Oak Bay Collector Car Show

Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

Every year, on a late summer Sunday, Oak Bay Avenue is filled end to end with classic Collector Car from days gone by. Tailfins, V8’s, maybe a Batmobile, a Starky’s and Hutch cruiser, or a Model T. There’s enough rumble to set off the city’s Ritcher scale.

With over 300 classics, hot rods, sports cars – all fast, all weird, all cool, as far as the eye can see. The show includes whole areas dedicated to Aston Martins, Alfa Romeos, Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Club (Teslas up close!), and more.

Bring your Collector to this year’s show! The only requirement is that you know your vehicle has got uniqueness and that you love it! It doesn’t matter if it’s straight off the showroom, got a ding or two, a little rusty, or so shiny it increases the air’s temperature around it. Some vehicles we see are a work-in-progress, and every year there’s something we’ve never seen before. It’s all about variety and the love of cars. It’s an automotive mosaic.

Oak Bay’s Collector Car Show includes live music, 50/50 draws, and of course, the famous Prime Rib Barbeque.

The Oaks

Built in 1912, The Oaks Restaurant is home to the oldest building in Oak Bay Village and originally housed the Oak Bay Grocery and the Oak Bay Post Office.

From 1981-2012, The building went under some beautiful restoration and renovations and was named “The Blethering Place.” It blossomed into a popular meeting place for locals as well as a destination for international tourists.

(According to Oxford, “blethering” is Scottish for. . . “voluble senseless talking”!)

Now known as The Oaks Restaurant, you’ll find some of the best parts of the past and new style from the new owners. Enjoy afternoon tea at the most reasonable price in town, with The Oaks homemade jam, marmalade, sauces, and made-from-scratch desserts.

Whether you’re looking for Victoria’s Best Brownie, all day breakfast, live entertainment weekly without a cover charge, or a venue to throw your next party, The Oaks is the place to come.


Artsee Eyewear

ArtSEE Eyewear

ArtSEE Eyewear carries eyeglass frames and lenses that are anything but ordinary. From fun and funky to simple and sophisticated, they have eyewear for everyone in the family. Their Opticians have the experience to help you find eyewear that will have everyone saying, “I love your glasses!”

Bark, Bath & Beyond Pet Boutique

Bark Bath & Beyond Pet Boutique

At Bark, Bath & Beyond Pet Boutique, pets are an integral part of our family. If your pooch needs anything while you’re visiting our island, Bark, Bath & Beyond can take care of it!

This pet store carries high-quality food & accessories and have done intense research on all the products carried before they go on our shelves. They offer outstanding quality pet foods, treats, and supplements. They also recognize the importance of taking care of this wonderful world in which we live, so they carry a wide assortment of eco-friendly pet accessories and gear.

Oak Bay Flower Shop

Oak Bay Flower Shop specializes in hand-tied bouquets, centerpieces, and vase arrangements for all floral occasions. They pride themselves on using the freshest flowers to create long-lasting arrangements. They also carry a large selection of houseplants, gifts, locally made cards and more. And, their beautiful gift baskets are made in the store and can be customized to include your favorite treats.

Oak Bay Flower Shop is a family owned and operated flower shop which has been part of the Oak Bay Community for over 60 years. The shop was bought by Dave and Wendy in 2010 and they love the location, their clients, their local floral suppliers and their flowers.

Oak Bay Flower Shop is committed to providing customers with the freshest flowers, the best value, and great service.

The Avenue Gallery

One of the premiere boutique galleries in the Pacific Northwest, The Avenue Gallery, in Victoria, British Columbia, has been showcasing contemporary Canadian fine art since 2002. Patrons from around the world are treated to ever-changing exhibits and have access to unsurpassed collections by painters, sculptors, and glass and jewellery artists. This impressive gallery carries a broad spectrum of modern art that appeals to people new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors.

Please see our current exhibits.

Oak Bay Bicycles

Oak Bay Bicycle

Oak Bay Bicycle Shop carries a wide variety of bicycles — from commuters and e-bikes to high-end mountain and road bikes. They also provide advanced, fast turnaround service. So if you’re here for a good time, not a long time, Oak Bay Bicycle’s has got you covered for any adjustments or repairs you need while visiting our amazing island! Their rental fleet includes e-bikes, commuters, road and (e-)mountain bikes.

Oak Bay Bicycle Shop carries several leading brands of bicycles such as Norco, Trek, Electra and Cube, and are big proponents of e-bikes and 29ers for much of the riding on Vancouver Island.

Nicholas Randall

Nicholas Randall

Nicholas Randall is your one-stop gift shop located in the heart of Oak Bay, specializing in luxury homewares, jewellery, clothing, accessories and much more.

Nicholas Randall provides a unique shopping experience from start to finish, with knowledgeable staff and a vast collection of quality merchandise.

Timeless Toys in Oak Bay Village

Timeless Toys

Timeless Toys focus’ on toys and games that foster children’s learning and development, but most importantly, are fun! Timeless Toys is owned and run by parents with backgrounds in education so, just like you, we select all our toys with love and care. Come in and explore our Timeless selection! Discover a treasure that is sure to become a lasting favourite to the child it’s chosen for. You’ll find there’s a toy for every child in our huge selection – and some nostalgia of toys from your own childhood!

A La Mode upscale consignment

A La Mode Ladies Consignment

A La Mode offers upscale resale at its finest, in the heart of Oak Bay Village. A La Mode consignors hail from all over B.C., Alberta & the U.S.

Labels for less clothing, shoes, boots & purses in near mint condition. They also carry NEW jewelry, hats, scarves & accessories sourced locally, as well as from Toronto, L.A. & NYC.