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Accommodation

A home away from home

 

People diagnosed with cancer face many challenges. Travelling to a distant location for treatment away from family and friends can be particularly overwhelming. With more than 30 years of experience, the Canadian Cancer Society has found that a welcoming, caring environment helps meet the practical and emotional needs of those in treatment for cancer away from home. The Canadian Cancer Society operates four reasonably priced lodges in close proximity to cancer treatment centres in Vancouver, the Southern Interior, on the Island and Northern BC.

 

Guests have the opportunity to meet others on a cancer journey. It is a safe, supportive environment where guests understand what others are going through and can share experiences.

 

The lodges have a range of amenities and services, including nutritious food (three meals are included in the daily rate), WiFi connectivity and a wig and breast prosthesis bank to meet the needs of cancer patients. There is easy access to information and Staff are on-site 24 hours a day to provide support and information to guests.

 

Rooms are shared with ensuite and some offer a queen bed option. Whenever possible, loved ones can stay with guests. Facilities are smoke-free, scent-free and wheelchair accessible. There is a reasonable user fee for lodge guests which includes meals.

 

For hours, locations and more, check out the lodge nearest you.

 

Jean C Barber Lodge

J. C. Barber Lodge 

The Jean C Barber Lodge is conveniently located across from the BC Cancer Agency and within walking distance to the Vancouver General Hospital, Eye Care Center, and Skin Care Clinic. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the area and we are minutes away from downtown Vancouver. The lodge also has easy access to transit. A pay parking lot is available across the street with hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rates.

 

Amenities 

  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor patio
  • Activity room (TV, computers, internet, games, pool table)
  • Daffodil Shop
  • Library/resource room
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • In room Wi-Fi
  • Pay phones

Services

  • Meals available
  • Freemason drivers for transport to medical appointments
  • Wig bank with free wig fittings and head shaving by appointment
  • Breast prosthesis bank
  • Relaxation sessions
  • Healing touch sessions
  • Look Good Feel Better program
  • Van outings
  • Yoga Meditation, Yoga Relaxation, and Yoga Breathing
  • Blain-Nutter Listening Room

To prepare for your visit, read about some general informationadmissions checklist and frequently asked questions.

 

Address: 575 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C3



Reservations: Phone: (604) 879-9131 Fax: (604) 675-7131

Vancouver Island Lodge

Vancouver Island Lodge 

The Vancouver Island Lodge is across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. Located in a residential area of Victoria, there is easy access to public transit, shopping, banking and entertainment. Limited paid parking is available on site; reservations are recommended.

 

Amenities

  • Shared rooms with ensuites
  • Nutritious and appealing meals
  • TV lounges
  • Outdoor patio
  • Activity rooms with computer & wireless internet service, games, pool table & exercise equipment
  • Library/resource room
  • Access to laundry
  • Pay phone

Services

  • Lodge shuttle van provides complimentary transportation to and from Cancer Centre
  • Assistance with booking Society Volunteer drivers for local medical appointments
  • Assistance with booking Volunteer driver services between the Vancouver Island Lodge and home communities
  • Complimentary wigs and hairdressing services
  • Access to Look Good Feel Better program

 

The Lodge is open Monday to Friday. It is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

 

Address: 2202 Richmond Road Victoria, BC V8R 4R5

Reservations: Phone: (250) 592-2662 Fax: (250) 592-7616


The Canadian Cancer Society thanks the City of Victoria for generously providing a property tax exemption to Vancouver Island Lodge.


Southern Interior Rotary Lodge

Southern Interior Lodge 

Since opening in 1998, our staff and volunteers at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge have done their best to provide a home away from home experience. From free parking to periodic volunteer entertainment performances, we do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Lodge is located next to the cancer clinic and hospital, close to Okanagan Lake, city parks and downtown.

 

Amenities

  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor patio
  • Activity room (TV, computers, internet, games, pool table)
  • Daffodil Shop
  • Library/resource room
  • On-site laundry
  • Meals available

Services

  • Freemason drivers for transport to medical appointments as well as to and from the lodge for many out of town guest is available
  • Wig bank and head covers with fittings by appointment
  • Breast prosthesis bank
  • Look Good Feel Better program
  • Cancer information and support

The lodge is open seven days a week, with closures at Christmas and Easter.

 

Address: 2251 Abbott Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1E2



Reservations: Phone: (250) 712-2203 Fax: (250) 712-2275

Kordyban Lodge

Kordyban Lodge 

The Kordyban Lodge is the face of compassionate, supportive services that truly improve the quality of life for those on a cancer journey. The lodge provides accommodation for cancer patients and their caregivers from Northern BC who need to travel for outpatient cancer care to Prince George.

 

Amenities

  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor patio & BBQ
  • Activity room (TV, computers, internet, games, pool table)
  • Daffodil Shop
  • Library/resource room
  • Guest laundry

Services

  • Freemason drivers for transport to medical appointments
  • Wig bank
  • Breast prosthesis bank
  • Cancer information and support
  • Healing touch sessions
  • Look Good Feel Better program
  • Hair Styling
  • Spiritual Room
  • Limited paid parking available
  • Family Room

Address: 1100 Alward Street, Prince George BC V2M 7B1

Reservations: Phone: (250) 562-3535 Email: kordybanlodge@bc.cancer.ca

 

Kordyban Lodge was recognized in March 2014 as part of the 10th annual Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards for its innovative use of wood certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard. Click here for more information.