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The Wellesley

The Wellesley is a family-oriented retirement community centrally located in downtown Victoria, British Columbia near the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Built in 2006, the three-storey building at the Wellesley boasts large, bright suites available with a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. The Wellesley includes 40 publicly subsidized units and 24 private-pay units that cater to the needs of both independent residents and those who require additional assistance. There’s also a 24-hour on-site guest suite that can be rented for visits by your friends or family.


Our retirement home is centrally located near the Royal Jubilee Hospital and just five minutes from shopping centres, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, pharmacies and more. Residents can enjoy all the amenities of the city without living right downtown.

Voted in top 3 best retirement homes in Victoria BC according to The Best Rated!


The Wellesley retirement community is proud to offer seniors various amenities, including a movie theatre, hair salon, fitness room and more. There’s also a large billiards table on the second floor that overlooks our garden lounge. We have a full-service dining room that serves a wide range of homemade meals and a selection of local wines and other beverages. Residents can also take advantage of our tranquil interior garden courtyard and two beautiful rooftop garden spaces.


The Wellesley aims to provide residents with a high quality of life in a safe, home-like environment. Our dedicated staff helps residents maintain their independence while offering them the personalized care and support they need as they get older. Furthermore, our 24/7 emergency response system ensures residents have access to the nursing assistance they need when they need it.


At the Wellesley, the safety and security of our residents is a top priority. For instance, all entrances and exits to the building are equipped with code or key entry. We’ve also installed state-of-the-art security cameras in common areas, parking lots and exits to protect residents from theft, vandalism and unwanted intruders. Furthermore, our staff conduct nightly on-site security checks for added peace of mind.

Accessibility & Inclusivity

The Wellesley is a fully accessible retirement home in Victoria with elevators on each floor. Many suites feature walk-in showers with grab bars to ensure our residents’ safety. There’s also an accessible bus that residents can use for medical appointments and to run errands.

We welcome residents from all faiths and cultures. The Wellesley offers weekly non-denominational religious services as well as opportunities for people of specific denominations to gather.

Independent Living

The Wellesley offers studio, one- and two-bedroom independent living suites. These retirement accommodations are most suitable for seniors who require little to no assistance with everyday tasks but who want to forgo the responsibility of caring for a yard or property.

Our independent living programs offer active seniors the opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy outings and activities designed to challenge, inspire and entertain. The Wellesley’s independent living community allows seniors to enjoy a rich, vibrant and fulfilling life in a comfortable and safe environment.

Assisted living

The Wellesley has several assisted living suites suitable for somewhat mobile residents and can primarily take care of themselves but may need help with a few everyday tasks. We welcome residents who use a cane, walker or wheelchair, provided they are capable of moving from their wheelchair onto their bed or a chair themselves.

If needed, residents in assisted living are provided with support to complete daily activities such as taking medication, dressing and undressing, bathing or showering and general hygiene care. The Wellesley also provides housekeeping, laundry and meal services as needed. Our staff offers a balanced approach to care by facilitating mental and physical well-being as well as overall safety.

For more information or to schedule a community tour, we invite you to fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.


  • Activities and crafts room
  • Baking
  • Billiards and pool
  • Bingo
  • Book club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Computer education and games
  • Discussion groups and trivia
  • Exercise and walking groups
  • Gardening
  • In-house luncheons
  • Knitting, book and gardening groups
  • Lectures and wellness seminars
  • Library outreach program
  • Lunch outings
  • Movies
  • Musical entertainment
  • Religious services
  • Resident and family meetings
  • Seasonal and holiday celebrations
  • Weekly happy hour

*For Information about our Resident/Family Council meetings please contact: Heather Stuckey mrshockey@shaw.ca

In the Community


At The Wellesley, we know the way to your heart! Our 24-hour bistro offers delicious and nutritious meals and snacks curated by dieticians and prepared on-site. And if you have special dietary requirements, no worries, our dieticians will work with you to create a customized menu to keep you happy and healthy.

  • Nutritious meals and snacks prepared on-site
  • Dietitian balanced meals, including special diets


The Wellesley: Find Your New Home

The staff at The Wellesley treat all residents with the utmost respect and are committed to ensuring this new chapter of their life is as rewarding as possible. Get in touch with us today by using the contact form below. Our community relations manager will be happy to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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