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The Difference

Local Family Owned and Operated – The Clarks and The Prewetts

Carlton House is a legacy asset of two local Victoria families; the Clarks, who are Oak Bay locals, and the Prewetts, who live on the Saanich Peninsula. Multigenerational family members assist in the decision making for Carlton House by sitting on the board, as well as actively working in-house. Each having their own family member live at Carlton House at one point in time, the owners truly strive to make Carlton House the best independent senior living establishment in Victoria.

The full meaning of
“quality of life” is found
at Carlton House.

In every respect, Carlton House of Oak Bay is a special place to live. First and foremost, there is only one of us. This means that one hundred percent of our efforts revolve around giving you one hundred percent. Locally owned and operated since 2005 with only 87 units, Carlton House is situated in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Victoria and in Canada. Carlton House offers you a personalized, superior quality of life and exceptional amenities that enhance your happiness and well-being every day.


The Location

Carlton House is located in the heart of Oak Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. In 2017, Oak Bay was voted best place to live in BC and one of the top 3 places to live in Canada. Carlton House is within short walking distance to shops, art galleries, coffee shops, banks, a community and cultural centre, the Oak Bay Marina, and even a local pub. For residents who like to get out and about, our location provides almost immediate access to these wonderful amenities within a village atmosphere. And beautiful beaches are just down the road.

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Everyday Fine Dining

The dining ambiance, our Chef, and the diverse menus of Carlton House set us apart. In fact, the quality of Carlton House food is reason enough to choose us. We believe 
in fresh — fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, prime cuts, variety in our menus, and there are plenty of special occasions with seasonal and themed menus. Most importantly, “your diet is our diet”, in that we cater to most dietary needs, while making sure your meals are healthy and delicious.

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Keeping Active

What’s life without a little fun? Carlton House offers many activities, outings and occasions to look forward to, from art classes, to gentle fitness, to themed dinners, to our popular monthly Sunday Brunch — which resident’s extended family members clamour to be invited to. You can be active as you wish to be here. We also have a baby grand piano in the dining room and are frequently 
entertained by talented residents, their guests and staff.

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The Residence

Built in 2005, Carlton House is an “arts & crafts” inspired building with 88 private studios, one and two-bedroom suites. It is an inviting residence with beautiful appointments, lovely light, and a friendly atmosphere. Everything is by design 
— from the elegant dining room, to our fireplace lounge and bistro, to our sunny conservatory and relaxing library, and the well appointed suites. We also 
have a fitness room and common room, used for many activities and social events.

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Service Commitment

“I wish I’d moved here sooner.” We hear that a lot. Because of our nutritious food, our expert and caring staff, and the most pleasant surroundings, many residents thrive at Carlton House and their quality of life improves. Moreover, we are advisors to you and to your family — to help you age in place and to be happy and well cared for along your continuum of life and care. Think of us as a resource that is here to support your individual needs and to always hear the concerns of you and your family.

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