Chartwell Thunder Bay

Experience flexible retirement living featuring gorgeous greenspace and wildlife sightings in Thunder Bay.

Chartwell Thunder Bay is a grand retirement residence in the Port Arthur area offering an independent living lifestyle to local seniors. Our stunning location is surrounded by Boreal Forest and within close walking distance of Boulevard Lake. Living along protected conservation area means our residents often enjoy wildlife sightings, including regular glimpses of white-tailed deer while dining alongside friends!

Though we enjoy the tranquility of nature due to our expansive property and greenspace, our retirement community featuring seniors’ townhomes is also nearby many convenient local amenities, including a shopping centre a mere five minutes away.

Feel at home—and part of our community

When you walk through our doors, you’ll be struck by the thoughtful design and rich colour palette of our senior living residence. Our home has a feeling of grandeur, thanks to our striking staircase, stone fireplace, soaring ceilings and bright dining room, featuring large windows overlooking our lush backyard. In addition to well-appointed studio and one-bedroom suites, we also have two-bedroom suites with two bathrooms and seniors’ townhomes—unique offerings in the Thunder Bay area.

Though our home feels spacious, you’ll find there’s a palpable sense of community among our residents and staff, who support and enjoy one another. Here, you may find yourself relaxing in our fireplace lounge with a good book, enjoying a great meal and conversation with friends in the dining room, or getting some fresh air as you travel the walking paths that wind around our building and connect to the nearby city hiking trail.

The social, worry-free lifestyle you deserve

At Chartwell Thunder Bay, we are all about choice and flexibility. In addition to delicious and nutritious meals and housekeeping, we offer a range of valuable personal support services that can help you feel your best, such as medication management and assistance with your morning or evening routine. You design what everyday life looks like for you, including whether you take advantage of the many lifestyle, fitness, and social experiences available to you.

A special area to enjoy with friends at Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
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Splendid common area of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
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Lovely living room in a suite of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Suite
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Spacious suites of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
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  • Splendid common area of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
  • The theatre of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
  • Lovely living room in a suite of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Suite
  • A suite of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
  • Spacious suites of Chartwell Thunder Bay Retirement Residence
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Flexible care and support

To ensure personalized support, our Care Assist program—an offering of à la carte wellness services and all-inclusive care packages—further provides you with the flexibility to add or remove services. This empowers you to create a customized care plan that meets your unique needs, preferences, and abilities so you can feel your best each day.

The dining experience

You can look forward to healthy, delicious meals at Chartwell Thunder Bay. Our culinary team offers a diverse array of menu items to fit your tastes and dietary needs. Presentation, nutrition, and freshness are always among our top priorities. Our residents enjoy seasonal menus, full breakfasts and snacks, in addition to classic entrées and freshly-prepared soups, salads and desserts. Other dining options include themed menus to celebrate holidays and other special events, meals for guests, family dinners and catering. Living in the seniors’ townhomes near our main residence? You may opt into our dining services for an additional fee too.

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Thunder Bay.

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Activities and amenities

Who decides how you spend your time at Chartwell Thunder Bay? You do, of course! Our activities offer tons of options. Take in a live musical performance right on site, or perhaps meet a new four-legged friend at a pet visit. Join your neighbours on a day trip in and around Thunder Bay aboard our comfortable shuttle bus to visit a restaurant or cultural attraction. Keep active with a senior fitness class or meet your neighbours for some friendly competition in the games room. Our personable staff are happy to provide an array of optional social, educational, and recreational activities and amenities to fit your interests and schedule.

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A selection of inviting suites

PROMO starting from $2,700/month

Choose from independent living studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, all with a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Some of our two-bedroom suites also feature two bathrooms as well. All these suites are pet-friendly.

Another option is our seniors’ townhomes, which are two-bedroom homes with a garage and full kitchen.

Senior living in Thunder Bay

At Chartwell Thunder Bay, you’ll live close to nature, with urban amenities nearby such as shopping, restaurants, and seniors’ centres. Our well-kept northside property on Arundel Street is flanked by mature trees, providing excellent birdwatching and wildlife sightings, and we’re near the beautiful, paved walking trails around Boulevard Lake. We’re just east of Highway 11-17, which takes you to different parts of the city and neighbouring communities like Nipigon. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is a 10-minute drive away.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Located on the shores of wild and scenic Lake Superior, Thunder Bay offers a variety of venues and attractions for active seniors and their families. Take in sweeping views of the great lake and its famous rock formation, the Sleeping Giant from Hillcrest Park, or enjoy the people-watching while you take a stroll at Boulevard Lake. Shopping opportunities abound at Intercity Shopping Centre, Goods & Co. Market, and the Thunder Bay Country Market. Head west to see the magnificent Kakabeka Falls, or east to the accessible boardwalk overlooking soaring cliffs at Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. Check out a live performance at Magnus Theatre or the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, or see the latest exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery or Thunder Bay Museum. You may want to try your luck at the local casino. Prince Arthur’s Landing also features breathtaking Superior views, with paved recreational trails that curve along the lakefront and summer festivals like free music performances at Live on the Waterfront.

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Shopping for retirement homes?

There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in..

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