Hughes Clothing

Hughes is an almost 40 year old institution for clothing men & women. They strive to make people happy and feeling well taken care of above anything else. Oak Bay is the long time home for the owner, Rebecca, so moving Hughes out of downtown and into her neighbourhood was not a hard decision . Carrying lines from all over the world, there is truly something for every age & body type. Open 7 days a week, they are ready to dress you with a smile. Visit soon for your best selection.

Natural Beauty

Conveniently located in the heart of Oak Bay, I’m here to help you look and feel your best. You will find a unique offering of life enriching and health enhancing aesthetic treatments, including classic facials and a full range of rejuvenating skin treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, High Frequency Therapy and more.

Cork and Barrel Spirit Merchants


FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room

FARO is anchored by its Wood Stone pizza oven and a seasonally changing menu that includes handcrafted pizzas, a variety of fresh salads and small bites, cocktails and local wines, all to be enjoyed in a stunning modern room, at the tasting bar or on the outdoor patio with fire features. Translated from Italian, FARO means “beacon” or “lighthouse”, a well-suited name for a location that has been a beacon for Oak Bay locals and visitors alike, where guests gather to enjoy Victoria’s most luxurious oceanfront accommodation, dining experiences and award-winning spa setting for over 90 years.

The Snug

Both an icon and an institution in Victoria, with a history dating back to 1954, The Snug pub is Victoria’s first neighbourhood pub and the perfect place to enjoy good spirits amongst friends. It is a place where Oak Bay locals and visitors alike gather for Victoria’s best pub food alongside premium beverages in a casual, yet refined setting A memorable venue to celebrate, share a few laughs and a cold pint with friends. With floor-to-ceiling view and an inviting atmosphere, The Snug pub pays homage to good food, good spirits, and lifelong friends.

Bosleys Oak Bay

Bosleys Oak Bay is a Locally Owned and Operated pet store in the heart of Oak Bay Village. We offer everything for your pets’ needs, from pet food/nutrition, toys, dental supplies, frozen raw food, leash and collars, grooming, pet adoptions and more. We carry a wide range of items for your dogs, cats, fishes, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc. We focus on products that are Made In Canada with love and care but also carry brands that are made in the USA and supplies that are recommended by the Veterinarian. As a Family Owned Pet Store we welcome you to visit us and share a few woofs and meows

Canadian College of Performing Arts

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is a unique training institution offering the highest level of performing arts instruction with a national scope and vision. Through our training programs, performances and alumni successes, the College fosters development, education, and appreciation of the performing arts in British Columbia, Western Canada, across the nation, and internationally.
The College presents a season of six plays over an October – April season, five of which are typically presented at the College’s Performance Hall on Elgin Road, as well as special events including the annual TD Festival of New Works, community events and performances, and more.

Historic Sites

Heritage designation is a method of conserving places. The effect of heritage designation is to preserve the key features of a building and/or land that give it a distinctive heritage character. A formally designated municipal heritage site will remain a legacy to be appreciated by present and future generations. In Oak Bay there are presently 28 heritage designated homes and 7 heritage designated properties. The great majority of designated sites are also listed in the Community Heritage Register.

Click here for a list of historic sites. 

Oak Bay Tours

Explore the waters and islands off Victoria and Oak Bay BC with our unique marine boat tours. Oak Bay Tours specializes in unique personalized trips. Our captains are Transport Canada certified and they love what they do. A memorable and fun West Coast experience!


Get out on the water and discover Oak Bay! An incredible history of ghosts,rumrunners,the Cadborosaurus monster and Aboriginal history .We will cruise around Discovery Island and perhaps get a glimpse of the wolf.We will also visit a seal and bird sanctuary.

Two Hours 1-4 persons $399.00


Photographers Tour

Oak Bay and surrounding areas have some of the best photography opportunities on the West Coast. Our captains can tailor your trip for the conditions and the type of photography you like to do.Wildlife , Landscape , birds , lighthouses , special events , we have it all.

Two Hours 1-4 persons $399.00


Sunset Cruise

Grab a bottle of B.C wine(or a couple) and a few appetizers and get out for a sunset cruise. We will take in the sights in Oak Bay and Cadboro Bay. A great way to start an evening.

5-7 pm

Two Hours 1-4 persons $399.00, 5-7 persons $499.00


See the website for more tour options! 

Ocean River Sports

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River Sports is a premier speciality kayak and outdoor gear store with over 35 years in the business.

Ocean River’s Oak Bay Paddle Shack at the Oak Bay Marina offers rentals, half-day, and full-day tours for paddler’s of all abilities with the highest quality equipment in Victoria. Oak Bay is the perfect place for experiencing some the best of pristine, west coast kayaking that Vancouver Island has to offer.

Discovery Island Kayak Tour

Our Discovery Island Kayak Tour, considered one of the top tours in Victoria, will take you to an amazing archipelago of islands where you will kayak and hike a remote island within a marine park. A short 10-minute boat ride and you will feel a million miles away!

Come out and experience some true west coast wild just minutes from downtown Victoria. Sitting just off Oak Bay, but across the treacherous Plumper Passage, Discovery Island was long a place people just looked at from a distance. But now, thanks to our “Discovery Shuttle,” paddlers of all ability levels can get out there! Enjoy west coast kayaking, hiking and a provided lunch on this unique full-day tour.

Oak Bay Shoreline Tour

Explore the nooks and crannies of the scenic Oak Bay ocean coastline and check out the marine life on nearby islets on Ocean River’s Oak Bay Shoreline Tour. This relaxing and fun half-day tour will bring you along historic Oak Bay’s coastline. With the Olympic Mountains to the south and Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to the east, there is always a vista that will take your breath away. Oak Bay features pristine kayaking on southern Vancouver Island.


From June 1st to September 15th, Ocean River offers rentals from Oak Bay Marina where you, your friends and your family can explore the nearby shoreline on your own. Rentals are open from 9:30am until 5:00pm with the last rentals going out at 3:00pm. Rentals are first-come, first-serve and are subject to weather conditions.