SHOAL Centre - Assisted Living

Four storey building, co-located with a Seniors Recreation complex and across the street from the Library, four blocks from the main street of Sidney.

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.

10030 Resthaven Dr
Sidney, B.C.
V8L 3G4

250-656-5537 ext 111

Beacon Community Services

Accreditation Status

Accredited November 2012-November 2016.

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Publicly Subsidized Units: 25
Private-Pay Units: 54

Building Description

Four storey building, co-located with a Seniors Recreation complex and across the street from the Library, 4 blocks from the main street of Sidney. The building is linked to a private condominium development (54 units) and all owners/tenants may utilize services that are available in the setting at an additional cost. Health-related retail space is on the lower level.

Building Amenities

The first two floors of the building are community activity space that includes a chapel and multiple recreation areas with two floors of Assisted Living units above. There are lounge areas on each floor, a common dining area and hospitality bar open for community use on the first floor.

A public restaurant (Tides at the SHOAL), pharmacy, activity centre providing numerous activities, sewing room, pool table, workshop, ceramics, tuck shop and garden boxes.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Short walk to downtown Sidney, accessible sidewalks and flat roads in Sidney, public bus stop directly out front door, close to local shopping for groceries, across the street from library.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation


Philosophy of Care

Helping people, improving lives. Encouraging independence and social model of care.

Type of Accommodation
  • single or double occupancy
  • five one-bedroom suites
  • 24 studio suites (separate sleeping area)
  • one bachelor suite (transitional/temporary)
  • walk-in showers with fold down seat
  • kitchenette in each suite: microwave, fridge, sink

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

Morning and afternoon activities such as:

  • bingo
  • manicures
  • musical entertainment
  • carpet bowling
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • giant crosswords
  • Scrabble
  • coffee groups
  • teas
  • baking
  • bus trips
  • movie nights

Wheelchair accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Able to park close to suite, some underground parking for larger scooters.

Pet Policy

No pets allowed. 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor area.

Safety/Security Features
  • secured entrance
  • 24-hour staffing
  • cameras monitoring common areas
Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

Visitors are always welcome with no set times.

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.


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands