The Steeples - Assisted Living

Located in Chemainus, The Steeples is adjacent to town and waterfront areas.

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.

9910 Esplanade St
Chemainus, B.C. 
V0R 1K1


Steeples Housing Society


Publicly Subsidized Units: 16
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built to ILBC standards in 2006, this heritage-style building across the street from the Chemainus Health Care Centre replicates the style of the church previously located on the site. The decor is representative of the character of the past century but the building has all the amenities and features of a new home. There is an attractive entrance with easily accessible vehicle access.

Building Amenities

A dining room and activity room are located on the main floor of the building. There are small lounge seating areas on each floor. An easily accessible laundry room is located on the second floor. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a variety of comfortable seating areas for tenants to enjoy the outdoors, garden, and socialize. The large patio off the activity room is a favourite gathering place for our tenants and their guests.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants must be 19+ years of age.

Philosophy of Care

At The Steeples, we believe every person contributes as a unique individual and is worthy of respect as a capable and responsible person with strengths and abilities. By respecting the dignity and privacy of individuals, we support their right to make choices, direct their own lives and live independently in a safe and comfortable environment. Our policies, programs, and services reflect these beliefs.

Type of Accommodation
  • single or double occupancy
  • one-bedroom units range in size from 550-650 sq ft.
  • each suite has a full kitchen, accessible bathroom and a gas fireplace

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

Activities available on site.


Walker/wheelchair use throughout building.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Limited scooter storage on site.

Pet Policy

No pets.

Smoking Policy

This is a non-smoking building and property.

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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