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Origin at Longwood Independent Living

Independent Living
in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Vancouver Island’s Premier Independent Living Community

Origin at Longwood offers a choice of spacious suites, including one bedroom and two bedroom senior apartments. Each suite features large windows offering a variety of exposures to Nanaimo’s breathtaking vistas or Longwood’s pristine forests – most suites also feature a private balcony or patio.

Enjoy access to fine dining, our Evergreen Salon and Spa, hospitality services, engaging classes and programs, and off-site excursions.

The Origin Way

Our independent living services come with access to all of Origin at Longwood’s amenities. From private apartments to delicious, chef-prepared meals, and housekeeping, it’s all you need to live a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Life Enrichment

  • Fitness Classes
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Art Classes
  • Gardening Club
  • Craft Lessons
  • Off-Site Excursions


  • Spacious One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Apartments
  • Views of the Bay and Forests
  • Large Windows and Abundant Natural Light
  • Personal Kitchenettes
  • Private Bathroom
  • Cable Television
  • Balcony or Patios Available


  • The Rusty Mackeral Pub
  • The Harvest Dining Room
  • Saltwater Pool and Sauna
  • Evergreen Salon and Spa
  • Craft Kitchen
  • General Store
  • The Longwood Theatre
  • Gardener’s Greenhouse