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
4 UVic / Downtown
8 Interurban / Tillicum Mall / Oak Bay
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     10$1575$1975$1739
Total Rentals     10$1575$1975$1739

Oaklands Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Michelle Rubin Yoga
202-1600 Bay Street, Victoria
0.68 km
Alert First-Aid
2780 Richmond Road, Victoria
0.76 km
Oak and Orca Bioregional School
2738 Higgins Street, Victoria
0.82 km
Girls' Alternative Program
1.05 km
Victoria High School
1260 Grant Street, Victoria
1.29 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
1.38 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra Street, Victoria
1.46 km
Victoria College Of Art
1625 Bank Street, Victoria
1.53 km
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria
1.53 km
Securiguard Services Ltd
2750 Quadra Street, Victoria
1.54 km
Cedar Hill Golf Course
1400 Derby Road, Victoria
1.71 km
Oak Bay Secondary
2121 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria
1.80 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
1.92 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Middle and Senior Schools
801 Bank Street, Victoria
2.28 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
1207 Douglas Street #225, Victoria
2.48 km
Global Village English Centres - GV Victoria
1290 Broad Street #200, Victoria
2.55 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Junior School
1701 Beach Drive, Victoria
2.65 km
Insignia College
759 Courtney Street #100, Victoria
2.67 km
Victoria Montessori Preschool
1250 Highrock Avenue, Victoria
3.69 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
Library Media Centre
1.47 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
Victoria Courthouse Library
850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria
2.60 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
2.62 km
Fairfield Branch
1839 Fairfield Road (rear Courtyard), Victoria
2.85 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch
101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
3.12 km
Emily Carr Branch Library
3521 Blanshard Street #101, Victoria
3.12 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Nellie McClung Branch
Nellie McClung Branch, 3950 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
3.15 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
Greater Victoria Public Library - sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
3.48 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library
943 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria
3.74 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch
3110 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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