Oaklands Community Overview

Oaklands is an attractive and affordable family neighbourhood in Victoria.

Originally a heavily forested area, street trees are still important to the neighbourhood with its many chestnuts, Garry oaks and flowering fruit trees. After World War One, London Plane trees were planted along Shelbourne Street as a memorial to local soldiers and still grace the street today. 

Oaklands is home to Hillside Mall, a major shopping centre for the region. The mall, along with surrounding commercial uses, medical and dental offices, restaurants and neighbourhood convenience stores, form a vital commercial core which is served by high volume traffic and transit routes of Hillside Avenue, Shelbourne and Cook Streets. The community is also home to a growing neighbourhood village, known as Haultain Corners.

Residents enjoy a great deal of parkland in a variety of city parks. Oaklands Elementary School, originally opened in 1913, continues in its role providing education to young children and serving as a resource to local community groups. The landmark Cridge Centre for the Family, BC's oldest registered non-profit society, is located in Oaklands.

Oaklands has other heritage features including a number of residences and structures and the Jewish Cemetery which was established in 1860 and sits atop Fernwood Hill.

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oaklands Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
8 Interurban / Tillicum Mall / Oak Bay
9 Royal Oak / UVic
10 James Bay / Royal Jubilee
22 Vic General / Hillside Mall
24 Cedar Hill / Admirals Walk
25 Maplewood / Admirals Walk
28 Majestic / Downtown

Oaklands Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     8$750$2262$1604
Total Rentals     8$750$2262$1604

Oaklands Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Eaton Arrowsmith School Victoria
3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria
1.01 km
Girls' Alternative Program
1.05 km
Victoria High School
1.30 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
1.38 km
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria
1.53 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
950 Kings Road, Victoria
1.59 km
Oak Bay High School
2121 Cadboro Bay Rd, Oak Bay, Greater, Victoria
1.74 km
Oak Bay Sailing School
3536 Richmond Road, Victoria
1.85 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School
801 Bank Street, Victoria
2.26 km
Axe Capoeira Academy
715 Yates Street, Victoria
2.42 km
College of Business & Technology
950 Kings Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1W6
2.43 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
225-1207 Douglas Street, Victoria
2.49 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Junior School
1701 Beach Drive, Victoria
2.65 km
Executive Language College of Canada Ltd.
1005 Broad Street, Victoria
2.67 km
Emmanuel Preschool
2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria
2.70 km
St. Michaels University School - Junior School Campus
820 Victoria Avenue, Victoria
2.88 km
Braefoot Elementary School
1440 Harrop Road, Victoria
3.32 km
Maple Leaf Ballet
310 Henry Street, Victoria
3.52 km
Lambrick Park Secondary
4139 Torquay Drive, Victoria
4.43 km
Ledger House
2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria
4.49 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Oaklands Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
VIHA Library Services
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
1.15 km
Little Free Library, Fort St.
1990 Fort Street, Victoria
1.47 km
Library Media Centre
1.47 km
Redfern Park Free Little Library
Redfern Street, Victoria
1.64 km
Clare Street Free Little Libraru
1026 Clare Street, Victoria
1.85 km
Culture Library Ministry of Small Business Tourism & Culture
800 Johnson Street, Victoria
2.18 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Oak Bay Branch
1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria
2.39 km
Bowker & Beach Free Little Library
2001 Beach Drive, Victoria
2.55 km
Beach Drive Free Little Library
1833 Beach Drive, Victoria
2.57 km
Prospect Place Free Little Library
1601-1675 Prospect Place, Victoria
2.58 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
2.62 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch
3521 Blanshard Street #101, Victoria
3.12 km
Emily Carr Branch Library
3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
3.13 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Nellie McClung Branch
Nellie McClung Branch, 3950 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
3.14 km
Bc Library Svc Branch
620 Superior Street, Victoria
3.17 km
Legislative Library of British Columbia
501 Belleville Street, Victoria
3.24 km
Diana M. Priestly Law Library
McGill Road, Victoria
3.26 km
William C. Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
3.40 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library
943 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria
3.74 km
G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria
4.66 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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