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Mulberry PARC

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
146 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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Mulberry PARC

Our Perspective


For all of the features onsite, it's the people that make this truly great. Mulberry PARC broadcasts itself as "a welcoming community" and that's truly a focus. The knitting group is just one example of a friendship circle (a "great group of ladies," says one member) within the larger community. Ideal for families from Burnaby and New Westminster, and for seniors who want to be closer to family here, it's a spectacular retirement home experience. Here, it's easy to pursue previous passions or try out new interests.

This is a superb retirement community in the heart of Burnaby for independent seniors who want to feel rejuvenated and revitalized. PARC is the maker of numerous excellent retirement communities throughout the Greater Vancouver area, and Mulberry is a fine example of their work in a prime suburban location.

Interior amenities include a fireplace lounge, library and billiards room, along with a spa. There's an elegantly appointed main floor dining room, serving chef-prepared meals and desserts. You'll love the spacious patio on the outdoor terrace, ideal for summer visits with family, to play chess with the giant chess set, or to just sit out and bask in the sunshine. Suites are decorated in very tasteful colours and styles, with spectacular views of the city; included are spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and other modern features ideal for seniors.

Community’s Perspective

We asked Mulberry PARC to answer the following questions:

Who are you as a community?

Located on Acorn Avenue in Burnaby across from HighGate Village Mall, Mulberry PARC provides easy access to shops and services, transit, Edmonds Seniors Centre, Eastburn Community Centre, library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks. PARC’s health and wellness program, Independent Living+, offers residents access to fitness facilities, hobby rooms, nutritious menu choices, exceptional chef-prepared dining, and a Wellness Nurse.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Mulberry PARC has not responded to this question yet.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

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What might residents find surprising about your community?

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Mulberry PARC

Dorothy, resident
"We keep very busy here. When people say they're bored, it's because they're not doing anything. Here, there's always something to do."

Marie, resident
"[Knitting-For-A-Cause, one weekly group] is a wonderful social time ... [some members] would say to me they hadn't knit in years and I decided to change that. It brings them out of their suites and out of their shells. Their disposition improves."

Donna, resident
"There's lot to do here. I really appreciate the flexibility and freedom here because I've always been very busy in my life."

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Interview videos

Senior VP Sales & Marketing and Marketing Manager, PARC Retirement Living

  • In this Perspective:
  • In our interview with Louisa Flinn, vice president of sales and marketing, along with Anna Louie, marketing director, of PARC Retirement Living they share with us how they’ve seen the industry grow and evolve in recent years, new trends developing, and how PARC both anticipates and drives those.

General Manager

  • In this Perspective:
  • Michael Traquaire is the general manager of Mulberry PARC, an active living retirement community in Burnaby, B.C. offering independent living services.
  • 0:55 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:20 - What drew you to this field, and to Mulberry PARC?
  • 2:28 - What first struck you about the residence when you first joined?
  • 3:48 - How would you describe the lifestyle at Mulberry PARC?
  • 4:43 - What makes Mulberry PARC unique in the area?
  • 6:05 - What’s the connection between the residence and the community of Burnaby?
  • 6:42 - Do residents come to Mulberry PARC from outside of Burnaby as well?
  • 8:01 - What are some of your popular programs and features?
  • 9:55 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 11:03 - How do you build your menus?
  • 12:19 - Is there an event or occasion you always look forward to?
  • 13:38- Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 15:09 - What’s your advice for families who disagree about making this move?
  • 16:58 - How do you keep families outside the residence informed?
  • 18:24 - How has Mulberry PARC reflected industry changes?
  • 19:49- Is there a level of need that you can’t accommodate, and if so how do you help residents find their next home?
  • 21:21- What do you see coming up for the residence in the next five or ten years?
  • 23:36 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,185

Our health and wellness programs, resources and support are all available to you and will further enhance your health and happiness here. Our exclusive Independent Living+ program is offered at no additional charge and is specifically designed to support you with your health and wellness, increase your mental and physical fitness, and keep you socially connected.


