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 living in Victoria and those who are considering moving to Victoria.
As one of the first established neighbourhoods of Victoria, South Oak Bay contains beautiful old homes and historical sites. The quiet, tree-lined streets are punctuated with several municipal parks including Anderson Hill Park, Lafayette Park and Windsor Park. The Capital Regional District operates Gonzales Hill Park within South Oak Bay.
The Victoria Golf Club is located in South Oak Bay, draped along charmingly scenic Gonzales Point. There are a couple of small commercial centres but the neighbourhood is mostly residential, with homes that, while generally not as grandiose as those in the nearby Uplands neighbourhood, are nevertheless often very beautifully restored and quite valuable.
The Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Oak Bay Guest House are other notable and historical institutions also found in South Oak Bay.