We recently had friends in from Alberta and decided to introduce them to Oak Bay.  In Oak Bay Village there is a cultural experience waiting to be experienced.  There are seven galleries withing about three blocks of each other.  They are all worth a visit.  The picture above is the Winchester Gallery which is at the east end of Oak Bay Village next to Ottavio's bakery and deli.  Ottavio's serve some great Italian gelato amongst other things.  There are lots of other shops and restaurants in the village worth visiting as well.  We then took our guests to the Oak Bay Marina for a wildlife experience.  There are five harbour seals that call the fish cleaning table at the Marina home.  Thousands of people come there to see and feed these seals.  They are well fed and seem quite happy.  The do0 disappear for a short time each spring to have a family.  Oak Bay also has some amazing real estate and homes, particularly in the Uplands.  Cattle Point is a favourite spot for the tour buses to stop and look towards the spectacular Mount Baker.  There are also several very good lookouts with some of the best views in Great Victoria in Oak Bay.  On your next visit to Victoria, be sure to check out Oak Bay.


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