Acacia Ty Mawr

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Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

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

For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

2655 Shawnigan Lake Rd
P.O. Box 100
Shawnigan Lake, B.C. 
V0R 2W0


Acacia Ty Mawr

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit:


Publicly Subsidized Units: 35
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

All resident rooms are on the ground floor with access to a large treed and fenced yard area as well as a garden patio. It is nestled into the woods around Shawnigan Lake. Rooms vary in size but all have large windows looking out to the lawn or the garden courtyard.

Building Amenities
  • a large lounge in which many of our activities occur
  • hairdresser and barber visit monthly
  • spring and summer find the courtyard busy with gardening, family visits and BBQs
Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Shawnigan Lake is a small village set several miles distant to the Trans Canada Highway that passes through Mill Bay. The local Legion hosts a monthly luncheon for our residents, and in the summer we organize fishing trips off of the dock by the lake.

Philosophy of Care

Mission Statement: Acacia ty Mawr – A home you can trust to provide warm, compassionate and quality care.

Type of Accommodation
  • 35 Residents live at Acacia
  • 31 of the rooms are private, the majority with their own bathrooms
  • two of our larger rooms are shared accommodation and these two rooms are equipped with ceiling lifts

Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Musicians come several times a week to entertain the Residents.


All resident areas are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters permitted. 

Pet Policy

Pets are welcome to come as visitors, but live-in pets are not permitted. Rupert and Fergus, two beautiful black cats do live at Acacia.

Smoking Policy

Acacia is a non-smoking facility.

Safety/Security Features
  • front door is controlled by a keypad lock
  • all other doors open out into a large fenced area and these are alarmed
  • 24-hour nursing care is provided
Prayer Room/Chaplain

Not available.

Any Other Amenities

For a reasonable charge, a foot care nurse offers her services to residents.


Parking is free but limited.

Visiting Information

As this is home to our residents, visiting hours are open to family and friends.

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 Frequently Asked Questions and Influenza Protection Policy.

Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands