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HomeAway Accomodations

The HomeAway accommodation service was created by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund to fulfill an unmet need.

The Centre provides 8 short-term accommodations—a home away from home, for British Columbians needing to travel to Vancouver under emergency circumstances for medical treatment due to burn and major trauma injuries, patients in discharge transition or returning for follow up treatment.  The suites include a kitchenette and there is also a communal full service family kitchen for meal preparation.  Guests will find other comforts of home provided such as a family living room, library/study and outdoor decks.

HomeAway Program Goals:

  • Provide a quality home away from home, comfortable environment for guests
  • Enhance the continuum of care patients and families receive post injury
  • Foster a sense of community and sharing among patients and families
  • Create Burn Fund relationships with patients and families
  • Encourage participation with ongoing Burn Fund empowering programs that address life & burn injury coping skills


Accommodation for burn and trauma survivors and their families can be one of the most significant contributions we make to help survivors physically and emotionally recover and live a full life following this most traumatic event that changed their lives forever.


  • Burn, Trauma or Plastics Patients undergoing treatment at medical facilities in Vancouver or appointment with their surgeon or specialist at a clinic
  • Immediate family members and or primary caregivers of burn, trauma or plastics patients
  • A Professional Fire Fighter (Current or retired BCPFFA Member) or their immediate family member (for any medical purposes)
  • Live a minimum of 100km outside of The Burn Fund Centre (3891 Main St)


Booking a Room

Bookings will be managed by the Home Away Manager and may be done prior to arrival to Vancouver based on availability.  All guest admissions on a first come first served basis.


Peter Hansen

Booking/Inquiries: 604-880-9928
3891 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P1


Common Areas Include: 

  • Full service family kitchen for food storage and meal preparation
  • Family living room with gas fireplace & Smart TV
  • Guest Lounge with children’s toys, computer station with printer and Smart TV
  • Common accessible washroom
  • Common Laundry facilities (with restricted hours for cleaning staff)
  • Common Outdoor deck with water feature, sitting area & BBQ 

 Kitchen 2014-08-11 copy

       studio 2014-08-11 copy

Guest Suites Include:

  • Two twin or Queen size bed with bedding
  • Night stand & lamp
  • Private washroom (4 suites with bath tubs, 4 suites with accessible walk/roll in shower)
  • Electric Fireplace
  • All Suites have an outdoor deck, west side suites include private outdoor deck space with table & chairs
  • In-suite kitchenette for snacks and minor meal preparation
  • In-suite mini fridge and food storage cupboard
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/Tea amenities
  • Bath towels, soap and shampoo supplies
  • Smart TV with keyboard
  • In-suite telephone


bedroom 2014-08-11 copy       Patio 2014-08-11 copy