Parks and Nature

Come experience the great outdoors in Oak Bay!

Oak Bay is a nature lovers delight where easy cycling, exploring endless trails, barefoot beach strolls, wild life viewing, boating, fishing and gentle paddling along the shoreline are everyday adventures for locals and visitors alike.

Abkhazi Gardens Tea House
Abkhazi Gardens Tea House

The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden offers four-star guest service and exceptional food in a beautiful setting, giving guests a memory to cherish.

Seasonal menus showcase regional or Abkhazi Garden-grown produce, complementing the garden's appearance when it is in bloom.

McNeil Bay, Oak Bay
McNeil Bay, Oak Bay

Kitty Islet is located right along the east side of McNeill Bay. Not your typical park, this natural waterfront park brings you closer to marine life and water vessels soaring by.

Enjoy peaceful views of Trial Island and the Olympic Mountains on the permanent wooden Adirondack chairs perched on the rocky bluffs, ideal for bird watching, fishing, and sea lion watching. The terrain is left untouched and its access can be impeded at times due to the tides.

Willows Beach Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
Willows Beach Oak Bay, Victoria, BC

Willows Beach is one of the most popular swimming and beachin' spots in all of Greater Victoria. Enjoy long strolls along the sandy shore and wade in the protected waters all year round. Great for kids and families!

Find a playground and large grassy park, with washrooms, change rooms, picnic tables, benches, and evening outdoor concerts. There is a popular concession stand called Willows Tea Room where you can find fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and of course, poutine!

Cattle Point Oak Bay
Cattle Point Oak Bay

Cattle Point is a part of Uplands Park and runs along the coastline of Oak Bay. This point gives spectacular vantage points of the beautiful natural area and the Salish Sea.

There is ample parking, picnic tables and benches, a boat ramp located at Cattle Point, as well as a paved walkway down to Willows Beach. In the evenings, Cattle Point is renown for its starry sky views. 

Uplands Park Oak Bay
Uplands Park Oak Bay

What makes Uplands Park so unique is that it is over 30 hectares of undeveloped, natural, protected parkland. It provides a look into the Garry Oak meadows and natural ecosystem that have resided in this area for hundreds of years.

The park has one of the greatest concentrations of rare plant species in all of Canada. Folks will find well-used, informal trails, and a manicured area with an Oak Bay War Memorial.