, British Columbia
is located on the southern tip of Vancouver
Island. Just east of the city’s downtown core is the picturesque community of Oak Bay. Vacation rentals here are considered to be in the oldest part of Greater Victoria
. With its proximity to the city and the sea, Oak Bay accommodations are in the ideal location.
Visitors with Oak Bay condo rentals will love the local sandy beaches within walking distance
of your lodging. The beautiful bays are protected from larger surf, and are perfect for families with accommodation in the area. Cattle Point will be popular for vacation rental visitors who enjoy exploring tidal pools
. On a clear day you will have spectacular views of Mount Baker. Willows Beach is a popular place for sunbathing, and swimming. If kayaking or canoeing is your chosen activity, the bays are perfect
for them both. You don’t need to bring your own equipment to your accommodations. Boats can be rented at various places along the coast.
Oak Bay is known for its stately heritage houses
. Take a walk around your condo rental neighbourhood, and enjoy looking at some of the most expensive homes in Canada
. Also, near Oak Bay vacation rentals is Harling Point where you will find the oldest Chinese cemetery of its kind in Canada
which has been designated a National Historic Site. The settings of the simple grave markers among the wildflowers have been chosen according to the ancient principles of Feng Shui. Two pillars mark a ceremonial altar used for burning incense, and for offerings of food. This peaceful location has magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains
Art lovers with local condo rentals will be pleased to know that Oak Bay has one of the largest collections of Art Galleries, and Craft Studios on Vancouver Island
. Wander along Oak Bay Avenue from your accommodation, and explore the art, pottery, jewellery and sculpture by local artists. Perhaps you can find a special treasure to take back to your vacation rental.
If you would like a day in the city or a night out on the town, downtown Victoria is less than ten minutes away
from your condo rental. Explore the Inner Harbour, and Chinatown. Enjoy shopping in Victoria’s Old Town, and rest with afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel.
From beaches to boutiques, holidays in the Victoria’s Oak Bay community will give you a time to remember