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Oak Bay The Urban Forest Community

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Oak Bay resides harmoniously with nature, where verdant, picturesque streets, gardens, and untamed landscapes define our community’s essence. Our urban canopy honours the esteemed Garry oak, emblematic of our local ecosystems. This diverse arboreal tapestry and sustains a thriving habitat for birds, insects, and wildlife. It also offers sanctuaries for play and nature immersion for children and adults alike. Through vigilant preservation efforts, we’ve safeguarded and enriched the proliferation of trees and greenery across our neighborhoods. Amidst urban evolution, Oak Bay remains steadfast in preserving and rejuvenating our urban forest. We are safeguarding its legacy for generations to come.

Distinctive Neighborhoods and Historic Residences

Oak  Bay unfolds with a tapestry of distinctive neighborhoods, each telling its own story. Historic residences, ranging from character-filled homes to grand estates, define the architectural landscape. Oak Bay’s neighborhoods are a reflection of its commitment to preserving the charm of bygone eras while embracing contemporary comforts.

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TOD HOUSE

Situated at 2564 Heron Street, the Tod House holds a place of distinction as a formally recognized heritage property. It once served as the residence of John Tod, an esteemed figure in the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). Mr. Tod was Factor and Chief Fur Trader at Kamloops. Hw was also g among the initial appointed members of British Columbia’s Legislative Council. The Tod farm played a pivotal role as one of the earliest agricultural establishments of Fort Victoria. It was one of the original five farms resulting from the subdivision of the Oak Bay HBC lands.

Constructed by John Tod in 1850, with subsequent expansions in the 1860s, the Tod House stands as a remarkable exemplar of early HBC farm settlements. It was built in the distinctive French Canadian style of piece-sur-piece construction.

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Monterey Recreation Centre

Welcome to Monterey Recreation Centre. Here you will find a variety of multi-purpose rooms that cater to fitness and leisure activities. There are programs for adults to stay active, learn, socialize, and engage with the community. Our diverse programs encompass card games, arts and crafts classes, adult education courses. You can also take part in fitness sessions, health and wellness workshops, as well as socially-oriented club activities.

 
 
 
 
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Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Canada’s Landmark Luxury Hotel

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, a luxurious boutique resort gracefully nestled along the shores of Vancouver Island. A serene retreat that preserves its timeless allure while seamlessly blending contemporary elegance with exceptional service.Crafted in the style of an English Manor House and gracefully situated on the Pacific Ocean’s shores, Victoria’s Oak Bay Beach Hotel stands as an exquisite luxury boutique resort. Rebuilt on the very oceanfront plot where its predecessor resided for over 90 years, it continues to embody elegance and charm.Today, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is known as the #1 Hotel in Canada and #19 in the world by Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, and Most Romantic Hotels in Canada by visitors on TripAdvisor.

 
 
 
 

Concealed from the street by a hornbeam hedge, the garden offers only tantalizing glimpses of its splendor beyond. Within, striking glaciated rocky slopes, stately native Garry oaks, and breathtaking vistas await. The landscape gracefully meanders around the rocks, adorned with Japanese maples and rhododendrons that have flourished over seven decades, attaining remarkable maturity. Beneath their canopy, carpets of heather, irises, and daylilies add bursts of color, completing the enchanting scene. This secluded sanctuary invites visitors to immerse themselves in a harmonious blend of natural beauty and meticulously nurtured flora, a testament to the passage of time and thoughtful cultivation.

 
 
 

Oak Bay: Your Coastal Retreat of Timeless Elegance

While Oak Bay exudes a relaxed coastal vibe, it is strategically located with proximity to employment hubs. Residents can enjoy the tranquility of their surroundings while having convenient access to diverse career opportunities in nearby business districts.

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