Welcome to Cadboro Bay
Cadboro Bay is a quiet seaside neighborhood located in a corner of east Saanich, about twenty minutes by car from downtown Victoria. Close to schools, shopping and the oldest yacht club in British Columbia, Cadboro Bay real estate is always in demand.
Homes here are within easy walking distance of an excellent shopping centre that serves as a hub for the community.
Cadboro Bay Village
Originally inhabited for 8,000 years by the Songhees First Nation, Cadboro Bay takes its name from the first European vessel to enter the bay, the Hudson’s Bay Company schooner, Cadboro. After starting as a farming community, nearly a century ago, Cadboro Bay’s sandy beach and stunning beauty convinced entrepreneurs to establish a hotel in the neighborhood, although nothing of it remains today.
Today, Cadboro Bay’s Gyro sandy beach is a popular destination for families, as well as anyone who likes to get out on the water. Cadboro Bay Village offers grocery shopping, a specialty wine seller, a pharmacy and a Starbucks coffee outlet.
Right on the Beach, Close to Recreation
Cadboro Bay is close to a variety of parks and recreation spots.
Cadboro Bay Beach and Gyro Park
Gyro Park is the iconic oceanfront park that lies at the heart of the community. Generations of local children have played on large, marine-themed concrete sculptures at the park. The quiet beach is perfect for wading, building sandcastles, or launching a SUP board.
Henderson Recreation Centre
Nearby Henderson Recreation Centre is just a short trip by car or bicycle from Cadboro Bay. From preschool dance programs, adult exercise classes to seniors golf lessons, Henderson Recreation Centre is a gathering place where everyone is welcome and feels at home.
UVic Dog Park
UVic Dog Park, located quite close to Henderson Recreation Centre, is one of the largest off-leash areas for dogs in Greater Victoria.
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Located right on the shores of Cadboro Bay, a short drive from Cadboro Bay Village, Royal Victoria Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in British Columbia.
Members of the yacht club enjoy a wide variety of activities, including yachting, boating, navigation, racing events, cruising excursions, moorage, kayak and stand up paddle boards rentals, and much more.
Uplands Golf Course
Established in 1922, Uplands golf course runs through meadows, iconic Garry Oak trees and long-established fir trees and cedars.
With gentle terrain and no steep hills or valleys to navigate, this is a course that lends itself to walking, and an 18 hole game is often played in four hours or less.
Grocery stores, banks, a pharmacy and many other shops and services can be found close by at Cadboro Village. University Heights and Tuscany Village also offer Cadboro Bay residents plenty of choice when it comes to shopping and running errands.
Additionally, Hillside shopping centre is an easy trip by car from Cadboro Bay.
Schools Serving Cadboro Bay
The community of Cadboro Bay lies within Greater Victoria School District (SD61). There are also prestigious independent schools and postsecondary institutions nearby.
This SD61 school map is a useful way to find schools close to Cadboro Bay.
The excellent schools located in or near Cadboro Bay include:
Frank Hobbs Elementary
Located right in Cadboro Bay, Frank Hobbs Elementary is known for a focus on academic achievement, social and environmental responsibility, and participation in fine arts, sports and fitness.
Glenlyon Norfolk Junior School (GNS)
Located right on the ocean, the GNS Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 classrooms provide wonderful examples of learning in action.
Arbutus Middle School
Cadboro Bay is served by the Arbutus Middle School catchment. Located a short drive west from Cadboro Bay, Arbutus is “focused on teaching students the skills they need to become informed, active global citizens able to consider issues from a variety of perspectives and empowered to act in order to make a difference locally and internationally.”
St. Michaels University School
Also close by is St. Michaels University School (SMUS), an independent K-12 boarding and day school focusing on university prep.
Mount Douglas Secondary School
Mount Douglas Secondary School is known for its sports programs, as well as an impressive list of alumni including Jeff Mallet, one of the founders of Yahoo!, singer Nelly Furtado, LA-based songwriter David Foster, and Riyo Mori – Miss Universe 2007 (Miss Japan).
