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. Our Victoria trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Ross Bay Cemetery and other Victoria attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Ross Bay Cemetery has the oldest surviving formal landscape design in BC and is a superb example of a Victorian-era burial ground. Its profusion of unusual trees and plantings, winding carriageways, g...  more »
  • Ross Bay Cemetery is a quite walk through history. Many grave stones give historic details that are very interesting. There is also the Emery Carr grave if you do not get a map of the cemetery from th...  more »
  • Yes I went to Canada on Halloween and jumped right into a cemetary. Great stories, could not help but step on the graves. Hope none followed me back to the States! - JM  more »
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  • Even after traveling a lot, I still think that this is one of the most beautiful graveyards in the world. There are several famous graves here, including Emily Carr, founders of Victoria, and Billy Barker. There are two doors of this graveyard, but it is pleasant to just wander around here on one's own. It has several different entrance points. There is a bathroom at one corner of the graveyard (on the corner of Memorial and Dallas). It is located right by Ross Bay, which has a beautiful beach for strolling on. Some of the paths are paved, but other areas are more difficult to walk on or take a baby carriage through.
  • Beautiful old cemetery. Nice, quite and peaceful place to walk through. Have seen a number of small deer when visiting.
  • Beautiful walk. Must park on street though.
  • Beautiful old graveyard, with amazing old headstones, located near the water, also it is a nice place to stop by and take a walk through.
  • Heard tell that blasphemous prayers are being chanted backwards at Ross Bay Cemetery
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