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Municipal Records

Municipal/Corporate records are created to document the activities and decisions of the District of Oak Bay. These records include minutes, bylaws, correspondence, financial ledgers, tax assessments, maps and plans, building permits, Police & Fire records, and records relating to roads and infrastructure. The municipal holdings at Oak Bay Archives include records dating back to the District's incorporation in 1906.

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Community Records

Oak Bay Archives collects and preserves the records of Oak Bay families, schools, businesses, and organizations. Our community holdings include the records of Monterey School, Uplands School, Tod House, Oak Bay Tea Party, Terry Reksten fonds, and many local families.

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Maps & Plans

Historical maps and plans of Oak Bay are available for reference at the Archives, including Fire Insurance Plans (1925-1940), early street maps, plans of the Victoria/Patrick Arena (1911), house plans, and more.

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Oral History

The Oral History Collection at Oak Bay Archives consists of more than 100 interviews with long time residents and former elected officials. We have an active oral history program and we welcome suggestions of people to be interviewed.

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