Cadboro Bay Houses for Sale
Search all Cadboro Bay Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Cadboro Bay is a seaside neighbourhood in Saanich, BC, with plenty to offer its residents. Home to about 1,500 properties, waterfront and not, there are many housing styles to choose from in this neighbourhood.
This neighbourhood is a safe place to live, work, and play, with beaches, quiet side streets, and plenty of green spaces to admire. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Cadboro Bay properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Cadboro Bay
Most of the real estate in Cadboro Bay was constructed between the 1950s and 2005. Houses range from mid-century-style to updated heritage homes and character homes with features like large, fenced yards, treed lots, and garden space. Townhomes and condominiums also sometimes come available on the market.
The waterfront real estate in Cadboro Bay is highly sought after. Whether you are looking for a modest house on a quiet street or a large oceanfront estate, your real estate agent can show you exceptional properties in Cadboro Bay. Many Victoria residents dream of purchasing a home in Cadboro Bay, so do not hesitate to ask your realtor to show you listings in this desirable neighbourhood.
About Cadboro Bay
The neighbourhood of Cadboro Bay is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is adjacent to the 'Cadboro Bay.' This neighbourhood is in the Saanich East municipality and reaches from the bay itself to the University of Victoria, north of the Uplands district, and south of the Queenswood neighbourhood. It is about 8 km from the downtown core of Victoria. Cadboro Bay was named after the first European ship that entered the bay in the mid-1800s, the Hudson's Bay Company's schooner Cadboro. Today this area is a bustling coastline community with plenty to see and do.
The Cadboro Bay Village, at the heart of the community, features restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, salons, a spa, gift shops, a pub, and a pharmacy. Services like police, firefighters, garbage pickup, and public transit are provided to all Cadboro Bay residents. Several doctors' offices, dentists, pharmacies, and other health care providers can be reached within minutes. The neighbourhood is walkable, with many errands easily accomplished by those travelling on foot or by bicycle.
The UVic Sailing Club has facilities and boats on Cadboro Bay beach for students to use. There have been reports of a mythical sea serpent cryptid, the Cadborosaurus (Caddy), with sightings dating back two hundred years.
With multiple schools, including Camosun College and the University of Victoria, within a 15-minute drive, the downtown core only 18 minutes away, and all other amenities at your fingertips, you will love living in Cadboro Bay.
Things to Do in Cadboro Bay
Visit Gyro Park and its Sandy Beach
Cadboro Bay, the community next to Arbutus, has a nearby public park called Gyro Park, featuring sandy beaches, a picnic and play area, tennis courts, and a boat launch. This park is a popular destination in the summer months for families and sunbathers, with plenty of parking, public washrooms, a seasonal wheelchair-accessible beach ramp, a zip-line, and a beach-themed playground that includes a giant sea serpent, salmon, and octopus play sculptures. From September through April, you may bring your dog for a swim and a play on the beach in the off-season.
Go to the Cadboro Bay Festival in August
The Cadboro Bay Festival is an annual day of fun on the beach in Gyro Park with plenty of children's activities, including arts and crafts, live music, bouncy castles, and food vendors.
At this festival, world-class sand sculptors operating under the collective name "Sand Boxers sculpting team" create incredible, giant displays before your eyes using only sand and water, following a theme such as "mythic creatures" or "island life." Admission is free, and this event usually sees between 3,000 and 4,000 attendees, making it a lively, fun way to spend the day on the beach.
Join the Cadboro Bay Dead Boats Society
The Cadboro Bay Dead Boats Society is a group of residents of this neighbourhood who are dedicated to keeping derelict boats off the community's beaches. Before this group was created by the Cadboro Bay Residents Association (CBRA) in 2017, the beach was cluttered with abandoned boats and even a burned hull of a houseboat, spurring a massive cleanup. Today, the association is available year-round to assist those who need help dealing with wrecks and vessels of concern, ensuring the area remains pristine, safe, and welcoming.
Other committees run by the CBRA include the Developments Committee, the Communications and Membership Committees, and the General Administration, all of which are open to CBRA members.