The Gardens at Qualicum Beach Residential Care

  Qualicum Beach
Operator:  Qualicum Beach Retirement Residences, LLP
Address:   650 Berwick Rd North, Qualicum Beach, BC  V9K 2T8
Phone:      250-752-2818

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The Gardens at Qualicum Beach - exterior   The Gardens at Qualicum Beach - interior


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: 85
Private-Pay Units: 11

Building Description

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

Building Amenities

The building features many amenities and services including lounges, wellness centre, hair salon, media room, library, recreation hall and outdoor courtyards.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Short walking distance to shopping, churches etc.

Philosophy of Care

Gentle Care


Complex Care 3 year accreditation in September 2008.
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

Complex care unit consists of 86 private single occupancy and 5 shared double occupancy.


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

Special Recreational Opportunities

Activities for the Complex Care unit are provided by staff led by a Certified Recreational Therapist. The facility has a bus for planned outings.


Wheelchair accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Electric wheelchairs and “small” scooters are allowed for residents who are deemed “safe” to operate (testing for safety by OT)

Pet Policy

No pets

Smoking Policy

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

Safety/Security Features

Key pad access and door enter phone system.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Facility can not safely house residents who are elopement risks.

Visiting Information

Visitors are expected to follow the policies of the Gardens at Qualicum Beach. Overnight visitors must let the reception desk know they will be staying the night. Pets are not permitted in the common areas and must be on a short leash while entering/exiting the building. The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is a No Smoking building and smoking is prohibited in all suites and common spaces.

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.”