On a leisurely stroll through Oak Bay’s Village you’ll find superb art galleries, craft studios, cute retailers and a host of little delis and eateries.
Walk all the way down the high street to Beach Drive and you have a choice of several beaches, including local favourite Willows Beach, to stop and have a picnic or take in a view of Mt Baker.
There are wonderful rec center facilities as well as well maintained retirement homes, apartments and houses with beautiful gardens all which make living “Behind the Tweed Curtain” a charming choice for many.
Ottavio Italian Bakery
Ottavio is another third generation family business started in 1997 by Monica Pozzolo & Andrew Moyer in Oak Bay. With 240 artisanal cheeses, unique cured meats, Victoria’s best olives, an unrivaled selection of specialty dried goods, breads, organic & local fruit gelato and a licensed cafe & terrazzo offering light fare – it’s no wonder it’s been voted Vancouver Island’s favourite deli year upon year.
Oak Bay & Henderson Recreation Centers
Henderson and OBRC offers just about every leisure activity you could want, including: golf, swimming, skating, hockey, tennis and drop-in soccer, as well as healthy options for exercise and a wide range of aquatic, fitness and rehabilitation programs and classes. Stop in to play and then stay to watch the game and snacks upstairs in the Sports View Deli Bar & Grill.