The Cottonwood Manor Complex is an incredible result of what people can do when they work together. Founded in 1994 by local businessmen William P. Anhorn and Robert J. Perry, this “built by seniors, for seniors!” complex is truly an original  idea.


Cottonwood Manor is truly “independent living with a sense of community. ” As we think about the relationship between housing and the North Shore Community Centre and how each entity relies on the other for so much, we realize the sense of community is integral at the Cottonwood Manor Complex.

And that’s what Cottonwood Manor has – a strong sense of community. Community is such an important thing. It’s neighbours helping neighbours, friends having celebrations together, sharing, learning, experiencing life, and yes, sometimes hard work! There would be no point in having a building like this without people having a sense of the importance of community, and the Cottonwood Manor complex has in spades. We hope that you will consider joining our community for your next move!


Independent living: All condominium suites are independent living – perfect for the retiree who is still independent, but would like to “down-size” to a home with less upkeep and no yard work.



Room with a view: Most of the condominium suites at Cottonwood Manor offer an uninterrupted view of the scenic Kamloops landscape. All suites have a balcony or patio that looks out onto the award-winning grounds of Cottonwood Manor.


Suites for purchase or rent: Cottonwood Manor features 120 unique units for sale, ranging from roughly 790 sq ft to 1,300 sq ft. Each suite comes with a separate storage unit as well as plenty of closet space. There are 5 one-bedroom rental units and 19 one-bedroom SAFER units that are rented out. There is a lengthy waiting list for rentals at this time.


Appliances: Each condominium suite comes complete with six appliances – dishwasher, fridge, stove, air conditioner, washer and dryer. Rental units do not come equipped with a washer or dryer, but there are coin-operated laundry facilities on site.



Facility: We have spacious hallways and entrances with sitting areas. There is a lounge available for cards, puzzles and small gatherings at no cost, a well-stocked library, and a secure mailroom. There is designated parking available outside, in the carport and underground.

Prospective Residents

You want the freedom of retirement without the obligation of a large home to look after

  • Suites at Cottonwood cost much less monthly to run than a home
  • Downsize without completely liquidating your assets
  • Very little upkeep required, no yard work, staff can assist in unit maintenance
  • Paid groundskeeper and common-area janitor keep the place looking great!
  • Secure building with intercom access and paid security staff
  • The “Life-Lease” structure of the Co-op gives you the benefit of not having to go through a real estate agent – we sell your suite for you!


You want to downsize – but not give up your independence
Cottonwood Manor is the perfect choice for those who want to downsize, but not move into a “seniors home”. We offer independent living close to the Fortune Mall, Northills Mall, McArthur Island and Library Square. For those who don’t drive, there is a bus stop right here. You are in charge of your home, your meals, your utilities, your decorating – your life!


Our suites are some of the largest in town
With one bedroom units starting at 790 sq ft and two bedroom units starting at 1,045 sq ft, our suites are some of the largest in a comparable pricing market.


Busy activity centre located in the same building
The North Shore Community Centre is located in the Cottonwood Manor Complex, offering countless activities, exercise classes, dinners, concerts and more! With so much to choose from at home, you don’t even have to leave the building to participate in great events.


Friendly neighbours
Take a walk down the hall and be greeted by many friendly neighbours! Cottonwood Manor residents love to chat, and have great social events to connect with each other. A social committee plans several events throughout the year, including monthly celebrations, summer BBQs, spring planting luncheons etc. Volunteer appreciation events occur periodically as our way of saying, “Thanks for all you do!”

Community Centre

North Shore Community Centre Society

The North Shore Community Centre Society is a charitable non-profit society that is is attached to Cottonwood Manor and is considered the Heart of the North Shore in Kamloops for many. The purpose of the North Shore Community Centre Society is to “relieve loneliness and isolation of the aged or to improve their mobility and fitness by establishing, operating and maintaining a senior citizen’s centre to provide recreation, education, cultural activities and other programs for senior citizens.” We host many activities for seniors as well as the general community. Community Events are always open to the public; all ages and nationalities are welcome, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

The North Shore Community Centre is attached to Cottonwood Manor and offers a variety of activities and events – including drop-in coffee, exercise classes, games, dinners and concerts!