Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee Street, Victoria BC, V8R 5E6

Welcome to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. Whether you are looking for a place to exercise, to improve your well-being or to enjoy recreational activities with your family or friends, the Oak Bay Recreation Centre is the place for you! After your activity, enjoy some delicious food upstairs in the Sports View Lounge.

The Oak Bay Recreation Centre has parking in front of the building on Bee Street and at the end of Goldsmith Avenue. The Centre is home to indoor tennis bubbles, an arena, swimming pool, and indoor sports field, a fitness studio and activity room and the Sports View Lounge. The Oak Bay Recreation Centre works closely with Oak Bay High School, where programs are offered at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

At the Oak Bay Recreation Centre there is something for everyone! 

Facility Hours

Reception/Admission Monday-Sunday 6:00am-10:00pm (phone-in registration hours 6:30am-10:00pm)
Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing
Fitness Studio Monday-Sunday 6:00am-10:00pm
Pool Monday-Friday 6:00am-10:00pm  (Please consult our schedule for further information.) 
  Saturday 6:00am-9:30pm  (Schedule is subject to change due to staffing.)
  Sunday 6:00am-6:30pm
Tennis Bubble Monday-Sunday 6:00am-11:00pm  *Bookings required.


If you are looking for a specific staff member at Oak Bay Recreation, please see the Staff Directory under Contact Us.

Come join Oak Bay Recreation for some skating fun. Check out the public skate schedule to work on your edge! The Oak Bay Recreation Centre Arena offers lessons for all ages, from learning to skate to playing hockey.

There are skating, hockey, and power-skating opportunities for preschool-aged children to adult skaters. For more information on skating opportunities, please visit the Skating or Hockey pages, under the Programs and Registration Menu.

Fitness Centre

The Fitness Studio at Oak Bay Recreation Centre is located on the second floor. Once you visit the admission/reception area, take the stairs located nearby or use the elevator adjacent to reception to access the Fitness Studio. The studio contains a variety of cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, steppers and bikes as well as a range of strength-training equipment from cabled machines to free weights.

For more information on the studio and fitness programs, please view Fitness & Wellness


Oak Bay Recreation Centre has two swimming pools (main or leisure pool and small or tot pool), a hot tub, a sauna and a steam room.

The eight-lane, 25-metre Main Pool is maintained at 28.3°C / 83°F and features two waterslides, a basketball hoop, a climbing wall and a rope swing.

The Small Pool is maintained at 34.4°C / 94°F. It is an ideal pool for leisure and relaxation and includes water features and a children’s slide.

Both pools are maintained using UV disinfection systems.

Maintained at 104°F, the Hot Tub is available anytime the pool is open for public swimming.

The Sauna and Steam Room are available daily.

For more information on aquatic programs, please view the Aquatics page.

Indoor Sports Field (ISF)

Recreation Oak Bay’s Indoor Sports Field is an 11,000 square foot (83’ x 150’) facility featuring Fieldturf™ — a state of the art playing surface made of long strands of synthetic fibers which are in-filled with a special blend of graded silica and ground rubber. This combination provides a field that looks and plays much like real grass without the worries of being rained out.
The Fieldturf™ is especially designed for outside sports such as soccer, grass hockey, baseball and every other sport you can play outside — but want to play inside!
Looking to rent the Indoor Turf at Recreation Oak Bay  for your team or family please view Indoor turf availability here Indoor Sports Field calendar.

Sports View Lounge

Come on up and enjoy delicious food and drink with a view of the pool, Indoor Sports Field, and the arena. Or head outside to enjoy your meal on the patio, weather permitting. The lounge is located on the second floor of the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, across from the Fitness Centre. Access to the lounge is through the main doors of Oak Bay Recreation Centre or up the stairs from Goldsmith Avenue.

For more information on Events, Catering and lounge hours, please view the Food Services page.

Tennis Courts (Bubble)

Voted multiple times as the number one spot to play tennis in Greater Victoria, Recreation Oak Bay provides several court options across Oak Bay, including indoor courts and outdoor courts with lighting.

Seven hard-court tennis courts are located in two bubbles directly behind Oak Bay Recreation Centre. The four-court bubble is just at the end of the parking lot off Bee Street. The three-court bubble is at the end of Goldsmith Avenue. These courts host children’s and adult lessons, private lessons and all court rentals. Access to these courts is by rental and/or program registration only.

For more information on the tennis court rentals and programs, please visit the Racquet Sports page.


Parking is available off Bee Street in the lower and upper lots. There is also parking available at the end of Goldsmith Street. Parking in these lots is up to a max of 4 hours for patrons actively using the facilities. All street parking has a 2-hour by-law enforced limit.