Oak Bay is a nature lovers delight where easy cycling, exploring endless trails, barefoot beach strolls, marine life viewing, fishing and a gentle paddling along the shoreline are everyday adventures for locals and visitors alike.
The shopping villages of Oak Bay Avenue, Estevan and Cadboro Bay are reminiscent of the British high streets of days gone by, but with a very modern twist of high style and culinary cool. People come from all over come here to shop for fashion and gifts, to visit the galleries, and to taste the mouthwatering creations of our charcutiers, chefs and bakers found throughout the whole area. And yes, the tradition of afternoon tea is still a local favourite!
Oak Bay is home to many renowned local artists and is quickly finding its place as a thriving arts and culture district with seasonal public art, a high concentrations of galleries and studios and many year round performances, exhibits and events.
A variety of guided tours by land and sea offer a great way to experience our First Nations and colonial history and learn how our culture has evolved over time. All are invited to join in the many local celebrations and events held year round!
For those seeking to unwind, the beautiful Boathouse Spa and Pools and quiet beaches await. And why not come to stay awhile? Whether you choose five star oceanfront luxury or a guesthouse rich with old world charm, you’ll find memorable hospitality and wake up rested and ready to experience the west coast paradise at your doorstep.
To make your way to Oak Bay from downtown Victoria, Oak Bay is easily reached by bike, a leisurely seaside drive
or with one of the hop on hop off services departing frequently from the Inner Harbour.