The seaside community of Cadboro Bay is located on southern Vancouver Island and is bordered by the city of Victoria and the ocean. With a number of picturesque walking trails, pristine beaches and natural ponds chock full of wildlife, it’s no wonder that most residents have no desire to leave this quaint community. While relatively small, the village boasts a vibrant and growing commercial area and is a mere 15 minute drive from the provincial capital of Victoria. The village itself is surrounded by Queenswood, Ten Mile Point and Cadboro Bay and provides all the amenities that most residents will ever need. Some of the services in Cadboro Bay include: drug and grocery stores, cafés, restaurants, hair salons, a spa, gas stations and more.
There is plenty to do in and around Cadboro Bay. A popular spot for children and families is Cadboro-Gyro Park which is located right next to Cadboro Bay Beach. The large climbing structures are a very popular attraction for all who visit but especially the young ones. These concrete structures include: a tugboat, an octopus, a very large salmon, the resident Cryptid, and of course, Cadborosaurus, a famous sea monster. Some of the park amenities include:
- Beach-themed playground
- Picnic areas
- Water bottle filling station
- Non-motorized craft boat launch
- Tennis courts
- Seasonal Wheelchair accessible beach ramp, and more
Just a short distance from the Village is Uplands Golf Club. The natural setting along with pristine fairways and greens makes for a relaxed day of golf regardless of your playing level. Your game may include seeing eagles flying overhead, spotting a hawk or a snow owl and even heron fishing for a meal.
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is yet another feature that residents of Cadboro Bay can enjoy. It is the oldest yacht club in western Canada. Some of the services they offer include:
- Racing events
- Great dining
- Themed events
The world renowned University of Victoria is situated next to Cadboro Bay Village. The university is highly engaged in the community and offers a dynamic learning experience that is respected and globally recognized.
Cadboro Bay has a vibrant and active, ‘Over 50’ community that draws local residents and those from the surrounding areas including the city of Victoria. Goward House operates in a heritage home surrounded by pristine gardens as well as arbutus and douglas fir. It is a warm and welcoming environment and they encourage guests to visit for a coffee, meet new friends and perhaps get involved in the many activities and community events of Goward House.
Cadboro Bay is certainly more than just a vibrant and picturesque community; it is a lifestyle that fits young families, the young at heart, and everyone in between.