Seniors Rentals Available Winter 2023
116 Senior’s Independent Living Homes in the Beautiful City of Fort St. John, BC
Coming Winter 2023
Harlequin at Prairie Rose Park is an innovative Senior’s Independent Living Community that includes a collection of fully-appointed 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and studio Homes, universally designed for accessibility in the heart of Fort St. John.
Harlequin at Prairie Rose Park is proudly owned and operated by VRS Communities Society – a non-profit housing provider committed to housing affordability and seniors living services. At Harlequin, combined rents and full seniors services, including meals, programs, and housekeeping, start from only $2500 per month. The Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) program also helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes. SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over.
VRS continues to work with BC Housing in support of all available housing grant subsidies benefiting our seniors population. As grants and special subsidies become available from BC Housing, VRS directs those funds to delivering additional levels of affordability to those most in need.
Connected to Nature and the Community
Livable, modern floor plans
An innovative Independent Living Community and Clubhouse in Fort St. John offering meals, living services and lifestyle programs for seniors and persons with disabilities. Connected to nature and the community. Accessible to transit. Fully-appointed and spacious 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and studio homes designed for age-in-place, affordability, and accessibility. Fully accessible units and support services are also incorporated for persons living with disabilities.
Typical One Bedroom (Type A1)
59.8 sq m or 644 sf
Typical Two Bedroom (Type B1)
81.4 sq m or 876 sf
Design features include:
Stainless Steel Appliances
Wood-look laminate cabinets and durable countertops
Modern oversized wood millwork & roller-blinds
Wood-look plank flooring
Ceramic tile bathrooms and walk-in showers
Double-stainless steel sinks in the kitchen
Spacious patios and private yards
Private and guest parking with electric vehicle plug-ins
Secure in-suite storage lockers & bike storage
Community Clubhouse and Bistro
5-star dining room, great room lounge, and private dining
Games room, craft room, fitness room, e-learning centre and library
VRS Communities administration and health care offices
Harlequin Community gardens and patios
CMHC Universal Design
Quiet Neighbourhood Situated in Nature
Enjoy the Accessibility and Diversity of the Prairie Rose Park Masterplan Community
Centrally located in Fort St. John’s new Prairie Rose Park master-planned community. In the popular northeast community, close to Surerus Park, Whispering Winds, Panorama Ridge, the Fort St. John Hospital and Community Amenities. Located on a new park trailhead between 86th Street and Northern Lights Drive, with prairie and mountain views. Connected to a popular network of green spaces for hiking, running, dog walking, scooters, biking, baseball, and soccer.
Convenient access to transit, banks and shopping. The VRS Communities programs and services include 5-star meals and housekeeping, complimented by a community bistro, concierge, clubhouse, great room, lounge, games room, fitness room, e-learning & theatre room, health care centre, library, and community gardens. Within steps of the new master-planned community coffee shop, medical offices, clinics, pharmacy and corner grocery.
Accessible Housing Built with Quality and Intention
Meet the Harlequin Project Team
VRS Communities Society is a registered non-profit community organization that owns and operates innovative housing solutions across the Province of BC in partnership with BC Housing and the Provincial and Federal governments. We are proud to bring the City of Fort St. John residents Harlequin at Prairie Rose Park - a seniors rental housing solution with independent living services,
housed with the highest quality, craftsmanship, and building management.
Client Group VRS Communities Society
Developer PEACE Holdings Inc.
Construction Manager & General Contractor PEACE Enterprises Construction Ltd.
Architect EFG Architects
Structual Engineering Consultant Design Works Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Consultant Design Works Engineering
Electrical Engineering Consultant Design Works Engineering
Envelope Consultant Design Works Engineering
Civil & Surveyor Consultant Tyron Engineering
Code Consultant Celerity Engineering
Landscape Architect WLA Group
Geotechnical Consultant Metro Engineering
Quantity Surveyor Concosts Consultants
Energy Modeller Design Works Engineering
Interior Design Emerge Design
Environmental Roy Northern
Welcome to a New Way Forward with Us
VRS Communities Society – Because Seniors deserve our very best. Live and thrive in your own home, your own community, with programs and services by VRS. Should you want to know more about our society, visit our website here.
At VRS Communities, we believe in providing seniors with an authentic and empathetic living experience. With almost 50 years of experience raising standards for affordable living in British Columbia, we’re focused on carrying this promise through to our Seniors’ residences.
We’re new, and we’re listening – to what our seniors want, to what they need, and most importantly, to how they like to live. With the recent expansion of 11 independent and assisted living communities, as well as ongoing new multi-generational developments, we continue to work for you, not shareholders.
Service is at the heart of what we do and we’re here to work for you. We stand by our five-star service guarantee and believe in creating an experience that is best-in-class for our residents and their families.
Programs and Services you can expect at Harlequin at Prairie Rose Park
With exceptionally caring and helpful VRS staff, residents enjoy housekeeping services, a bistro, 5-star meals in our great room, traditional cultural cuisine nights, a library, music concerts, pub and games nights, special evening dancing, visiting and enjoying each other’s company, bridge and cribbage, bingo events, sacred spaces, movie nights, and mini-bus trip outings.
Best of all there are indoor and outdoor exercises three times a week: chair yoga, Tai Chi, and Balance Classes, as well as a well-appointed fitness room for residents to use.