Welcome to Arbutus Ridge Your Dream Retirement Community!!
Perched on the protected east side of Vancouver Island, overlooking the ocean, majestic Mount Baker and the 18 hole, championship Arbutus Ridge Golf Course,
you'll find the award winning, gated seaside retirement community of Arbutus Ridge, perhaps one of Canada's best retirement communities for active adults (50 +).
Centrally located in the lush, vineyard-laden Cowichan Valley just 45 minutes north of Victoria, you'll enjoy all the benefits of Vancouver Island's treasures. Tourists travel from around the world to experience these world-class qualities and you'll find them outside your door. Wild ocean beaches of the Pacific Rim, pristine lakes, miles of nature paths, over 150 species of birds and an abundance of wild life, rolling green pastures and vineyards, historic gardens such as Butchart, old world architecture and the renown Empress Hotel; a diverse choice of fine dining restaurants and year round cultural/arts events. Visit the full history of Arbutus Ridge on Wikipedia
The Cowichan Valley is well known for its charm. You'll find yourself in a "Tuscan Like" country community where people have time to chat and the almost forgotten "honor system" prevails at roadside garden stands selling fresh cut flowers and eggs. Daily you'll meander through vineyards and organic farms delighting in the sights of lambs, sheep and horses grazing, with lavender blowing in the warm & fresh summer breeze.
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