended protocols recommended by WCB & VIHA as they adapt over time

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.


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Ideal location with all the shops, entertainment and services Duncan has to offer a short level walk from your front door. With regularly scheduled bus trips you don’t have to drive if you do not want to. Sherwood House is ideally located with a lush forest as your back yard, gardens all around and a view of the core of town from the lounges on each floor. You can enjoy being centrally located without losing the beauty of nature. But don’t just take our word for it, come on down, have a cup of tea, take a tour and see for yourself why people are lining up to make Sherwood House their new home!

Sherwood House is located at 280 Government Street, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 0B5.

What's nearby:

Valley Seniors Organization of Duncan

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