Chinese Cemetery / Harling Point

The cemetery lies beside the rocky shore of Harling Point, looking out towards the Olympic Mountains. Simple markers and a ceremonial altar are found among wildflowers in a setting selected according to the ancient concept of feng shui.

In 1903 the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association purchased 3.5 acres of land at Harling Point and established the Chinese Cemetery. Traditionally it was a sanctuary of temporary repose before final interment in China, a pattern which reflected the early aspirations of these immigrants to return to their homeland. After the Sino-Japanese war broke out in 1937, it was no longer possible to ship remains back to China. In 1961, bones of 849 Chinese pioneers whose return to China had been blocked since 1937 were finally laid to rest at Harling Point. At that time the cemetery became a memorial site in honour of Chinese-Canadian pioneers.

Harling Point also houses Harpooner rock, or Sahsima, to the Lekwungen First Nations, and falls on a meeting point of two geological plates. When the tide is low, you can see one side of the rock is grey and the other is green – someone says is shows a joining of cultures. It is a wonderful place to go and contemplate the world’s wonders.

In 1994 the Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point was designated a National Historic Site by the Government of Canada.

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.


Henderson's Pitch and Putt

Henderson’s Pitch and Putt

Henderson Park Golf Course is ideal for beginners or those who want to practice their short game. Nestled in a beautiful tree-flanked setting, the course provides a challenge to beginners and more experienced golfers alike. Bring the kids out and enjoy teaching them the game of golf!

Group lessons, private lessons, group bookings, birthday parties and specials available.

Please note: this golf-course is not open year-round. Check the website for further details.


Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club

The Victoria Golf Club is a historic private golf club located in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. Its 18-hole course is one of the most scenic, ocean-side golf courses in the world.

Since 1893, VGC has provided the true essence of golf, as it was meant to be played. Craggy shorelines, lush fairways, challenging breezes and undulating greens that conjure up images of historic links-land Scotland.

Located on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, the course enjoys the mildest weather in Canada and a temperate microclimate that keeps members golfing year-round!

Uplands Golf Club Oak Bay

Uplands Golf Club

Uplands Golf Club is one of only four private golf clubs in the Capital Region situated on 120 scenic acres within close proximity to the University of Victoria. Just 10 minutes from downtown Victoria, it is also readily accessible from all other areas of Greater Victoria.

The Golf Experience – “A course you can walk for life”
A wonderful example of parklands golf, Uplands provides an enjoyable and challenging golf experience for all levels of player.

With gentle fairway undulations and no steep hills or valleys to navigate, this is a course that lends itself to walking and an 18 hole game is often played in 4 hours or less.

Uplands Golf Club is much more than golf. It’s about the people! Ask any member who plays here and they will tell you about the friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and the great relationships they have made through their Uplands’ membership.

Uplands is well known for its exceptionally well-groomed fairways and impeccable greens which are playable on a year-round basis.

To book a tee time, call the Pro Shop at 250-592-1818

ArtsAlive Outdoor Sculptures

Oak Bay will always have art in its heart.

Each year the Arts Laureate of Oak Bay and Oak Bay Parks, Rec, and Culture organize a public outdoor sculpture program of up to 14 new pieces of art brought into Oak Bay from all across the country. Each piece unique, each piece with a story, each piece incredible. Find them all along the avenues, the beaches, the parks, and just around every corner.

Local businesses sponsor each piece of art (and its shipment to Oak Bay) to be on display for one year. Each sculpture has an information plate with a QR code for voting. There are also ballot-boxes in certain locations around Oak Bay for visitors and residents to vote for their favourite piece. The piece with the most votes is purchased by the Municipality of Oak Bay to become part of its permanent public art collection, and often times Oak Bay residents purchase (sometimes collaboratively) pieces that they want to stay in the community.

Turkey Head Point

The Oak Bay Marina, the Marina Restaurant, and Dockside Eatery are located at Turkey Head Point. Prior to its closing in 1991, an aquarian called Sealand of the Pacific was the main attraction at Turkey Head Point. All that remains today is a statue of an orca as a part of the Oak Bay Marina welcome sign.

The walkway at Turkey Head Point starts at Beach Drive and continues around the outside of the Oak Bay Marina parking lot, finishing at the restaurant. It provides numerous benches to enjoy the magnificent views of the ocean, mountains, boats and Mary Tod Island.

Dog Information:
Dogs are not allowed in this walkway.
Marina Restaurant in Oak Bay

Marina Restaurant

At Marina Restaurant, they believe in buying local, sustainable seafood. Their seafood menu is 100% certified Ocean Wise. Enjoy the fresh tastes of the West Coast in a spectacular waterfront setting at the award-winning Marina Restaurant.

With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, The Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers seafood, regional cuisine, Sunday brunch, sushi bar, and small bites and libations – a feast for all your senses.

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.

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.