You may well ask why tourists take such notice of Oak Bay when there are other equally wonderful communities all across Canada and the USA. The answer, unfortunately, is that most of those other wonderful communities have already been bulldozed by the profit motivated "Densification Industry". This trend in not new. Whenever the desireability of a wonderful community drives their lot prices to extreme heights, then the densification profiteers take notice. Their professionals pressure local governments to loosen building restrictions, and soon afterwards their bulldozers and intrusive buildings radically change the community.