Selkirk Seniors Village

Location:   Victoria
Operator:   Selkirk Seniors Village LLP
Address:    385 Waterfront Cres., Victoria, BC, V8T 0A7
Phone:       250-940-1028 ext 1111

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Selkirk Place - exterior   Selkirk 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: 25
Private-Pay Units: 16

Building Description

This 6-storey apartment style residence is conveniently located on Selkirk Waterfront near the Gorge waterway. Close proximity to community resources including the Royal Canadian Legion and local cafes/restaurants. There is a bus stop in front of the building and retail including a pharmacy within 6 blocks. Outdoor features include inviting grounds, patio areas and a waterfront walkway including the Galloping Goose Trail. There is a complex care facility on the same site.

Building Amenities

The building's in-house amenities include a family room, arts and craft room, hair salon, tuck shop, wellness centre, library/sun room, recreation room, resident kitchen and family dining room.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

Close to the Galloping Goose and the Gorge Waterway Trestle in the Selkirk Waterfront area. Several small cafes, Legion, restaurants, Montessori School, park and trails within walking distance. Burnside Community Centre, Tim Horton’s and Mayfair Mall within 3-5 blocks. Bus stop out back on Gorge Road.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

English and non-denominational

Philosophy of Care

Retirement Concepts considers each resident unique and strives to enhance their sense of dignity, usefulness and self-respect while promoting health and wellness. In order to do so, resident care is delivered through seven primary values: choice, health and well being, dignity, confidentiality, fairness, accountability, and environments that provide safe, competent ethical care.

Accreditation Status

Accredited May 2013-May 2017.
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

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • 33 studio apartments (25 publicly subsidized & 8 private-pay) 
  • 8 one bedroom apartments (private-pay only) 
  • Ensuite bathrooms with step in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible units available
  • Studio dimentions (378 - 457 sq ft.)
  • One bedroom dimentions (637 - 693 sq ft.)


Residents in publicly subsidized units pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals 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 (if not part of care plan), household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.
Private pay residents pay set rate per month and which does not include personal care costs.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Selkirk Place offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs, lead by friendly and qualified recreation staff members, under the direction of the Recreation Therapist. Each resident is encouraged and supported to increase personal wellness in their physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive domains, through recreation participation and exploration.

Residents can choose to enjoy baking and special meals in the resident kitchen; explore arts and crafts in the Studio; read and relax in the sun lounge; sing, dance or watch movies in the recreation room; or challenge themselves to a group crossword puzzle in the fireside Lounge. Friends and family are encouraged to attend special events as a resident’s guest.

Outdoor programs are scheduled regularly in the courtyard/patios and/or in the Selkirk Waterfront neighbourhood.


Manual or power wheelchairs used throughout

Motorized Scooter Policy

Designated storage available for rental.

Pet Policy

No pets

Smoking Policy

Smoking permitted in designated outdoor areas

Facility-Specific Restrictions

  • Tenants are 65+ years of age (younger individuals considered by exception)
  • Single tenants plus 8 private suites available for double occupancy

Safety/Security Features

  • Secured entrance with 24 hour staffing
  • Cameras monitoring building grounds/entrances/exits and building parkades  

Any Other Amenities

  • Hair salon
  • Fitness room
  • Art studio
  • Tuck shop
  • Recreation room
  • Resident kitchen
  • Family room
  • Scooter storage area
  • Tenant parking - rental
  • Complex care on site

Visiting Information

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).