The Gardens at Qualicum Beach Assisted Living

Location:  Qualicum Beach
Operator:  Qualicum Beach Retirement Residences, LLP
Address:    650 Berwick Road North, Qualicum Beach, BC  V9K 2T8
Phone:       250-738-2252

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The Gardens at Qualicum Beach - exterior   The Gardens at Qualicum Beach - 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: 30
Private-Pay Units: 175

Building Description

This four storey complex, which opened in 2007, consists of independent living, assisted living, complex care and  privately owned condominiums. It is located within walking distance of the lovely town of Qualicum Beach. The property is surrounded by lovely gardens. Outdoor parking is available for tenants and guests.

Building Amenities

The building includes common lounge areas with libraries. Guest suite, private dining room and amenity areas are located on the main floor and second floor. There is an outdoor patio area on the second floor. A small "tuck shop" is available on site. There is a hairdresser and one spa with a therapeutic tub. Space is available for community meetings.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

5 minute walk to town centre. Local pharmacy & grocery store deliver.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Everyone welcome

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, environments that provide safe, competent ethical care.

Accreditation Status

Accredited February 2014-2018.

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
  • 30 one bedroom suites (approx. 530 sq.ft.)
  • Small kitchenette with fridge and microwave only, no stove
  • Bathrooms have walk-in showers with corner molded seats


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

  • Dedicated activity staff for the Assisted Living tenants
  • Property has a shuttle bus for use of planned shopping trips and other outings


All suites are wheelchair friendly and electric wheelchair use is permitted

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized scooter use is limited to exterior areas only-no scooters allowed in suites/common areas

Pet Policy

Small pets permitted at General Manager’s discretion. Pet deposit in effect.

Smoking Policy

A non-smoking community.  Smoking is not permitted in any accommodation, patio, balcony, or within the site's grounds.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants must be 55+ years of age

Safety/Security Features

  • Staff on duty 24 hr per day
  • Emergency pendant system
  • Building secure/24 hr enterphone system
  • Video cameras at all entrances

Any Other Amenities

Live entertainment, private dining room, “Tuc shop”, library, outdoor patio area.

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).