Bus Route/Transit

Take BC Transit #7 bus

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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.

1780 Fairfield Rd
Victoria, B.C. 
V8S 1G7


Island Health

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours.

Accreditation Status

Glengarry hospital is a fully accredited hospital site: Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report

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: 135
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built in 1963 with ongoing upgrades to improve comfort and safety for our residents and staff. Space is 7600.17 square metres, wood frame construction. Three floors, each with individual gardens and green space.

Building Amenities

Three family quiet rooms, walking gardens, tranquil wheelchair accessible courtyard on each floor, hairdressing services and food prepared on site. 

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Beautiful residential neighbourhood, walking distance to ocean, parks, shopping plaza. On bus route with stop directly in front of main entrance.

Philosophy of Care
Type of Accommodation

135 rooms in a complex care facility with predominantly shared accommodation.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food, 24 hour nursing care and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

There is a regular schedule of monthly unit programs available to all residents. These are designed to meet different social, creative, physical, spiritual, and cognitive needs and interests of the residents.

The Recreation Therapist and Rehabilitation Assistants will work with you to plan for and offer a variety of in house weekly programs / special events and community outings. The daily and monthly programs are posted on the units white boards and in each resident room.


Elevators access all floors. There are no areas in the building that are not accessible to residents/visitors using wheelchairs. Bathroom space is somewhat limited but has been satisfactory. Bedroom space for mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, especially power wheelchairs, can be limited. All public entrances are accessible with automatic doors.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Scooters are not allowed to be stored in the facility. Residents may use scooters, only if stored away from the facility and brought in when needed to go out in the community. Power wheelchairs are permitted upon meeting assessment requirements. 

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy. Regular visits by approved pet therapy animals.

Smoking Policy

As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.  

Smoking and vaping is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots. 

Safety/Security Features
  • sprinkler system
  • Telligence Nurse call system
  • all units have key pads at exit points
  • security camera at main entrance
  • security lock down from 2 a.m. - 5 a.m.
Spiritual Care

Not available.



Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:

$2.25 for the first 2 hours
$1.25 for each additional hour
$26.75 for a weekly permit

Accepts coins, or credit card
No change is provided from pay stations

Special Permits

Hardship Permits Available
Family Caregiver Permits Available

For more parking information visit the Island Health Parking Services webpage.

Visiting Information

Open visiting policy.

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."


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria