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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Shannon Oaks - Vancouver 

2526 Waverley Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5S 4W1
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New renovation opened Feb, 2023

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
146 suites (1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Shannon Oaks - Vancouver

Older Vancouverites will find a bright, welcoming retirement home in South Vancouver’s Shannon Oaks. Those who are currently living alone in a place that’s no longer suited to them will find this is an especially ideal place to live. You’ll discover friendly, kind people your own age, served by exceptionally helpful staff in a setting that’s wonderfully comfy and homey. It’s ideally suited to seniors, built and run with their needs in mind.

Pull up to Shannon Oaks and the impressive stone-and-wood exterior will immediately invite you to take a closer look. We love the bright lobby, naturally lit by floor-to-ceiling windows, and accented by colourful carpeting. As you look around, you’ll recognize an attention to detail that speaks to a desire to create a lovely home for seniors. It feels like a luxury hotel, but for the fact that people you see are so obviously at home here.

You’ll meet a number of people who have lived in this community for five, ten years or longer. There are some obvious reasons why they love it here. Staff provide loving care, and are well-trained and experienced in accommodating the needs of seniors. Dining is excellent, with the dining room carrying over the elegance of the rest of the interior.

There are many other noteworthy features at Shannon Oaks, including exceptionally spacious, well-appointed suites that are accessible and kept immaculate by cleaning staff. You’re free to bring your own furniture, personalizing the space as much as you see fit. That said, people don’t want to spend a lot of time in their apartments. There’s a variety of activities and amenities right here that will let you fill your day with fun and socializing, including a lively games room, exercise space, library, and more.

Community’s Perspective

How Shannon Oaks - Vancouver sees itself

Who are you as a community?

While living at Shannon Oaks, you can choose from a variety of daily activities, relax in our many lounges or enjoy our lavish courtyard gardens. There you’ll find seasonal blossoms: roses, azaleas, & rhododendrons as well as a winding brook, a golf putting green and a greenhouse where you can nurture your ‘inner-gardener'. Have dinner with friends in our private dining room, and after retire to the privacy of your own beautifully appointed suite. All-inclusive services include fine dining, weekly housekeeping, daily activities and 24-hour emergency response.

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What people with insider's knowledge of Shannon Oaks - Vancouver shared with Comfort Life.

Joe Meier had an insider’s view of how life at Shannon Oaks is a blessing to seniors living there. He shares how both his mom’s life⁠ and his have changed since she moved there.

Alison offers a moving testimonial to the transformative power of the excellent atmosphere and lifestyle at Shannon Oaks.

Reviews of Shannon Oaks - Vancouver

What residents and their loved ones say about Shannon Oaks - Vancouver in reviews.

Joe Meier, family member

"It has a feeling of home, or maybe even better than home... It's like a cruise ship on land and there's just all the facilities. [Mom] doesn't have to worry about her meals. My mom doesn't drive, so [before] that was just something that was very difficult. All her shopping is taken care of for her now. And it's got a lovely inner courtyard. Mom didn't get out of her suite very much [at first but] now she phones me. She says, oh, I walked around the courtyard two or three times tonight.... She ge..."

Donna Miller, family member

"My sister has lived at Shannon Oaks since September of 2014. She has been very happy there and I have found the staff and administration very kind, considerate and competent in all of their interactions with her and me, I am her main support system and I do not live in Vancouver so it is a huge relief to know that she is safe and cared for. It is a beautiful facility and the residents are friendly, helpful and from my observation live their life adhering to their Christian values in terms of how..."

Jennifer Smith, family member

"Shannon Oaks is a wonderful place with great staff. Thank you Shannon Oaks for your help and support. (posted to Google, 2014)"

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,730


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 500 $4,730 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 611 $5,450 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
2-bed 680 $6,300 (Rent) +$800 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,730
  • Size: 500sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,450
  • Size: 611sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,300
  • Size: 680sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$800
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
  • Contact: email


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

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Community Garden
Baby center
Day care for children
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Out patient programs
Hot Tub
Wheelchair (scooter)
Party room
Wheelchair (electric)
Putting Green
Wheelchair Accessible
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wellness Center

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Billiards/Pool Tables
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care


Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 1
  • Weekends: 1
  • Nights: 1

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

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Shannon Oaks - Vancouver is located at 2526 Waverley Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5S 4W1.

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