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Ross Bay Cemetery

Dallas Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Peaceful with many points of interest

I would recommend picking up the guide leaflet from Tourism Victoria at Wharf St (not sure if they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
foodfan1956
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Vancouver, Canada
Beautiful and Haunting

Gorgeous place to enjoy a quiet walk and pay respects. There are often deer in the area too. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CrystalLikeTheRock
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Victoria, Canada
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A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's most prominent families.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (19 reviews)
“emily carr” (16 reviews)
“quiet walk” (6 reviews)
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Dallas Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would recommend picking up the guide leaflet from Tourism Victoria at Wharf St (not sure if they are available elsewhere) as it highlights the most famous graves and gives a good diagram to follow. Its a good way to spend a couple of hours...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeous place to enjoy a quiet walk and pay respects. There are often deer in the area too. There are so many gorgeous tomb stones to behold and it really is something that one cannot put properly in to words to describe.

Thank CrystalLikeTheRock
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a restful historical site in the middle of bustling Fairfield. I have been through these grounds for 50 yrs and never tire of them. My perspective is often different but always enjoyable.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The movers and shakers of early Victoria are buried here — including Sir James Douglas (first governor of BC) and Emily Carr (world renowned artist) well worth taking the guided tour that is offered 2 pm each Sunday (although I’m not sure if that’s year...More

Thank Grace F
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

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, graves with intriguing marble, sandstone and granite monuments, all bear witness to the people...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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 the small gardeners hut. I walk through this...More

Thank World Traveller J
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

Thank morgie55
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wanted to go to the Christmas ceremony,and read many of the tomb stones of the early victoria settlers,how soon there lives were taken,made me think how lucky i was,coming out from England in 62 on a cruise liner,the cemetery is large,so bring your walking shoes

Thank jackieandkarl
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you are up on your history of early canada, early BC and even more specifically, early Victoria I really think this is a must go for visitors and locals alike. Abandon your weird feelings about this being a resting place for the deceased, and...More

Thank Nisa J
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Don't miss the oldest cemetery in Victoria. A beautiful place to walk through and loop back along the sea.

Thank Ruthmmcdon
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