Gorge Road Health Centre - Long-Term Care

Bus Route/Transit

Take BC Transit #8 or #11 bus

Contact Us

Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

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

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


63 Gorge Rd East
Victoria, B.C. 
V9A 1L2

Main line: 250-519-3500 | Water View Unit: 250-519-3514 | Arbutus View Unit: 250-519-3510

Island Health

Accreditation Status

Gorge Road Health Centre received full accreditation for 2018. 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


Publicly-subsidized units: 111 
Private-pay units: 0

Building Description

Gorge Road Health Centre, built in 1953, is located at 63 Gorge Road East. Long-term care services are provided on two floors, the Water View Unit and the Arbutus View Unit, of the four-storey building. The building is adjacent to the Gorge Waterway with the rear of the building facing the water. There is a paved walkway along the waterside of the building for residents to enjoy and walk along.

Building Amenities

The health centre is located in the Gorge neighborhood and is close Tillicum and Mayfair Malls, Fairway Market and many small restaurants and pubs. There are some small hotels in the neighborhood as well.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

The facility is located in the Gorge neighbourhood and is close Tillicum and Mayfair Malls, Fairway Market and many small restaurants and pubs. There are some small hotels in the neighbourhood as well.

Philosophy of Care

As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization 
This care home operates a CORE Physician model for medical care. CORE stands for Collaboration and Coordination for Residential Excellence. Residents are assigned to a CORE physician on every new admission. CORE physicians attend the care home to provide proactive visits on a regular basis and work collaboratively with care home staff to develop efficient, effective communication processes.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites. Read more information on MAiD, including brochure for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government, is available at MAiD.

Type of Accommodation
  • Number of beds in single occupancy rooms: 12
  • Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 6
  • Number of beds in triple or quadruple occupancy rooms: 25

Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Learn more about additional services available to residents at Gorge Road Health Centre.

Special Recreational Opportunities
  • Monthly birthday parties on each unit
  • Weekly music therapy sessions on each unit
  • Bus outings every two weeks 
  • Christmas bazaar for staff family and residents with a lunch available to purchase
  • Outside vendors are invited to attend and sell their products

The facility is fully accessible for clients who require mobility devices (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs, and power chairs). There is an elevator that provides transport between the two floors.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed. 


Pet Policy

As per Island Health pet policy.

Pets are not permitted to live at the care home. Gorge Road Health Centre long-term care welcomes visiting pets and recognizes the importance and value that pets have for many people.  

Family members and other visitors who wish to bring in their dog or other pet when visiting a resident should understand the following requirements:  

  • Visiting pets must be clean, free of fleas, vaccinated, free of open sores, well behaved and quiet  
  • Visiting dogs must be controlled on leash at all times during their visit and any other type of pet must be carried in the appropriate cage or carrying case  
  • Visiting pets are not allowed in the dining rooms or any areas where food is prepared  
  • Visitors with pets that are not meeting these requirements will be asked to remove the pet from the facility immediately  
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.  

There is no smoking or vaping allowed on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots. 

Residents who smoke are required to do so independently or with a personal companion in designated areas off the care home property. 

Safety/Security Features
  • Secure entrance(s) 
  • Regular fire inspections / drills
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Doors secured with magnetic release buttons/keypads
  • Secured patio space on each unit
  • Close circuit cameras are in place at the entrance as well as the garden patio on Water View Unit
Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care is available to all residents to assist with emotional and spiritual needs.

Any Other Amenities

Close to Gorge Waterway.



Street Meters:

$0.25 for 10 minutes

Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:

$1.25 for each hour
$26.75 for a weekly permit

Pay stations accept coins or credit card.
No debit or Visa branded debit cards accepted.
No change is provided from pay stations.

Mobile App

The HONK app is available for iPhones via the Apple App Store and for Android phones via the Google Play Store.

Special Permits and Parking Exemptions

Hardship and family caregiver permits are available.

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

Visiting Information

Find information on long-term care 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.

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

Site tours can be arranged through the social worker on each unit:

Arbutus View Unit: 250-519-3509
Water View Unit: 250-519-3503


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria