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-Friday 6:00am-11:30pm (phone-in registration hours 6:30am-10:30pm)
  Saturday-Sunday 6:00am-10:30pm (phone-in registration hours 6:30am-10:30pm)
Last entrance into facility, 30 minutes prior to closing
Fitness Studio Monday-Friday 6:00am-12:00am 
  Saturday-Sunday 6:00am-11:00pm
Pool Monday-Sunday Monday-Friday, Sunday 6:00am-9:30pm   Saturday 6:00am-7:00pm (Please consult our schedule for further information.) 
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 is available from 6:00am to 12:30am daily.

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

Indoor Sports Field (ISF)
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 view the Racquet Sports page.