Dunrovin Park Lodge


900 St. Laurent Avenue
Quesnel BC V2J 3S3



Access to long-term care is through a Home Health assessment. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact the Home Health office nearest you.


Northern Health

Building description

Dunrovin Park Lodge is a complex care facility with 117 beds. The facility consists of complex care, hospice, respite and special care unit. Maple House is a secured unit with 20 beds and 1 respite bed specifically for residents requiring more supervision. Hospice Care Unit has 3 Hospice Palliative care beds and 3 respite beds. Complex Care is made up of 91 beds in the following areas: Jack Pine; Mountain Ash; Sugar Loaf; Lodge/Moose Heights; Blackwater. Each area has its own dedicated dining lounge.

Building amenities

The building features many amenities and services including an activities room with a robust activity program, private dining rooms, indoor lounges and outdoor courtyards.  Additional amenities include a hair salon, portable projector screens, portable computer access, board room, library, elder kitchen, nail/foot care and a sensory therapy.

Language, culture or religious affiliation

Residents are offered spiritual support through a variety of religious and spiritual groups. Spiritual care is provided through group meetings, one –to-one visits, sermons and music & song.

English, honoring diversity.

Philosophy of care

The Residents’ Bill of Rights serves as the foundation for all aspects of our care and operations. Northern Health and each of our staff members are committed to protecting individuals’ rights. As a team, we recognize that every resident is entitled to individualized, quality person-centered care.

Dunrovin is developing the DementiAbility concept throughout the facility. DementiAbility is aimed at focusing on enriching lives through cognitive supports and creating meaningful and purposeful things to do that are based on needs, interests, skills and abilities. (DementiAbility Method: The Montessori Way, 2018).

Accreditation status

Northern Health is accredited. Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide their patients and clients based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit Accreditation | Northern Health.

Type of accommodation

We have 117 beds consisting of complex care, hospice, respite and a special care unit. Maple House is a secured unit with 20 beds and 1 respite bed specifically for residents requiring more supervision. Hospice Care Unit has 3 Hospice Palliative care beds and 3 respite beds.


Residents pay 80% of their after tax income, with minimum and maximum rates set by the Ministry of Health Services. This rate covers the standard benefits provided by all long-term care homes. These costs are available on request or in the Long Term Care Home Resident and Family Handbook.

There are typical additional costs not covered by the daily rate.

Personal belongings and furniture

Basic furniture is provided includes a bed, night table, wardrobe or dresser, and lamp. Residents can bring in additional small furniture items such as a chair, bookshelf/TV stand. Residents are encouraged to personalize their room by decorating it with pictures and things of importance.

Special recreational opportunities

Dunrovin Park Lodge provides Recreational Therapy Services on a daily basis. Pastoral and Spiritual Services are provided by the local churches with regular on site spiritual care. There is a Volunteer Program in place to accompany Residents on social outings, appointments, and provide hospice support. Hairdressing and barber services are available on site for a fee determined by the service provider.

Dunrovin also provides an on-site integrated community adult day program, operating 4 days a week.

Motorized scooter policy

All residents are assessed for their ability to safely use motorized wheelchairs/scooters within the facility by the Occupational or Physiotherapist.

Pet policy

NH has a pet visitation policy. Pets may visit as long as immunizations are up to date, pet is well mannered, on a leash in common areas and family is responsible for cleaning up after pet.

Smoking policy

All Northern Health facilities are smoke free. Residents are asked to smoke outside the facility in designated areas.

Safety/security features

Dunrovin has a monitored security system in place for the safety of residents. All exits and entrances are secured with coded keypads; the main entrance is locked between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am daily. Victim Services and Community Policing sponsors a ‘Wandering Registry Program’ for those residents at high risk of elopement, in partnership with the facility.

Visitor information

Families and loved ones are partners in care and are encouraged to visit and participate in many of the day-to-day activities.  

During flu season (typically December-March) all visitors need to wear a mask in our facilities if they haven't had a flu shot.

Visiting is open 24 hours per day.

Neighbourhood/community amenities

The River Walk Trail, a 5 km loop maintained year round by the City of Quesnel, is accessible from the facility (which overlooks Lebourdais Park). The down town core is located 4 blocks West of Dunrovin and consists of specialty shops, banks, pharmacies a library and restaurants.