More than 1,000 photographs have been digitized by our volunteers and are available to search online. Images include residential and commercial buildings, streetscapes, sports & recreation, families, and more. The collection dates from the 1870s to recent times.
Oak Bay Then & Now
Re-create images from the Archives!
Oak Bay Archives invites you to explore our community’s past & present.
- Search our photographs online (or use your own family photos)
- Choose an image - get creative!
- Email your Now photo (max. 5 MB) to Oak Bay Archives along with the reference number or copy of the archival image
- Include a story about your connection to the place or subject
- Selected photos will be exhibited in Fall 2017, shared on our website and social media, and archived to create a snapshot of Oak Bay in 2017
Email your submissions to Caroline Duncan at email@example.com.
Deadline to submit is July 31, 2017
Read about the Then & Now project in the Oak Bay News
- 24 May 2017 Snap your image of Oak Bay
- 1 Jun 2017 Archives program inspires Oak Bay 12-year-old to document community change
- 13 Jun 2017 Oak Bay Archives project inspires visit to family home
- 21 Jun 2017 1949 fire revisited for community Then and Now project