Parry Place

Location:  James Bay
Operator:  Beacon Community Services
Address:   408 Parry Street, Victoria, BC,  V8V 2H7
Phone:      250-382-4443

Parry Place - exterior    Parry Place interior


Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Home Health Assessment For more information on subsidized units, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units.  For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 21
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

  • Low-rise four storey apartment building constructed in 2008
  • Wood frame construction with sprinkler system

Building Amenities

Dining Room for residents complete with snack bar, used as activity space as well

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

In the heart of James Bay, two blocks to pharmacy, Senior Center, Thrifty’s, coffee bars etc.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

All denominations

Philosophy of Care

Helping people, improving lives. Encouraging independence and social model of care.

Accreditation Status

Accredited by Accreditation Canada.

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/.

Type of Accommodation

  • 21 - one bedroom units of 400 sq. ft.
  • Elevator
  • Laundry room (should resident desire to complete their own laundry)
  • Parking space for scooters/wheelchairs outside each unit complete with electrical outlet


Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.; 3) personal care; and 4) 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

Activity Coordinator on site to coordinate social & recreational opportunities such as:

  • Bus Tours
  • Crafts, Baking
  • Games (Wii, Bingo, Cards etc.)
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Monthly Contests complete with prizes
  • Exercise Program
  • Manicures
  • Birthday Parties
  • Pet Visits and much more


Bathrooms are equipped with many grab bars and have adequate turning radius for transfers.  Two suites are available with wheel-in showers."

Motorized Scooter Policy

  • Allowed in building and personal suites
  • Elevator equipped to accommodate all sizes

Pet Policy

No pets, but visiting pets are most welcome.

Smoking Policy

All residents who reside at Parry Place must be non-smokers. No medicinal marijuana.

Safety/Security Features

  • Secured entrance
  • Camera monitoring at front entrance and throughout building common areas
  • Care staff 24 hours a day
  • Regular fire drills
  • Earthquake preparation training and kit

Visiting Information

When visiting a family member or friend at Parry Place please ring their corresponding enterphone number that is listed at the front door. For general enquiries please ring the General Office number. All visitors are asked to sign in and out of the guest book located by the front door. There are two quest parking spots on the property at the front of the building. Please feel free to park in these spaces if they are available. There is also ample 1 hour parking on Parry Street. We are not able to offer guest suites for our out of town guests. Residents wishing to have a guest 'sleep over' in their suite must obtain written confirmation from the Site Coordinator. Small visiting pets are welcome at Parry Place. We are not able to accommodate pets on a permanent basis. Animals are not allowed in common areas when food is being served. Prior approval from the Site Coordinator is required before a pet can enter Parry Place. Parry Place is a smoke free environment. There is no smoking allowed in any of the common areas or in the individual suites.

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 (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).