Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Oak Bay

The gardens and ocean views provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Oak Bay. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognized for its restaurants, spas and bars. British Columbia Parliament Building and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations 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.

Activities

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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Oak Bay a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Oak Bay

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oak Bay

Oak Bay is famous for its picturesque 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 vacation in Oak Bay. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Where to stay near Oak Bay?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 630 house rentals near Oak Bay. From 224 Houses to 345 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oak Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Oak Bay:

  • Downtown: 295 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 376 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 320 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Oak Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Oak Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cadboro Bay: 960 home rentals
  • Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club: 1,081 home rentals
  • University of Victoria: 983 home rentals
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital: 995 home rentals
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf: 1,013 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oak Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 224 Houses in Oak Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oak Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 345 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 11 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 11 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oak Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation homes with pool available in Oak Bay.

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