Arrowsmith Lodge

Operator:  Arrowsmith Health Care Society

Address:   266B Moilliett Street, Parksville, BC   V9P 1M9
Phone:     250-248-4331

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Arrowsmith Lodge Exterior Photo   Arrowsmith Lodge Interior Photo


Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 75
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built in 2005, this two story building with ground level entry has all the rooms on the main floor and the amenities (kitchen, maintenance, laundry, etc.) on the lower level. All rooms are private rooms. The site is surrounded with trees, grass, a small orchard and numerous plants. The building has wide hallways and handrails to assist the elders.

Building Amenities

The building features many amenities and services including an activities room, private dining room, indoor lounges and outdoor courtyards.  Additional amenities include a hair salon, media room, board room, library, elder kitchen and a sensory therapy room.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

Located next door to a seniors home and numerous apartments, many with seniors. Downtown area is a short distance away with full services such as restaurants, banking, recreation, pharmacies, etc.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Primer Award recipient.

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/

Philosophy of Care

Arrowsmith operates with the Eden Philosophy of Care. Eden address helplessness, hopelessness, loneliness and boredom which are suffered by almost all elders who are in institutions.

Type of Accommodation

Private 74 complex care beds and one respite.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

A fully staffed activities department which provides a wide range of activities for all the elders.


There is a bus stop located on the front street. Handi-dart will pick up right outside the door.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized scooters are not allowed.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed. However, we do have dog visiting.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed by the staff. Smoking for the elders is in designated areas only.

Safety/Security Features

Security checks are conducted nightly. The facility has locked doors with FOB (computer chip) access only. 

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).

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