Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Oak Bay

The gardens and ocean views provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Oak Bay. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognised for its restaurants, spas and bars. British Columbia Parliament Building and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Oak Bay

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oak Bay a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Victoria Golf Club (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Victoria Bug Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Gorge Vale Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Oak Bay

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oak Bay

Oak Bay is famous for its beautiful gardens, beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Oak Bay. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butchart Gardens (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Abkhazi Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Cadboro Bay (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Pioneer Square (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Beacon Hill Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Oak Bay

The nearest airport is in Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Friday Harbor, WA (FRD), which is 14.7 mi (23.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oak Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 702 holiday lettings around Oak Bay. From 267 Houses to 359 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oak Bay?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oak Bay:

  • Downtown: 325 holiday homes
  • Cordova Bay: 28 holiday homes
  • Harris Green: 362 holiday homes
  • Brentwood Bay: 23 holiday homes
  • Saanich West: 44 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oak Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oak Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Dungeness Lighthouse: 339 holiday lettings
  • Lochside Regional Trail: 1,147 holiday lettings
  • Craigdarroch Castle: 1,114 holiday lettings
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal: 1,253 holiday lettings
  • Havenwood Park: 1,168 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oak Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oak Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 267 Houses in Oak Bay. Our other popular types of Oak Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 359 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 10 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oak Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 87 holiday homes with pool available in Oak Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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