The Gardens at Qualicum Beach - Assisted Living

This four-storey complex consists of independent living, assisted living, complex care and privately owned condominiums.

Contact Us

Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Community Health Services assessment. 

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

650 Berwick Rd North
Qualicum Beach, B.C. 
V9K 2T8


Qualicum Beach Retirement Residences, LLP

Accreditation Status

Accredited February 2014-2018.

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Publicly Subsidized Units: 30
Private-Pay Units: 70

Building Description

This four-storey complex, which opened in 2007, consists of independent living, assisted living, complex care and privately owned condominiums. It is located within walking distance of the lovely town of Qualicum Beach. The property is surrounded by lovely gardens.

Building Amenities

The building includes common lounge areas with libraries. Guest suite, private dining room and amenity areas are located on the main floor and second floor. There is an outdoor patio area on the second floor. A small tuck shop is available on site. There is a hairdresser and one spa with a therapeutic tub. Space is available for community meetings.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants must be 55+ years of age.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Five minute walk to town centre. Local pharmacy & grocery store deliver.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Everyone welcome.

Philosophy of Care

Retirement Concepts considers each resident unique and strives to enhance their sense of dignity, usefulness and self-respect while promoting health and wellness. In order to do so, resident care is delivered through seven primary values; choice, health and well-being, dignity, confidentiality, fairness, accountability, environments that provide safe, competent ethical care.

Type of Accommodation
  • single or double occupancy
  • 30 one-bedroom suites (approx. 530 sq.ft.)
  • small kitchenette with fridge and microwave only, no stove
  • bathrooms have walk-in showers with corner molded seats

Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers:

  • monthly rental accommodation
  • hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.
  • personal care
  • on-site emergency response system

Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate. Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities
  • dedicated activity staff for the Assisted Living tenants
  • property has a shuttle bus for use of planned shopping trips and other outings

All suites are wheelchair friendly and electric wheelchair use is permitted.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized scooter use is limited to exterior areas only-no scooters allowed in suites/common areas.

Pet Policy

Small pets permitted at General Manager’s discretion. Pet deposit in effect.

Smoking Policy

A non-smoking community.  Smoking is not permitted in any accommodation, patio, balcony, or within the site's grounds.

Safety/Security Features
  • staff on duty 24 hours a day
  • emergency pendant system
  • building secure/24 hr enter phone system
  • video cameras at all entrances
Any Other Amenities

Live entertainment, private dining room, tuck shop, library, outdoor patio area.


Outdoor parking is available for tenants and guests.

Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Influenza Protection Policy.


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