The Steeples

Location:   Chemainus
Operator:  Steeples Housing Society
Address:    9910 Esplanade Street, Chemainus, BC  V0R 1K1
Phone:       250-246-1805



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: 16
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built to ILBC standards in 2006, this heritage-style building across the street from the Chemainus Health Care Centre replicates the style of the church previously located on the site. The decor is representative of the character of the past century but the building has all the amenities and features of a new home. There is an attractive entrance with easily accessible vehicle access. Located in Chemainus, the Steeples is adjacent to town and waterfront areas.

Building Amenities

A dining room and activity room are located on the main floor of the building. There are small lounge seating areas on each floor. An easily accessible laundry room is located on the 2nd floor. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a variety of comfortable seating areas for tenants to enjoy the outdoors, garden, and socialize. The large patio off the activity room is a favourite gathering place for our tenants and their guests.

Type of Accommodation

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • One-bedroom units range in size from 550-650 sq ft.
  • Each suite has a full kitchen, accessible bathroom and a gas fireplace

Philosophy of Care

At the Steeples, we believe every person contributes as a unique individual and is worthy of respect as a capable and responsible person with strengths and abilities. By respecting the dignity and privacy of individuals, we support their right to make choices, direct their own lives, and live independently in a safe and comfortable environment. Our policies, programs, and services reflect these beliefs.


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

Activities available on site


Walker/wheelchair use throughout building

Motorized Scooter Policy

Limited scooter storage on site

Pet Policy

One small pet permitted on approval of administrator

Smoking Policy

Smoking permitted in designated outdoor area only

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants must be 19+ years of age

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).