The 9-foot tall cenotaph sits on a rock outcropping in the natural setting of Uplands Park.
Oak Bay Cenotaph honours the 97 Oak Bay men and women who died during World War Two. Designed by James Saull, and constructed in view in 1948, the memorial depicts a woman gazing down at the names of the fallen. The inscription reads "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." In 2004, bronze plaques to honour those lost in World War One, Korea, and those lost serving in the United Nations Peace Keepers and Canadian Merchant Navy were installed.
This site is the site of the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held each November 11th.
The Cenotaph is one of many historical points of interest found in the "Historical Tour" page of the Oak Bay Heritage section.
A task group has been established to give consideration to revitalizing this crucial location. The strategic report is available here (also available appendices A-E and appendices F-H). If you are interested in contributing to the project plan for the cenotaph, please contact the task group chair, Councillor Tara Ney.