Tour Heritage Properties
The Oak Bay Community Heritage Register is an official list of properties deemed to be of heritage value or character, as adopted by resolution of Oak Bay Municipal Council. It provides formal recognition for historic places and is a useful planning tool for other land use planning processes in the municipality. Entry in the Heritage Register does not offer heritage protection, and is not a formal designation.
Heritage designation is a further step, a method of conserving places. The effect of heritage designation is to preserve the key features of a building and/or land that give it a distinctive heritage character. A formally designated municipal heritage site will remain a legacy to be appreciated by present and future generations. In Oak Bay there are presently 28 heritage designated properties and 7 heritage designated sites. Most designated sites are also listed in the Community Heritage Register.