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.
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.
Monterey Recreation Centre
Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Canada’s Landmark Luxury Hotel
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.