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Oak Bay is a Municipality located on the South East Side of the City of Victoria.
Victoria is the Capital City of British Columbia located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada next to the Pacific Ocean.
Oak Bay itself is made of several neighborhoods and reference is made to these areas of Oak Bay when locals are looking for homes to purchase or sell.
The Oak Bay neighborhoods are referred to are as follows.
South Oak Bay
North Oak Bay
and The Uplands
The Oak Bay Population in the 2006 Census shows there are 17,908 people residing throughout the .Municipality
Oak Bay has a heritage of British culture. Residents are known as living behind the "Tweed Curtain" (the municipality border along Foul Bay road).
The Oak Bay Municipality was incorporated in 1906. Before incorpoation from the mid 1800 many fur traders, farmers and the Songhee's First Nation people made up the local landscape living near the Hudson Bay Company's Fort Victoria . Prior to these times the Spanish and English explored the waters around Vancouver Island and Oak Bay in search of the North West passage and trade with the local natives. Check out the Oak Bay Heritage web site and the History of Oak Bay website for more information about the making of Oak Bay.
This Small Muncipality of Oak Bay also has two 19 hole world class Golf course's where the game of Golf is played 365 days of the year.
Uplands Golf Course founded in 1922
Victoria Golf Club founded in 1893
Located at the North end of the Municipality half of the University of Victoria is located in Oak Bay.
Oak Bay is within School District 61. There is only one public elementary school, Willows Elementary School, one public middle school, Monterey Middle School, and one public high school, Oak Bay Secondary School, in Oak Bay. Residents in the South Oak Bay area may also register their children at the nearby Margaret Jenkins Elementary (in Victoria). There is also one junior private school located in Oak Bay: Glenlyon Norfolk School.
Oak Bay also has a very active recreation for all ages throughout the Municipality, Check out the Recreation Oak Bay web site
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