Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria

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Wander the peaceful and evocative Ross Bay Cemetery, a leafy, Victorian-era burial ground. Rich in history, the cemetery serves as the resting place of prominent local figures, from artists to governors. Walk paths winding among picturesque trees, observing various interesting and unique monuments. Your stroll can be extended from the cemetery to the beach across the road. Use our Victoria tour planner to add Ross Bay Cemetery and other attractions to your Victoria vacation plans.
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  • Some of BC's most well known dignitaries and assemblymen are interred here, most notably being Emily Carr with the paintbrush tributes. It's nice and quiet with shaded parts and a beautiful view of th...  more »
  • This cemetery has some very famous BC residents, including the Dunsmuirs, Douglases, Helmckens and, probably the most famous, Emily Carr. The Old Cemeteries Society has a great online map that you can...  more »
  • There are so many unique (and some heart-breaking) gravestones. Also some very famous Canadians are buried here, including Emily Carr.  more »
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  • Beautiful old area. Nice to walk around and read the old headstones..
  • Perhaps the oldest boneyard on the island. It's quite beautiful in the summer and well located near the sea.
  • A fantastic place for a stroll. The cemetery is full of Victorian history, and only a guided tour can really do it justice. Even on your own though, it's very cool to stroll and marvel at the old headstones.
  • This 19th century cemetery has amazing headstones, and beautiful trees. They do tours every Sunday leaving at 2 from the Plaza across the street. Cost is minimal and they tell you great stories about people buried in the cemetery. Keep an eye out for Emily Carr's grave too!
  • Beautiful spot to walk and reflect. The old Graves are so lovely.

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