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 Schools

Name/Address Distance
Rock and Go Guitar School
2708 Richmond Road, Victoria
0.80 km
Victor School
2260 Victor Street, Victoria
0.87 km
Girls' Alternative Program
3020 Richmond Road, Victoria
0.97 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
1.38 km
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria
1.50 km
Oak Bay High School
2121 Cadboro Bay Rd, Oak Bay, Greater, Victoria
1.74 km
Victoria High School
923 Topaz Avenue, Victoria
1.74 km
Oak Bay Sailing School
3536 Richmond Road, Victoria
1.85 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School
781 Richmond Avenue, Victoria
2.28 km
Taber Music School
1001 Cloverdale Avenue #107, Victoria
2.30 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
733 Johnson Street #302, Victoria
2.31 km
College of Business & Technology
950 Kings Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1W6
2.46 km
Study Victoria
1207 Douglas Street #325, Victoria
2.47 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
Hand Drum Rhythms
878 Victoria Avenue, Victoria
2.82 km
inlingua Victoria College of Languages Careers and IELTS
910 Government Street #101, Victoria
2.86 km
St. Michaels University School - Junior School Campus
820 Victoria Avenue, Victoria
2.87 km
Braefoot Elementary School
1440 Harrop Road, Victoria
3.32 km
Lambrick Park Secondary School
4139 Torquay Drive, Victoria
4.42 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Oaklands Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Little Library
2613 Belmont Avenue, Victoria
0.37 km
Little Free Library
1539 Oakland Avenue, Victoria
0.62 km
Little Free Library
1610 Oakland Avenue, Victoria
0.72 km
Little Free Library
1650 Burton Avenue, Victoria
0.85 km
Little Free Library
3205 Doncaster Drive, Victoria
0.99 km
Little Free Library
3206 Wordsworth Street, Victoria
1.00 km
VIHA Library Services
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
1.15 km
Free Little Library on Kings
2021 Kings Road, Victoria
1.33 km
Florence Street Book Exchange
2552 Florence Street, Victoria
1.41 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
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
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
Mearns Centre for Learning (MCL)
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
3.40 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library
949 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria
3.72 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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