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 385 $3,280 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
1-bed 470 $4,295 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
2-bed 718 $5,550 (Rent) +$790 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,280
  • Size: 385sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,295
  • Size: 470sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,550
  • Size: 718sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$790
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
    • Stove
  • Contact: email


Our talented culinary teams thrive on creating a daily array of menu choices that are full of flavour and variety. Our Executive Chefs come from high-end hotels and restaurants and you’ll see their passion for food and hospitality come through in the delicious food they prepare everyday. Menu options don’t come down in a cookie-cutter approach from head office. At each residence, the Executive Chef and their culinary teams plan, prep and create their menu options to fit the tastes of their unique communities. Menus are designed around whole grains, fresh produce (some grown onsite in our own gardens), the right amount of protein and plenty of nutrients. In addition to regular well-balanced foods, we’re pleased to offer PARC SMART portion-controlled entrees which are low in sodium, saturated fat and concentrated sugars.

Meal service : Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Michael Traquair

Michael has over 20 years of experience in hospitality management. He transitioned to the seniors living industry in 2012 because he wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of seniors. Michaels says that helping them live life to the fullest has been a tremendously enriching experience for him.

Fun fact: while working as a chef at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in 2002, Michael was chosen to cook for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!

Michael enjoys playing and coaching children’s hockey, cooking, and fishing and hunting in the outdoors.


Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses8 hrs/day
Foot care specialistvisiting 3x/week

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Medication charted by exception(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

After a personal interview, a follow-up interview with our on-site Wellness Nurse or a Family Physician may be required

• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

The pandemic has been a tough time for seniors and their loved ones across Canada. But through it all, Mulberry PARC (along with all PARC communities) has stayed ahead of the curve, keeping our residents safe and healthy, and our communities COVID-19-free.

This is partly thanks to our well-trained team, who quickly and proactively implemented provincial government health-and-safety protocols. But independent retirement communities like PARC are also uniquely positioned to keep residents safe during a pandemic, with multiple layers of defense already in place, from onsite wellness nurses to established sanitization and emergency protocols. As well, we offer chef-prepared meals, weekly suite housekeeping, and private transportation – lifelines when busy grocery stores and public spaces pose risks to seniors.

To protect our residents from COVID-19, we've implemented extra sanitization, physical distancing, mandatory face masks for employees, free resources for residents to shop, and socialize online and family meet-up centres with plexiglass barriers and virus-prevention filtration systems.

Mulberry PARC is as committed as ever to creating safe, independent, respectful, and healthy communities for our residents.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Mulberry PARC

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

PARC Living Responds to COVID-19

by PARC Retirement Living

Health & Safety is our highest priority PARC is treating the COVID-19 virus very seriously, given the severe health consequences this virus would have on our residents.

Preventing Senior Falls

by PARC Retirement Living

One-third of people aged 65 years and over typically fall once or more in any calendar year. The good news? There is plenty you can do to help prevent falls from happening.

Real Life Resident Stories - Jim

by Mulberry PARC

“Everything you need is here.” For Jim, life began in the Kootenays, and although he left as a young man, his heart remains in Kaslo, BC. So much so, that Jim and his wife Ruth, hobbyis...

PARC Retirement Living provides financial assistance to senior-focused programs

by Mulberry PARC

PARC Retirement Living was very pleased to present sponsorship cheques recently to two Burnaby associations whose efforts and values are well aligned with PARC’s. On Tuesday, July 21st, Mulbe...

Preventing Falls

by Mulberry PARC

One moment you’re reaching for that teapot on the upper shelf of your kitchen. The next, you’re on the floor writhing in pain, chastising yourself for having not been more careful. It&r...

Real Life Resident Stories - Margaret

by Mulberry PARC

 “This was a good move.” Margaret moved into independent retirement living some years sooner than she had planned, and she hasn’t regretted it for a minute. While researching...

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Located on Kingsway in Burnaby, Mulberry PARC is across the street from HighGate Village Mall, full of shops, services and anything else you need. Within a few blocks, you’ll find the Edmonds Seniors Centre, the Eastburn Community Centre, a library, parks, medical facilities, churches and banks. From Mulberry PARCs front door, you can take a bus to Metrotown, or catch the SkyTrain nearby. The location provides the ultimate in convenience, yet resides in the quietude of a leafy neighbourhood street adjacent to the Highland Park Trail walkway.

Mulberry PARC is located at 7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9.

What's nearby:

Edmonds Skytrain
Edmond's Senior Centre
Highgate Village Mall
Metropolis at Metrotown
SilverCity Metropolis

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