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Welcome to Oak Bay ...

Oak Bay is located on Vancouver Island.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Oak Bay had a population of 17,908 people.<1>

Oak Bay was incorporated July 2, 1906.

Oak Bay is near sea level<2>.

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) & (778)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Oak Bay had a population of 17,908 people.

The population of Oak Bay represents 0.44% of the population of British Columbia (which had 4,113,487 people at that time).

With a 2006 count of 17,908 people, the population of Oak Bay has remained roughly the same as the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 17,798 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak Bay.

Communities near Oak Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2006
Brentwood Bay   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Colwood   [Map]   14,687   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Keating   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Langford   [Map]   22,459   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Metchosin   [Map]   4,795   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Saanich   [Map]   10,823   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Oak Bay.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Bay. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Bay.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Oak Bay. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Oak Bay were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Oak Bay. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4333, Longitude: -123.3167     [Map].

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