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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  • Spent an enjoyable time here. It was very interesting reading the different stones, a good history lesson. It is well maintained with ample seating to enjoy the quietness. Wished I had more time there...  more »
  • We visited this cemetery as a bit of a journey we do in older cities, we have visited ones in Europe with dates going back to the 14th century but I was neat to see some here from the 19th century. Th...  more »
  • Facing the ocean this is an old and special cemetery. Many historical figures from the early days of the province and colony of British Columbia are buried at Ross Bay. The Old Cemeteries Society of V...  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.