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The best time to visit the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is between May and October, when Victoria’s weather is mild and generally sunny. Victoria tends to be packed with tourists in July and August, so to avoid the hordes and still enjoy good weather, you might plan your visit for late spring (May through mid-June) or early fall (mid-September through October). Even when the weather is less than perfect, though, it’s still worth visiting both the hotel and the city. The hotel’s outdoor mineral pools are heated year-round, and the large suites would make a comfortable hideout to relax and watch the rain. Victoria’s museums, shops, and restaurants are all open throughout the year, and they’ll be less crowded if you visit outside the busy summer months.