2023 Top British Columbia Senior Living Communities

Seniors in British Columbia have a variety of living and support services to choose from throughout the Providence. Everything from independent living to memory care, facilities are available to provide as much specialized attention as needed. The decision to move into senior living community is a big one. The search can be intimidating, what are the services you should be looking for and where is the best place to start?

Our team put together the 15 top-ranked senior living centers in British Columbia to make this search as stress-free as possible. While it is likely that one of these 15 is near you. If not, don’t worry! Our senior living directory is a frequently used resource. The directory allows you to search by zip code, city, and living type. You may also reach out to one of our professional advisors to help you in this search. Please contact us for any additional assistance.

Tip on Paying for British Columbia Senior Living: Annuities
Annuities are a financial tool designed to produce a steady stream of income throughout your retirement years. An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company, where you make a series of payments to the insurer in exchange for these payments at some future date. The insurer then pays these payments back to you in a pre-defined period of time. Annuities work well if you have contributed before retirement, but there is also the option of paying for an annuity in one lump payment. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in British Columbia

To rank the 15 best communities in British Columbia, we employed a scoring system. On a scale of 1 to 5 we ranked the region’s providers based on online reviews and whether any violations or citations were found. Our team reviewed Facebook, Google, and similar trustworthy sites, and combined those with reviews from our own users. Points were then deducted for issues reported to the British Columbia Ministry of Health

On average, an assisted living center in British Columbia costs $3,300 per month. Providers in this range give residents meals, basic amenities, and services. The costs increase dramatically if specialized services like memory care or skilled nursing are required. There are also communities that cost less and offer a more independent living setting, but offer no care.

Top Rated British Columbia Senior Living Facilities

4.55 stars

4.55/5 Average Rating of Facilities
212 Total Reviews

Ross Place Retirement Residence

2638 Ross Ln
Victoria BC V8T5M4

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
18 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Ross Place Retirement Residence:

My partners mom just went into ross place about 2 months ago and she loves it…..We looked at other properties but Ross place just felt like home to her, lots of activities and great food. We also looked at Berwick Shelbourne really nice as well but Ross Place was just closer to us. I hope this helps when looking for a retirement home.

-Jamie Anderson

Legacy Senior Living

611 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 0C7

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

legacy senior living vancouver bc

What residents and loved ones have to say about Legacy Senior Living:

Great staff, kind and always willing to help. Thumbs up to concierge team ! Helpful with everything, nice and courteous.

-Anas Nadir

Granville Gardens Retirement Residence

1550 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6M 0B3

Living Types Available: Independent Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
11 Total Reviews

granville gardens retirement residence vancouver bc

What residents and loved ones have to say about Granville Gardens Retirement Residence:

My mom has lived here for 2 1/2 years. She has faced many adjustments, her husband of 70 years passed away, COVID lockdown, and living alone for the first time in her life. Granville Gardens made her feel important and loved. The staff go above to make her feel loved and valued. Eating with her friends is her highlight of the day. She joins activities and has made new friends. Change is never easy, imagine doing it at 100, GG makes the transition a positive one. A special thanks to the staff and management who made her 100th birthday special for her and her family, even during COVID.

-Joanne Carlton

AgeCare Harmony Court Estate

7197 Canada Way
Burnaby BC V5E4A6

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about AgeCare Harmony Court Estate:

We have referred several of our clients and some of our friends to Age Care Harmony Court. We are very pleased to say that the People, place, food activities, location and general overall experience has been excellent. We highly recommend Age Care Harmony Court. Excellent job to all those who have made us feel we wanted to write this recommendation.

-Sunquest Mobility

Westminster House

1653 140th St
Surrey BC V4A4H1

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

westminster house surrey bc

What residents and loved ones have to say about Westminster House:

3 years ago we had to make the difficult decision of placing our mother in a care home. We toured quite a few in the South Surrey area but when we entered Westminster House we knew we were in the right place. The staff was very welcoming, the home felt warm and cozy but the most positive thing that they offer, is the different tiers of care which meant mom would not have to be moved if and when her condition deteriorated. We are very happy we made Westminster House mom’s new home, everything is just as we had anticipated. Great staff, great care, great food and lots of activities. Thank you for all you do


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Rideau Retirement Residence

Longlake Chateau

The Concorde Assisted Living Residence

Avenir Memory Care at Nanaimo

RiverBend Manor Prince George

Victorian at McKenzie

The Derby Manor

Prince George Chateau