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VIVA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K7A 6A9
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
145 suites (1-bed + den, 2-bed, Studio, 1-bed)

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Our Perspective


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!

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. Staff are compassionate and very involved with seniors, as many families and residents will attest to.

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.

Community’s Perspective

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Who are you as a community?

Just minutes from Manotick and Stittsville, V!VA Barrhaven is Ottawa's premier all-inclusive retirement community with some of the largest suites in Nepean. Enjoy V!VAlicious meals and treats throughout the day. Then get moving with our stunning amenities including a wellness spa, indoor saltwater pool, fitness studio, golf simulator, movie theatre, underground parking & more! Book your tour today!

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of VIVA Barrhaven

Stephanie Richardson, family member
"We are so happy that our Mother chose Viva! … Mom especially enjoys the fact that they have live music weekly. [She] is always in good spirits which has a lot to do with the surroundings and interactions. Their safety measures [during the COVID-19 quarantine] are beyond excellent and have kept us reassured. The keep our loved ones happy and safe!"

Susan Z., family member
"Staff are so helpful, kind and compassionate. One Concierge saw my Mom was sad and tearful and she comforted her. I so appreciate the kindness my Mom receives from staff. It truly is a caring and loving team"

Danielle P., family member
"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."

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,150


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $5,417


  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Transfers


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed + den $7,160 (Rent) +$895 per month
    2-bed $7,370 (Rent) +$895 per month
      Studio $4,150 (Rent) +$895 per month
        1-bed $5,800 (Rent) +$895 per month
          • Type: 1-bed + den
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $7,160
          • Size: Varies
          • Companion fee: +$895
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: 2-bed
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $7,370
          • Size: Varies
          • Companion fee: +$895
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: Studio
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $4,150
          • Size: Varies
          • Companion fee: +$895
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email

          • Type: 1-bed
          • Ownership: Rent
          • Cost: $5,800
          • Size: Varies
          • Companion fee: +$895
          • Details: not provided
          • Contact: email


          • Three (3) meals daily from a 4-week rotational menu served in our V!VA Dining Rooms • A la carte and daily feature menus including a Healthy Choice option at lunch and dinner • Snacks available in Perks! Café 24 hours a day

          Meal service : Bistro: (24 hours), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

          Seating type : Open seating

          Amenities & Services

          Residence Amenities & Services

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

          Programs & Activities

          Arts and Crafts
          Billiards/Pool Tables
          Brain Fitness
          Card Games
          Continued education
          Day Trips
          Exercise Program
          Movie Nights
          Religious & Holiday Services
          Resident social / activity club
          Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

          Staff & Care


          Medical and other support staff
          Registered Practical Nurses
          Personal Support Workers
          Doctorvisiting 2x/week

          Care services

          Care options available:

          • Guest stays available
          • Respite care available
          • Convalescent care
          • Private home-care allowed
          • Palliative care available

          Health Services:

          • Catheter care(with special assistance)
          • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
          • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
          • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
          • Ostomy care(with no special assistance)
          • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
          • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
          • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

          Move-in requirements

          • Medical form completed by family doctor
          • Personal Interview
          • TB test required

          Accreditation & Associations

          Blog & News

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          Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood in the southwest of the urban area of the city of Ottawa.

          V!VA Barrhaven is located at 275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K7A 6A9.

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