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Paloma & Usha
Paloma Leon, Recreation Coordinator & Jean

Columbus Residence Vancouver BC

A Loving & Homelike Environment

We are a non-profit society offering long-term care services and dementia care for 76 residents. We also provide 23 one bedroom apartments for independently living tenants.

We are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

At Columbus Residence we are committed to providing the highest standard of care in a warm, loving and homelike environment. We support and encourage each resident’s unique personhood and our care services are holistic and wellness oriented as we address the physical, spiritual, emotional, social and educational needs of our residents.

We strive to create a sense of community and our dedicated team of staff are here to ensure our residents are kept safe and comfortable.

Columbus Residence is a non-profit organization founded by the Knights of Columbus, Vancouver Council 1081. Our faith based residence is shaped by our beliefs and values, by the residents and tenants living here, and by our committed staff, board of directors and volunteers.

Visiting Columbus Residence

                                  Updated – September 28, 2023

We received information that the Ministry of Health is scheduled to announce on Thursday, September 28th, changes to the infection control measures in LTC homes.

Effective October 3, 2023:

  • Staff and all visitors (family, contractors, volunteers) are required to wear a mask while in the building. The only exception to this is that visitors may remove their masks while in a resident’s room.
  • Screening of all visitors will resume at the entrance to the building.
  • Visitors are not required to provide their vaccination status and they will not be required to undergo rapid antigen test.
  • Staff cannot eat with or share food with residents. Visitors cannot eat with or share food with residents outside the resident’s room or resident kitchen if prebooked.


Building Entry after 5 pm, visitors will need to be in contact with the nurse on the care floor of your loved one, so that they can assist with entry to the building.  Patience is required as someone will need to attend the Front Entrance to open the door and there may be a wait due to staff assisting residents.

If you are sick, with any symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, please stay home, and wait to visit until you do not have any further symptoms. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in minimizing risk to your loved one, all residents and our staff and community.

Seeking Donations

In an effort to serve our residents, we are looking for donations for our library.

We would appreciate any Chinese books for our residents to read, preferably with large print. Donations can be made directly to our Screening and Reception team at the entrance to our building. Additionally, you can reach out to our Recreation Department at 604.321.4405 ext: 124

Our Location

Our residence is located in South Vancouver in the Marpole district. We are conveniently close to major transit routes including a Canada Line skytrain station just two blocks east at Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive. Bridge access to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport is just a few blocks away.  » View Location Map

Support Columbus Residence

Donors play a tremendous role in helping us fulfill our Mission by sponsoring our varied programs and services and by providing funds to enhance the physical comfort and peacefulness of our home.

Letters of Appreciation

Light Up for Christ – December 5

We begin our Advent journey with an evening of Scripture, prayer, hymns and illumination of our courtyard on Tuesday December 5th…

Deck the Halls – December 7

We’ll be trimming our Christmas Tree on Thursday December 7th and decking the halls of Columbus Residence with Christmas cheer.

Van Strings Performance – December 10

Van Strings will be coming to hold a special concert just for our residents on December 10.

Let’s Make Cookies – December 12

The Recreation Department has dedicated Tuesday December 12th to making Christmas cookies.