Retire To Parksville BC

Parksville, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Real Estate


The City of Parksville is one of the fastest growing areas on Vancouver Island, and a big part of that is the growth of vibrant retirement communities. Parksville is part of the “retirement triangle” that includes Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The mild climate is perfect for keeping an active lifestyle.

Parksville has an incredibly service oriented town center with a convention center, medical offices galore, and many senior-specific retailers (a scooter store for one).

Parksville has everything that active seniors could want. There are eight golf courses all within 30 minutes of each other. The courses have something for every level of play and budget, and they are open 365 days a year thanks to the mild climate.

The recreation opportunities abound with walking, lawn bowling, fishing, and numerous organized events through the parks and recreation departments.

The real estate choices in Parksville are numerous. You can see some of your home choices using our Parksville home search. You’ll find large homes, small homes, condominiums, homes with views and homes in a wide range of prices.  Many people choose to purchase a second home or vacation home, with the plan to live here full-time upon full retirement.


The Active Adult communities are built near to services – shops, grocery stores and restaurants. High-end town home communities are built with amenities right on the property for owners of all ages.  You’ll also find full service senior living communities nearby, making this area the perfect place to retire to.

These are just a few of the communities you’d have to choose from:

  • Parksville Seniors Lodge
    Parksville Seniors Lodge provides 71 self-contained units consisting of bachelor, one bedroom and two bedroom units. There are on-site dining services, laundry and cleaning services as well as organized activities. Limited resident convenience services such as a two sat beauty parlour and small convenience store.
  • The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
    The Gardens at Qualicum Beach offers several lifestyle options including independent living rental, condominium ownership, assisted living, complex care, funded as well as private pay which offers respite and palliative care. There are 277 suites
  • Qualicum Manor at Qualicum Beach
    The Qualicum Manor opened in 2005 and offers 54 licensed care beds, some of which are available for private pay and respite care.  (Parksville / Qualicum Beach have other facilities as well)
  • Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor
    Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor are self supporting, non-denominational homes for the elderly in Parksville. This 75 bed residential and complex care facility opened in 2005 at Arrowsmith Lodge. 30 assisted living units in Cokely Manor opened in 2006.
  • Nanaimo Seniors Village
    Nanaimo Seniors Village is a campus with several levels of care.  It is located just outside Parksville in north Nanaimo, near the Woodgrove Shopping Centre. This luxurious community has 150 private Residential Care rooms and 152 Assisted Living suites. Set on seven acres with gardens and natural beauty in every view, community members enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.
  • Origin at Lakewood
    Origin is Nanaimo’s premier full-service active lifestyle community. It is designed to promote a vibrant lifestyle with dedicated staff and numerous choices for enjoyment, new friendships, engaging activities and care that will cater to your special way of life.
  • LongLake Chateau
    Longlake Chateau offers the finest in retirement living. Close to golf courses, Beban Park, Bowan Park, and lawn bowling. Residents at Longlake Chateau enjoy three meals prepared by Holiday Retirement Corp. Chef of the Year, 2003. The view reveals the natural environment in every direction.  You can soak up the beautiful mountain views and fresh mountain air.

Which alternative will match your retirement lifestyle the best? We know all the choices very well, and we’d be glad to assist.

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