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Oak Bay Neighbourhoods – South Oak Bay

by Jodi Baker December 3, 2014

South Oak Bay is a beautiful, largely residential neighbourhood in the municipality of Oak Bay, very near to downtown Victoria BC.  As one of the most pleasant corners in what is arguably the city with the most comfortable climate in all of Canada, South Oak Bay is a highly desirable neighbourhood for those who are […]

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Victoria Golf Club

by Jodi Baker June 4, 2014

The Victoria Golf Club is one of the city’s historical gems and the site of a famous ghost story.  It’s also very scenic, located oceanside and within the upscale municipality of Oak Bay.  Established in 1893, it’s the oldest golf course in Canada remaining in its original location and the second oldest in North America! […]

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The Trial Islands

by Jodi Baker May 7, 2014

The Trial Islands are two elongate islands and associated islets located just off the southeast tip of Vancouver Island near Victoria BC.  They are part of the municipality of Oak Bay and, since 1990, a designated ecological reserve created to protect 28 species of plants listed as rare within Canada. For most people who are […]

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Gonzales Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker October 23, 2012

Gonzales Hill Regional Park is the smallest of all the Regional Parks in Victoria BC at just 2 hectares in size.  It’s easy for people who are living in Victoria to access, perching close to town in the beautiful municipality of Oak Bay. The Gonzales Observatory is one of the main features of this little […]

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Summer Swimming Programs in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group March 26, 2012

If you’re looking for a summer activity to keep you children busy and fit this upcoming summer, you should investigate summer swimming programs in Victoria BC.  The British Columbia Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA) operates a comprehensive learn to swim and competitive swimming program that runs from May through August each year, culminating in provincial championships […]

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MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney

by McLean Real Estate Group February 10, 2012

MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney underscore the desirability of these municipalities.  Property values are, for the most part, substantial and holding their value, even in today’s real estate market. What does this mean for buyers?  Well, it means that the Greater Victoria area and especially these particular municipalities are […]

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University of Victoria – Post Secondary Education in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker September 8, 2011

The University of Victoria (UVIC) is the second oldest public research university in the province of British Columbia.  Sitting to the northeast of Victoria on the borders of the municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich, UVIC is a research intensive facility in one of the most desirable locations in Canada. UVic Ranks among the World’s […]

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Urban outdoor activities near Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker April 9, 2011

People who are living in Victoria are lucky regarding outdoor activities.  Across most of Canada many of our favourite things to do in the great outdoors would be considered summer activities, but here we are able to pursue outdoor recreation year-round.Urban outdoor activities are those that we can do in or close to town, making […]

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On the Water | Outdoor Activities in Victoria BC

by hwilde March 20, 2011

Part 1:  Salt Water Recreation Obviously, surrounded by ocean as we are here in Victoria, there are loads of opportunities for outdoor activities that are “on the water”.  And due to our temperate climate people living in Victoria are able to participate in these outdoor recreation pastimes pretty much throughout the year. Because our island […]

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Greater Victoria – Oak Bay

by Jodi Baker July 14, 2010

Quaint and quiet it may be, but Oak Bay is far from boring! There are walking tours of our beautiful neighborhoods, architecture buffs will be amazed at the variety of beautiful homes, and horticulture enthusiasts will swoon when they see the carefully tended gardens. Maybe you’d rather be golfing; there are three beautiful golf courses […]

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