University of Victoria and Camosun College
Commuting from Cadboro Bay
It’s an easy fifteen-minute drive by car to downtown Victoria via Cadboro Bay Road or McKenzie Avenue.
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2527 Kilgary Place in VICTORIA: SE Cadboro Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 411973$849,900Residential
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- 2,013 sq. ft.187 m2This excellent 50's built bungalow is located just steps from UVic with so much to offer! With 3 big bedrooms (2 up 1 down), 2 full baths, full height walk-out basement with suite potential, big windows and tons of storage, solid hardwood flooring, updated eat-in kitchen, main floor laundry, new forced air gas heating (2019), newer hot water tank (2016), great sunroom/family room addition with vaulted ceilings overlooking the sunny South facing rear yard, etc etc. This home is walking distance to Cadboro Bay Village, Gyro park and beach and is situated on a quiet cul de sac. Ideal for all demographics whether it be parents looking for their kids at UVic, buyers looking to downsize but not compromise on space or families looking to raise their children on a picturesque street in a wonderful neighbourhood. Don't delay as this one is priced below assessed value! More detailsListed by McCollom Real Estate
2486 Sinclair Road in VICTORIA: SE Cadboro Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 411369$1,595,000Residential
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- 4,499 sq. ft.418 m2This LARGE 4500sqft, 6 Bed 6 Bath West Coast Style Family Home is a converted farm home that has been completely renovated for a modern feel while retaining its roots. With picturesque Ocean views overlooking Cadboro Bay, maple hardwood and tile floors, Electrolux appliances, and a heat pump, this home has it all! Bachelor suite with separate entrance on bottom floor, great for student, in-laws, mortgage helper etc. Located halfway in between UVic and Gyro Park Beach, this home is easy walking distance to both. Enjoy walks on the beach, shopping at Cadboro Bay Market, parks, walking trails, natural greenery, and easy access to transit routes across the entire city. One of the most friendly and beautiful neighbourhoods in Victoria! More detailsListed by RE/MAX Alliance
2578 Vista Bay Road in VICTORIA: SE Cadboro Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 411116$1,475,000Residential
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- 3,081 sq. ft.286 m2Perched on top of the world on this prized Cadboro Bay street rests this mid century gem. Ideally located on the slope to grasp the panoramic water views of the tranquil bay framed by Ten Mile Point and Mount Baker. Nestled just a short stroll from the community's sandy beaches, parks, restaurants and amenities and the University of Victoria. This charming neighbourhood captures all of the appeal of Victoria's West Coast lifestyle. A generous rancher plan of over 3000' featuring 3 bedrooms and a den, and 2 1/2 baths. Generous living spaces throughout all capturing the dazzling water view. Two gas fireplaces, a sunroom, a greenhouse, plus double garage a part of the many attributes. A prime candidate to refresh to your own liking in an absolute stellar location. More detailsListed by Sotheby's International Realty Canada
3935 Scolton Road in VICTORIA: SE Cadboro Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 409000$1,125,000Residential
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- 2,834 sq. ft.263 m2*Open House Sat. June 15 12-2* Immaculately kept Cadboro Bay character home. Generous in size and functionality, this 5 BED, 4 BATH farmhouse-style home is walking distance from some of Victoria's best kept secrets. Family-Friendly Maynard Park and Frank Hobbs Elementary are at the other end of the street, and one of Victoria's premier summer destinations (Gyro Park/Caddy Bay Beach) is a 5 minute walk away. The traditional floorplan offers flexibility for families of all sizes and offers elegant space for entertaining, as it flows over gorgeous fir floors between family, dining, living, and kitchen. A distinctly modern kitchen with quartz countertops, 2 sinks, and stainless steel kitchen-aid appliances is a chef's dream. The spacious MASTER BEDROOM and ensuite are located on the MAIN FLOOR and have their own private veranda, ideal for your morning coffee. Outdoor amenities include a fully fenced/private low maintenance yard, workshop, mature trees, a large front porch, parking for 4. More detailsListed by Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island