Lead a fulfilling, social, and active retirement in a welcoming, bilingual setting.
Chartwell Héritage is an established retirement residence in Vanier offering independent living suites with flexible care services, as well as independent seniors’ apartments for older adults looking to benefit from a worry-free lifestyle centred on freedom and convenience. We boast a strong local reputation in the Franco-Ontarian community due to our tenured team of staff, many of whom have been with us for over 20 years! You’ll find the French value of family runs deep in our retirement home, where residents, visitors and staff form a tight-knit community that supports and celebrates one another.
An independent lifestyle with the support you desire
The lifestyle at Chartwell Héritage is one of leisure, comfort, and fulfillment. Worry-free independent living services like delicious and nutritious meals, housekeeping, 24-hour staff on-site and optional personal support services allow you to focus on what brings you enjoyment in life. When you aren’t relaxing in the privacy of your suite, you may find yourself socializing with fellow residents and staff, participating in an exercise class or favourite hobby, or perhaps exploring our local community on an organized outing. We offer a variety of optional leisure and entertainment experiences for an active and engaging lifestyle.
An inviting Franco-Ontarian community to call home
One of the biggest benefits of life at Chartwell Héritage is our welcoming bilingual community in Vanier. We enjoy a lush suburban location and are close to many convenient amenities, such as St. Laurent Shopping Centre, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, restaurants and much more. Conveniently, we are also less than a five-minute drive to Hôpital Montfort. With so many great destinations nearby, going out with friends and family or running errands is made easy.
Providing seniors with two retirement living options that complement their dynamic lifestyle, Chartwell Héritage delivers on a living experience that strikes the perfect balance between independence and worry-free support.
The dining experience
At Chartwell Héritage, flexibility and variety are always on the menu! The choice is yours, with a daily menu that highlights delicious, nutritious food prepared and presented by our food service team. Relax over your meal with attentive service by our bilingual staff. We are pleased to offer wine service as well. If you would like to host your friends and family, just book a catered gathering in our private dining room. À la carte meal packages are available to our seniors’ apartment residents too!
Activities and amenities
It’s easy to stay connected and engaged with your neighbours when everyone is drawn to an array of interesting amenities and activities right on site. Discover a new hobby or revisit a beloved pastime, such as yoga, darts, or an artistic workshop. Enjoy live performances by talented entertainers or engage in a lively discussion with a guest speaker. Visit our fitness room to join in an exercise class, or pursue your own exercise program. Don’t care to drive all the time? You’re welcome to join your peers for a day trip aboard our comfortable bus to go shopping, sightseeing, or to visit an attraction or restaurant in and around Ottawa.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $1,300/month
There are a variety of well-appointed independent living options at Chartwell Héritage. In our retirement residence, choose from pet-friendly studio or one-bedroom suites. In our adjacent seniors’ apartment building, you can select a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom layout, all with full kitchens.
Retirement living in Vanier
Chartwell Héritage is an established part of a welcoming bilingual community in Ottawa’s Vanier area, tucked into an attractive suburb. Our location on Wilson Street, southwest of Highway 34 and Aviation Parkway, means that it’s easy to access the many urban amenities nearby. We’re close to grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, restaurants and much more. We’re also less than a five-minute drive to Hôpital Montfort.
Things to do in Vanier
Active seniors will find that there’s lots to do and see in Vanier, an historic hub of Franco-Ontarian culture. Just a few kilometers east of downtown Ottawa, it offers an array of interesting shops, eateries, and attractions. Be sure to take a look at the area’s many colourful outdoor murals or visit Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, which features contemporary Francophone art. Vanier Museopark offers a closer look at the area’s history, including maple syrup-making in the spring. Do a little shopping along Montreal Road or seasonally at Beechwood Market in Optimiste Park. Eateries like Quelque Chose bakery, Capital Fare Café and Tangerine Pizza are local favourites. Of course, the incredible array of Ottawa’s galleries, museums, theatres, sports venues, and restaurants are just a short drive away as well, in addition to well-loved events like Canada Day celebrations, seasonal festivals on Sparks Street, and the scenic paved walking paths along the Rideau Canal.
Shopping for retirement homes?
There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in.