The Lodge

NTL The Lodge has five different wings: Bonar, Dyde, Lytton, Martin and Nelson wings. The Nelson and Bonar wings showcase small, self-contained secure units with common rooms and gathering places. Each resident has their own room with ensuite bathroom.

Every aspect of our person-centered care approach is designed to alleviate the loneliness, boredom and helplessness often experienced by those living in care facilities.

For example:

  • Notice boards on each floor with the correct date and "thoughts for the day"
  • Outside each bedroom there is a bulletin board full of pictures of the resident's family and friends
  • An activities cabinet stocked with cards, games, books, etc. is always available to everyone to engage our Elders in purposeful, meaningful, spontaneous activities
  • Residents and families alike enjoy interacting with our resident pets and can be found stroking the cats, talking to our bunny, and watching the birds and fish can be relaxing.
  • Specially painted doors and walls that provide a comfy feeling while discouraging wandering
Without a doubt, the gardens are the crowning glory of Nanaimo Travellers Lodge. A number of gardens surround the building allowing every resident to have a garden view from their room. The gardens are maintained by a qualified landscape company and provide many areas for residents and activity staff to do their gardening. These gardens provide a place for quiet reflection, BBQ dinners or summer birthday parties.
Nanaimo Travellers Lodge
1298 Nelson Street Nanaimo, BC V9S 2K5
(250) 758-4676