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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Oak Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 688 vacation rentals near Oak Bay. From 259 Houses to 364 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oak Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 329 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 408 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 27 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 25 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Oak Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • Victoria Harbour: 1,103 vacation rentals
  • Butchart Gardens: 1,230 vacation rentals
  • Roche Harbor Marina: 454 vacation rentals
  • Dungeness Spit: 306 vacation rentals
  • San Juan Islands Museum of Art: 499 vacation 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 259 Houses in Oak Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oak Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 364 rentals available
  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 78 vacation rentals with pool available in Oak Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Oak Bay

    Sooke
    964 vacation rentals
    Victoria
    1,131 vacation rentals
    Friday Harbor
    356 vacation rentals
    Port Angeles
    205 vacation rentals
    Sequim
    309 vacation rentals
    Sidney
    250 vacation rentals
    Roche Harbor
    189 vacation rentals
    Pender Island
    202 vacation rentals
    Shawnigan Lake
    185 vacation rentals
    Cowichan Bay
    344 vacation rentals
    Mill Bay
    1,095 vacation rentals
    Deer Harbor
    347 vacation rentals
    Cobble Hill
    271 vacation rentals
    Saanichton
    1,159 vacation rentals
    Colwood
    736 vacation rentals
    Dungeness
    133 vacation rentals
    Malahat
    861 vacation rentals
    View Royal
    906 vacation rentals
    Waldron Island
    273 vacation rentals
    False Bay
    233 vacation rentals