Vancouver Independent Living

It might be the best move you've ever made!

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Independent living communities are an ideal way to make a change that will improve all aspects of your daily living. There are a number of excellent communities spread throughout the Greater Vancouver area, from West Vancouver and Burnaby to Surrey and Langley and Abbotsford. Those below are currently accepting new clients, and they're open to your questions. Below the list we offer further information and advice on how to know when it's time to move, how to find the right home, and the costs.

Independent living retirement homes

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Tapestry at Wesbrook Village  

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6

Tapestry at Wesbrook VIllage is an active aging community that offers residents unlimited opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and improve their physical, mental and social well-being.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Shannon Oaks - Vancouver  

2526 Waverley Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5S 4W1

Shannon Oaks offers amenity spaces that will delight: gardens, lounges, library, country kitchen, games room, exercise room, courtyard patios - even a golf putting green. Meet new friends and live life to the fullest!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

OPAL by Element  

438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M

438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0M5 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Chelsea Park  

1968 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5N 5K3

A boutique residence with a homelike ambience where you can enjoy your independence while receiving quality hospitality services. Offering intimate, well designed, comfortable and affordable living for Seniors.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk  

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk is an active aging community that offers residents unlimited opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and improve their physical, mental and social well-being.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Granville Gardens  

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3

Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Communities listed below are outside of Vancouver

Wisteria Place  

4388 Garry Street, Richmond, British Columbia, V7E 2V2

Wisteria Place, beckons to active seniors seeking vibrant and satisfying daily life. Majestic views, park greenery, a Zen garden and Koi pond, bring nature, beauty, and peace. Let us welcome you home to life in harmony.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Sunstone Apartments  

10775 Delsom Crescent, Delta, British Columbia, V4C 0A8

Sunstone Rentals is the newest retirement community located in North Delta. A 70 unit independent living facility for those 55+, offers retirement community living for those downsizing.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living

Pacific Carlton Seniors Community  

15366 17th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, V4A 1T9

Pacific Carlton features the largest senior suites in South Surrey and White Rock - perfect for couples! With a vibrant lifestyle, homestyle cooking, and 24/7 support, Pacific Carlton is the perfect place to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living

Summerhill PARC  

135 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 1R7

Summerhill PARC near the heart of Lonsdale and 15th Avenue in beautiful North Vancouver offers a highly social retirement community living experience. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Westerleigh PARC  

725 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 0B3

Westerleigh PARC offers refined independent living in one of West Vancouver's most sought after addresses. Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Courtyard Gardens  

7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2

Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term care

Mulberry PARC  

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9

Mulberry PARC is a welcoming home and community in the heart of Burnaby, BC with the largest 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom retirement home suites available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Gilmore Gardens  

4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1

Like a condominium, you furnish your suite with the comforts from your home, including pets. At Gilmore Gardens, it's the people, residents and staff alike, that make this independent senior living community so special.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Cedar Springs PARC  

3633 Mount Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 0A9

Located near Mt. Seymour in Vancouver's North Shore, Cedar Springs PARC offers retirement living within a beautiful natural environment. 1- and 2-bedroom suites available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Thornebridge Gardens  

649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2

Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Arbourside Court  

13751 - 74th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, V3W 1A8

Welcome to Arbourside Court, a retirement home in the heart of Surrey, BC. Proudly serving our senior residents since 2001. Many activities to enjoy and new friendships to be made, we are always bustling with laughter.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Read retirement home testimonials and hear from dozens of others who have moved into independent living and other retirement communities, and come to love life in their new home. 

Benefits of living in a retirement community

Why do people move into an independent living retirement community? There are several reasons that might spark the decision but the best reason to move into a retirement residence is that it will improve your life in every way: you'll move into a bright, newly updated community complete with a ready-made set of new friends, and you'll have more to do than you ever might have dreamed of.

Common reasons others move into an independent living seniors' community:
Tired of living alone. People are social beings, no matter what their age. Living alone is no fun; it's lonely. After moving into Vancouver seniors' community you'll find just that: a community of fellow seniors. Imagine this: you step outside the door of your suite, and there is always someone to talk to, someone to do something with, and there's almost always something to do. The social aspect of living in a retirement community is probably the single greatest reason why people feel so highly rejuvenated after moving into a community, why they suddenly feel healthier and happier than they have in a long time, and why they grow to love their new home.

You've had a scare. Fear of a fall or other calamity in the home is one of the most common reasons for the move into a retirement community. Moving into a retirement community where there is someone to look out for you gives both you and your family peace of mind. But if you move into the right community you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy living in a retirement home!

You'd love having someone else take care of all the little things. Some of those little things are really not all that little. Cooking meals, especially, is something people who live alone find tiresome. The move into a retirement community solves that problem in ways you might never have imagined. Many independent living retirement communities in Vancouver and area serve up five-star dining and have onsite pubs and cafes that make eating a pleasure again. Housekeeping and laundry are just a couple other things that will be a thing of your past here. 

retirement tour handbookThe Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist is an indispensable resource, providing you with questions you won't think of on your own, becoming a guidebook as you tour communities. It will focus your tour and provide you with a workbook critical to making the right decision. 

Private assisted living

You may find that, in fact, you really need assisted living. People who have remained independent in their own home may have sometimes done so with the help of a family caregiver or may have had help from someone who is no longer able to help. We take a much closer look at adjusting to further care, with a list of these retirement communities from throughout the city. Find out more about private assisted living in Vancouver.

Independent living costs in Vancouver

The following lists retirement homes cost in different Greater Vancouver locations. 

Suite type
Cost/mo (starting)
Surrey, BC
400 sq ft
1 br
539 sq ft
Vancouver proper
380 sq ft
Vancouver proper
2 br +
964 sq ft

Are you ready to move?

In our new guide to making the move, we look at facing your own last minute trepidation, things to get excited about and how communities welcome you.

Take a full look at adjusting to independent living.

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