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V!VA Barrhaven Reviews

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2


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You'll love the many events here, including Pancake Tuesdays, golf competitions, music events and more. The onsite pub and café are lively indoor hangouts where residents enjoy each other's company, and friendships grow. Golfers will love the Golf Simulator! Move here if you want to make your life suddenly better!



A great lifestyle in Ottawa

This is a beautiful Ottawa Region retirement setting, still very new, offering the best you can imagine in seniors' living. Chef-prepared dining, all new facilities, and a bevy of other luxuries are all important components of life here.

There's everything you might want here. The variety of exceptional features includes the V!VAlinks Golf Simulator, an indoor saltwater pool, and an onsite spa, complete with a resident massage therapist. The location is also hard to beat: close to the heart of Ottawa, but just far enough away from the busy downtown. On the west it's very accessible to the 416 (making it easy for family to visit), and to the east there is Stonebridge Golf Club and excellent walking paths along the scenic Rideau. To the north, there's all that central Ottawa offers: tourist sites, museums, Byward Market and other shopping.

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living

  •   Varies

  •   145 suites

Personal reviews of V!VA Barrhaven


Carol, my daughter-in-law, she had already looked at this, and she told me,' I think you'll like it.' And when I walked in the door, the main entrance, I thought I was in a hotel. Beautiful!
—Patricia, resident

We're so excited to have moved mom [here]. The staff have been amazing and so very helpful, and of course the place is stunning!
—Melissa Rainville, family member

At first she didn't want to move, of course, but she's loving it now!
—Robin, family member

I'm just so happy living in my apartment... my windows overlook the Victory Garden out back. It's a beautiful view. It's very safe: there's even a seat in the shower. And we've got alarms all over the place so if anyone gets in trouble all they have to do is ring it.
—Joyce, resident

Everybody we meet here is as happy as we are. Everybody gets along. There are no problems. You come into the dining room. You find someone to sit with and everybody's very congenial. We've been very, very pleased with that.
—Ted, resident

I highly recommend Viva Barrhaven. My father stayed here for a couple of months while he recovered from a leg injury. [It was] a wonderful place to live or recover. ... After visiting a few retirement homes, I was surprised that it didn't cost more than the others.
—Danielle P., family member

Other features of this retirement residence

  • Perks! café, as found in other V!VA communities:  fresh baked goods and coffee every day
  • Mel's Bar is the name of the onsite fully-licensed pub, where you can meet over beer or cocktails
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