Unique, historic and family friendly, Oak Bay is a great place for kids and their families to go to the beach, explore parks, browse galleries, shop, kayak, and more. As you explore Oak Bay, you will find many points of historical and cultural interest; you can also participate in a wide range of activities throughout our community.

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.

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!

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 includes an outstanding retail store and adventure centre. The adventure portion of Ocean River provides a world-class kayaking and stand up paddleboarding school, tours, and rentals from three locations. Get out on the water from Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay or Saturna Island.

The Oak Bay Community Heritage Register is an official list of properties deemed to be of heritage value or character, as adopted by resolution of Oak Bay Municipal Council. It provides formal recognition for historic places and is a useful planning tool for other land use planning processes in the municipality. It does not offer heritage protection, and is not a formal designation.