More than 3,000 photographs from Oak Bay Archives' photographic collections, from the 1870s to recent times, have been digitized and are available to browse and search online. Images include residential and commercial buildings, streetscapes, beaches, sports & recreation, families, and more. The online collection is currently (2022) split between two platforms, so be sure to visit both:

Search Photos on

Search Photos on flickr

To request copies of digital images or permission to publish, please complete the Visual Records Permission Form and return it by email to


Contact Us

Oak Bay Archives
2167 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G2

Closed to visitors and researchers in person until further notice, enquiries welcome.

Tel: 250-598-3290 (please include an email address in your message if possible)
Email: Enquiries 

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