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A Seaside Community For Active Adults AN IDYLLIC NATURAL SETTING

Welcome to Arbutus Ridge!

Our seaside community for active adults, comprised of over 640 homes for adults 55 + is situated on 148 acres of waterfront landscapes, protected forests and an 18 hole golf course. The community is connected by a network of oceanfront walking trails, gardens and green space, with a common-use village center. The views of Salt Spring Island, Satellite Inlet and Mount Baker are beautiful.

Within 10 to 60 minutes, you’ll find all the major amenities you’ll ever need – hospitals, airports, ferry and bus terminals, marinas, shopping, restaurants, banks, universities and cultural events.

Noted to be one of Canada’s first gated adult communities, Arbutus Ridge was modelled after the wildly successful Del Webb Community in Sun City, Arizona, that defined the dream retirement concept in the U.S.

Arbutus Ridge is one of Canada’s most desirable and visionary active adult communities.


Gated 24/7 Security Service


Arbutus Ridge is one of Canada’s first gated adult communities.  The 24/7  staffed security offers peace of mind knowing that your safety is a key priority, regardless of whether you are home or away.

The “Lock and Leave” feature is  rated as one of the top reasons residents give for moving to Arbutus Ridge!   

The Security Team is trained to assist during household emergencies prior to the arrival of outside emergency responders. The team provides professional and friendly service to residents and visitors. They also regularly patrol the community, and ensure that contractors and deliveries are properly directed.


To see home listings click on the appropriate link below. (Please note that the demographics of the community for most listings are completely incorrect, especially as regards to children. We are a 55+ community. The demographics will be corrected by Stats Canada in the future.              

*Only postal code V0R 1L1 are homes in Arbutus Ridge. Some homes outside of the Ridge may be shown due to limitations of

One Person Must Be 55 + To Reside Here.

As an adult community, at least one person on title must be 55+ in order to reside in this beautiful community. 

Many of the residents are retired, however more and more of the newer generation of owners continue to work.

The community is divided roughly between 70% couples and 30% singles.  

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“Tour with a Resident”

Please note Arbutus Ridge is a gated community. Visitors are allowed entry only if they have made arrangements to meet with someone and  security has been informed.