Oak Bay is a distinct municipality located less than 10 minutes from downtown Victoria. From its kilometers of scenic coastline with breathtaking vistas to its luxury apartments and stately mansions, Oak Bay is one of the most desirable residential areas in Greater Victoria. Architecture ranges from the 19th century style of such pre-eminent architects as Francis Rattenbury and Samuel MacLure to the contemporary West Coast style of today’s fine architects.

Property owners take pride in maintaining their impeccably manicured lawns and fine landscaping. Canopies of trees enhance the attractiveness of the area and are passionately protected.

Oak Bay is home to two world-class golf courses, the Uplands Golf Club and Victoria Golf Club, as well as the Oak Bay Marina and prestigious Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There are 3 recreation centers in the municipality and its main shopping areas, Oak Bay Avenue and Estevan, maintain a village-like atmosphere.

Oak Bay shares the University of Victoria and Camosun College with the neighbouring municipality of Saanich.

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