Bar-V-Nook Supportive Living

Bar-V-Nook is a modern and welcoming supportive living community located in the town of Smoky Lake, Alberta. Bar-V-Nook first opened 40 lodge suites in 2015. Then, a 60-suite lodge expansion was completed in 2018, and now 41 suites offer Memory Care and Designated Supportive Living (to DSL4-DSL4D), as well as independent supportive living Bar-V-Nook Manor lodge suites and market apartments.

The name ‘Bar-V-Nook’ is derived from barvinok, a Ukrainian periwinkle symbolizing faithfulness, and living in peace throughout the seasons of life. The rich cultural history of the surrounding community and farmland is reflected in many aspects of day-to-day life at Bar-V-Nook Manor. The Bar-V-Nook kitchen team produces excellent meals and snacks, much of it a cultural tribute to residents’ traditional foods. The dining room is bright and cheerful with windows looking out to the grounds.

Four enclosed courtyards provide a well-tended and sheltered spot for residents and guests to enjoy the outdoors. Some suites display courtyard views, while others, especially the upper floors of the three-storey Independent Supportive Living expansion, provide residents with wonderful views of the town, farms, rolling hills and forests. A spacious new third-floor deck is a choice destination for outdoor gatherings.

Bar-V-Nook is within easy walking distance from the town centre with its pharmacy, grocery store, post office, restaurant, drop-in centre, and churches. And Bar-V-Nook’s recreation coordinator gets active and creative alongside residents, with exercises, games, activities and outings, as well as organizing guest performances and coordinating visits from school and cultural groups.


Designated Supportive Living (DSL4 and DSL4D) (41 suites):

Base Rent per suite is $2,132.00 monthly as set annually by Alberta Health for both DSL4 and DSL4D. Additional charges for laundry service, internet and satellite TV.

Studios with courtyard access

Benefits include:

Services provided:

Services available for an additional fee:


Application Process:

Designated Supportive Living (DSL4) placement applications are administered by Alberta Health Services, and a referral by an Alberta Health Services Case Manager is required.

Dementia Care (DSL4D) applications are also arranged through Alberta Health Services, and must meet AHS criteria. Call Health Link (dial 811 within Alberta) for support, direction and referrals.


Contact Information:

Address: Bar-V-Nook, 4504 52 Avenue, Smoky Lake, AB Canada T0A 3C0.

Phone: 780-656-4217, Ext. 3 to reach the General Manager