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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 – April 10,2024

The Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry and Health Minister Dix have announced the end of respiratory illness season.  Given the decreased rates of viral respiratory infections in the community, additional infection prevention and control measures implemented in Fall 2023 in healthcare settings are no longer required at all times.

Effective April 10, 2024 :

  • Visitors will not be required to wear masks while visiting Columbus Residence, unless specifically required based on a Point of Care Risk Assessment (assessment by a health care worker that masking is required based on the risks of infection, including a resident’s symptoms, the type of interaction with residents, and the environment).
  • Active screening of visitors is no longer required.  Visitors are reminded to self-screen and not to visit when having any signs of illness.
  • Screeners are on-site 8:30am until 6:00pm and will be here to greet visitors and open the doors to visitors.  After 6:00pm, 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.
  • There will be no restrictions on gatherings, events or activities including visitors, indoor or outdoors, regardless of visitor vaccination status.

Please note that while masks are no longer a requirement, masks will be available for anyone who continues to want to wear a mask while visiting or working at Columbus Residence.

Thank you all for your continued patience and compliance with following the Ministry of Health restrictions over the past four years.  We appreciate the efforts everyone has made to minimize risk to our residents within our care home.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces once again!

Circle of Care Gala


We want to extend a very heartfelt Thank You to all our supporters of Columbus Residence!

Last year, we suddenly had to replace one of our bathtubs, so our amended goal for the gala was raised to $50,000 to purchase a second tub.  Thanks to your generosity, you helped us raise $29,495.52 – over half-way to our goal!  Your support has directly contributed to the continued enrichment, well-being and quality of life for each of our residents – you have made a difference!

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

See more on our Community & News page.

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

Cinco de Mayo Party!

Join the fiesta as we celebrate at our Cinco de Mayo Party on Thursday May 2nd at 3:00 p.m.  Music…

Mother’s Day Tea

In tribute to mothers everywhere we are holding a special Mother’s Day Tea on Thursday May 9th at 2:45 p.m.  Join…

Special Mother’s Day Dinner

We will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special dinner for residents on Sunday May 12th.

May Birthday Party

We will celebrate our May birthdays at our monthly Birthday Party on Thursday May 30th at 2:45 p.m.