Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria

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#8 of 18 in Historic Sites in Victoria
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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  • September 27, 2017
    my longest friend,is buried here, THis place is peaceful and well situated and easy to get to. a lovely place  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Ross Bay is a cool OLD cemetery that you could stroll through for hours right across the street from the water  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 2, 2017
    Beautiful old area. Nice to walk around and read the old headstones..
  • February 27, 2017
    Perhaps the oldest boneyard on the island. It's quite beautiful in the summer and well located near the sea.
  • October 12, 2016
    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.
  • August 1, 2016
    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!
  • October 3, 2016
    Beautiful spot to walk and reflect. The old Graves are so lovely.

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