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.
2450 Back Rd
Glacier View Lodge Society
No restrictions on visiting hours. Please call site to arrange for visits after 8 p.m.
Glacier View Lodge received a 4-year accreditation from Accreditation Canada in June 2018 and a top-level award, "Accredited with Exemplary Standing".
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 here: http://www.accreditation.ca/.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 102
Private-Pay Units: 0
The Lodge was opened 1982 and expanded in 1991 to add a dedicated special care unit and in 2015 to add a dedicated Adult Day Program space. The building is a West Coast style one-storey building with approximately 48,983 square feet of gross floor space. It is situated on approximately 47 acres of land in East Courtenay affording a magnificent view of the Comox Glacier and Beaufort Mountain Range. It is just minutes from downtown Courtenay, Comox and the Comox Valley Hospital, but amid rural natural surroundings.
The Lodge offers three different care units with lounges, dining rooms, activity spaces, bathing rooms and secure outdoor gardens. A Beauty Salon, Tuck Shop and Restorative care room are located in the central unit. In house services include meals laundry for personal clothing, Restorative Care, and recreation programs available each day and evening. Services of contracted providers offer Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Foot Care, Dysphagia (swallowing) management services, medial lab services, and Music Therapy. Volunteers and community groups enhance the quality of life for our residents, as do the in-house pets.
- prefer non-smokers
- space restrictions for large equipment needs
Downtown Courtenay and Comox are close by and easily accessed by taxi or HandyDart.
Philosophy of Care
Our health care services are provided through a diverse team of professionals. Glacier View Lodge strives to create a vibrant living environment by attracting people of all ages to support our community, offering meaningful activities, and providing comfort through access to nature and animals. Glacier View Lodge ~ feels like home.
Type of Accommodation
102 single occupant rooms with 2-piece ensuites. All rooms have a bay window with either a garden or mountain view:
- 27 are in a secure unit
- 75 are on four wings in the main unit
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Special recreational opportunities include daily exercises and group activities for all levels of cognition – well supported by community volunteers, music therapy and Snoezelen.
The facility is on one level for easy wheelchair/walker access in and out. Gardens and outdoor patios are accessible by wheelchair and Broda chair.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters are not permitted for interior use. They may be used on the grounds or when out on HandyDart. Motorized wheelchairs may be used with special permission based on need, safe operation and an OT assessment.
Glacier View Lodge has three cats that reside at the facility, along with several birds.
Residents’ pets can visit but not reside here. Visiting pets must be well groomed, well behaved and have current vaccinations. Pet visitation volunteers participate in the BC Pets & Friends Program. Pet therapy dogs have undergone dog obedience training.
Smoking is not permitted inside a 10 metre perimeter of Glacier View Lodge premises. “Premises” is defined as property, all buildings and out buildings of the Lodge.
- 27-bed secure unit
- fenced gardens and walkways
- Roam Alert security system which alarms the exit doors
- Roam Alert monitoring devices
- identification bracelets with alerts
- bed monitors
- fire alarm system, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers
Any Other Amenities
Community programs for non-residents include Adult Day Program, Community Bathing Program and respite care.
Parking is free but limited.
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."