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Berwick Parksville

180 Jensen Ave East, Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 0G9
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New Community Opened Apr, 2022

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
189 suites (1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed, 2-bed + den)

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Berwick Parksville

Our Perspective


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.

The exterior of Berwick Parksville itself is very contemporary, a design inspired by white sandy beaches. It also features copious outdoor space and a coffee shop nearby. The waters of the Strait of Georgia are visible straight down Weld Street.

Inside, though, you’ll find a lively community. Seniors here tend to be a little younger than usual. There’s something for everyone here, ranging from an art studio⁠—where residents can explore painting, clay or beading⁠—to a putting green. The indoor theatre is very large, complete with a stage and a green room. It helps the community extend well beyond the walls of the building. There are performances from local schools, speakers, and musicians.

People here treat this not as anything like a closing chapter but more as a new beginning. The lifestyle apparent here really brings senior living to a whole new level of luxury and lifestyle. The dining, too, is exceptional. There are no set dining times, so people can eat at their leisure. Fare is prepared by Red Seal executive chefs. It’s like a cruise ship on land⁠—minus the seasickness.

Finally, two things make Berwick Parksville truly great. One is the sixth floor rooftop patio, with 360-degree views of the ocean, the mountains and downtown Parksville. The other is the staff here who very obviously love people, and love to make a difference.

Community’s Perspective

We asked Berwick Parksville to answer the following questions:

Who are you as a community?

Berwick Parksville offers a luxurious resort-style independent lifestyle set against the majestic beach backdrop of our stunning west coast. The state-of-the-art amenities will help you to live active longer and you’ll enjoy the complete freedom that independent living offers with the confidence and support of the Berwick legacy behind you. Bright, spacious floor plans offer large windows, balconies, kitchenettes, personal climate control, plenty of closet storage & stunning views.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

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What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Berwick Parksville

Gregg McMillan, family member
"My mom has just moved in there so will wait and see what her thoughts are on the new location. It's not quit finished yet but getting very close. Well thought out and planned from what I could see. First class retirement living for those who spent a lifetime working for this opportunity. "

Robert Murray, family member
"Fantastic staff. My grandma loves living here"

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Community Relations

  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:52 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 02:32 - What drew you to this field and to this residence?
  • 03:18 - What surprised you about the residence when you first joined?
  • 05:00 - What makes the residence unique in the area?
  • 05:25 - How has the residence responded to changes you've seen in the industry or within your residents?
  • 06:48 - How would you describe the culture within the staff?
  • 07:26 - What's the lifestyle like at the residence?
  • 08:48 - How do you build your menus and organize dining?
  • 10:20 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 10:44 - How do residents give feedback?
  • 11:13 - How do you approach families who are conflicted or disagree about making this move?
  • 12:36 - How do you welcome new members into the community?
  • 13:11 - How do you adapt to the changing needs of your residents?
  • 13:31 - Is there a resident who stands out to you?
  • 14:47 - What's your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,000


  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,000


  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 570 - 650 $4,000 (Rent) +$750 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
1-bed + den 603 - 765 $4,700 (Rent) +$750 per month
  • Kitchenette
2-bed 850 - 950 $4,900 (Rent) +$750 per month
  • Kitchenette
2-bed + den 1572 $8,990 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Kitchenette
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,000
  • Size: 570sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$750
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,700
  • Size: 603sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$750
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,900
  • Size: 850sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$750
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $8,990
  • Size: 1572sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Kitchenette
  • Contact: email


Nourish a Healthy Appetite. Dine in style everyday with none of the hassle or mess of grocery shopping and cooking. At Berwick Parksville, our red seal chefs create fresh, varied and delicious meals that are nutritious and healthy. Your meals include lunch, dinner and snacks. Our splendid licensed dining room offers residents full table service so you can relax, chat and nourish friendships while enjoying a delicious meal. Enjoy a more casual dining environment in our pub style dining option where the relaxed atmosphere makes it a perfect place to invite friends for lunch or dinner. Outdoor dining - Dine al fresco on our spacious patio during warmer seasons and enjoy the many outdoor dining events from barbeques to picnics hosted by our staff. When you want flexibility, our Bistro offers a convenient and more casual dining experience. Our buffet station allows you to choose from a selection of dining offerings. Used to playing host on special occasions or just want to enjoy a more intimate get together? Take advantage of our beautifully appointed private dining room where you can welcome family and friends into your new home and enjoy a very special dining experience.

Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Ethnic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Berwick Parksville is a vibrant retirement community that makes senior living exceptional. Offering upscale amenities and a team of senior living experts to take care of every detail.

24-hr concierge
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail box
Movie theatre
Parking (indoor)
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Pickle Ball Courts

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care


Medical and other support staff
Personal Support Workers
Foot care specialistvisiting

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed

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Strategically located in beautiful downtown Parksville. Berwick Parksville does not only enhance the area it sits but captures the very best of Parksville's west coast lifestyle. Walking distance to shops, professional buildings and our popular beach front boardwalk

Berwick Parksville is located at 180 Jensen Ave East, Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 0G9.

What's nearby:

Parksville Senior Centre
Fairwinds Golf Club
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
Parksville Community Park
Rathetrevor Beach Park
Milner Gardens

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