About the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association

 The Oak Bay Business Improvement Association (Oak Bay BIA) is comprised of nearly 100 businesses in the area generally referred to as Oak Bay Village, encompassing the retail sections along Oak Bay Avenue from Monterey Avenue to Foul Bay Road, including adjacent businesses on Hampshire Road, Theatre Lane and Wilmot Place.

Oak Bay BIA members are primarily small businesses representing retail, service and professional sectors.

The BIA is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in May. The day-to-day activities of the association are managed by the Communications and Project Manager under the direction of the Board of Directors.

The Oak Bay BIA is committed to strengthening business and community in Oak Bay.

Association activities include:

  • the organization and promotion of BIA events including the Oak Bay Village Night Markets, Trick or Treat in the Village and the Oak Bay Christmas Festival
  • sponsoring community initiatives
  • the streetlight banner program
  • a cooperative advertising program

The Oak Bay BIA works in partnership with Oak Bay Tourism, the District of Oak Bay, member businesses and the community.

If you would like more information about Oak Bay BIA activities or would like to become involved with the association please email our Project Manager at oakbaybia@gmail.com.