Oak Bay Lodge

Bus Route/Transit

Take BC Transit #11 bus

Contact Us

Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

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2251 Cadboro Bay Rd
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 5H3


Island Health

Visiting Hours

To reduce spread of COVID-19, each site has a visiting procedure to protect residents, staff, and the public. 

Please contact staff to learn more about scheduling a visit.

Read more about social visiting information for families of those living in Long-Term Care sites.

Accreditation Status

Full Accreditation October 2013. (Four Year Accreditation).

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.accreditation.ca


Publicly Subsidized Units: 235
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Oak Bay Lodge is located in the area bordering Cadboro Bay Road, Cranmore Street and Hampshire Road in Oak Bay. The building, built in 1970, is 15,000 sq ft and consists of two buildings connected by a centralized support area. Large gardens, both secured and non-secured, allow for outside activities. The facility also operates a subsidized Adult Day Program on site.

Building Amenities

Lounges and dining space are located centrally and on each care floor. On-site services include: food preparation and service;  housekeeping and laundry; hairdressing, barber, foot care; dental hygiene and dentist services. A facility bus is available for planned and supervised outings. Secured garden areas are accessible from all floors.    

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Oak Bay Lodge is on a local bus route, and is located within a two block radius to shopping, banks, health care, recreational and emergency centres.

Philosophy of Care

Provide care that is gentle, respectful, ethical, supportive and professional that supports chronic and complex conditions affecting the older adult.

Type of Accommodation

Single and shared room space.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Recreational activities are provided on all floors as well as central locations. The activities challenge and relax the mind, body and soul, and include exercise, music, crafts, social gatherings, outings, games, religious services and entertainment


Oak Bay Lodge has secured entrance and exits but is restricted by non-wheelchair accessible doorways and bathroom access.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Unable to accommodate motorized scooters and wheelchairs.

Pet Policy

Therapeutic Pet Program. All visiting pets must be secured on a leash, be free of disease and open wounds.

Smoking Policy

Smoking limited to those persons who are able to independently and safely access the outside smoking area. Smokers are not considered for Special Care Units.  

Safety/Security Features

Safety of our residents, and staff, is a high priority goal for Oak Bay Lodge.

  • all entrances and exits are secured
  • fire doors and fire suppressions systems are in place
  • monthly emergency drills are practiced and evacuation procedures tested
  • an emergency plan and supplies are available to support both minor and more major emergencies
Spiritual Care

Not available.



Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:

$1.25 for each 2 hours

Accepts coins, or credit card
No change is provided from pay stations

Special Permits

Hardship Permits Available
Family Caregiver Permits Available

For more parking information visit the Island Health Parking Services webpage.

Visiting Information

Our visiting times are open and there are no stated hours. Healthy, vaccinated and leashed pets are permitted. After 9 p.m. visitors must use the intercom to be granted entry.

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Influenza Protection Policy.

Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution.”


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria