Welcome to Oak Bay Archives

Oak Bay Archives collects and preserves material of historical significance to Oak Bay and makes this material available to the public for reference and research. Oak Bay Archives is located on the lower level of the Oak Bay Municipal Hall and welcomes visitors during open hours. Volunteers are available to assist with inquiries. The Archives was established by the District of Oak Bay in 1994 and serves as the central repository of the community's historical records.

Oak Bay Archives serves the community by:

  • Collecting and preserving Oak Bay's history
  • Cataloguing, indexing and keeping safe collected material
  • Making material available for reference and research
  • Increasing public knowledge and educating future generations in Oak Bay's heritage

Oak Bay Archives accepts donations

Oak Bay Archives gratefully accepts donations of photographs, family albums, personal papers, maps and other documents relating to the history of Oak Bay. For further information please contact Caroline Duncan, Archivist, at cduncan@oakbay.ca.

Learn more about Oak Bay Archives (pdf).

Contact Us

Oak Bay Archives
2167 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 1G2

Tel: 250-598-3290
Email: obarchives@oakbay.ca

Open Hours

Tuesday 9:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday 1pm and 3pm