Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria

(4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Many amazing things about history in this place and always at halloween they have tours.Very well kept and one of the oldest in Victoria.  more »
  • This one is a gem. Most important people in Victoria's history are here. We highly recommend taking one of the tours offered on Sundays by donation. The tour just before Hallowe'en is narrated by cost...  more »
  • Great way to see some local history in the cemetary where many of Canada's great pioneers are buried.  more »
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  • 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.
  • As far as cemeteries goes, this one is nice I guess. I'm not sure how to review a graveyard, really. Comfort? Style? Taste? I guess if I wasn't alive anymore I'd enjoy this spot as much as the next dead guy.
  • Really cool historical cemetery. Nice place for a walk and very close to the ocean.