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Welcome to Oak Bay ...

Oak Bay is located on Vancouver Island.

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Oak Bay, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 2, 1906.

Oak Bay is near sea level<1>.

Time Zone: Oak Bay lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Oak Bay: (250) and (778)<2>

Communities Also Named Oak Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Oak Bay - they are located in New Brunswick and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Bay.

Communities near Oak Bay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Bay.

  • Langford
  • Colwood
  • Sidney
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
    • Sidney lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Oak Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<4>
  • North Saanich
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Saanich
    • North Saanich lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Oak Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Saanich came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Saanich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Saanich<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sooke
    • View Royal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Royal
      • View Royal lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Oak Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Royal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for View Royal<4>
    • Metchosin
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Oak Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<4>
    • Prospect Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect Lake
      • Prospect Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Oak Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Lake
    • Keating
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating
      • Keating lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Oak Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Bay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Bay.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Bay ...

Looking for more information about Oak Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oak Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Bay.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Bay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4333, Longitude: -123.3167    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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