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Walk through the cemetery and see some history.

For "history and cemetery lovers " this is a must do in Victoria. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
marimbagirl
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vancouver island
Grand location

What a lovely peaceful area located next to the ocean. We enjoyed the benefit of strolls through... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
annie2468
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's most prominent families.
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Dallas Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For "history and cemetery lovers " this is a must do in Victoria. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean I think this is the largest one in Victoria. Many of Victoria's pioneers are resting here. You can also get a guided tour if you check tourist info...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marimbagirl
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Neat spot to visit particularly if you are geocacher. Large space, well kept and next to the Ross Bay pub, definitelyva local.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cankid
Reviewed 15 November 2018

What a lovely peaceful area located next to the ocean. We enjoyed the benefit of strolls through the cemetery several times while in the area. So much history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annie2468
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Nice place, lots of history including,Emily Carrs grave, and many historical markers good tours offered as well especially around halloween

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stopfer
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful walk, this is the place. Walking through these fading stones can be a humbling experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Derek F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A uniquie look into Victoria's history and the people who made it. Walk along and visit the resting places of famous and infamous person living in Victoria throughout the last two hundred years

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank maryann10have
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This place should not be missed by somebody who is interested in the history of Victoria and Vancouver Island as well as by someone who likes cemeteries. There are tours available during the weekend. We like this place for its beautiful location, the interesting head-stones,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This history-rich cemetery is a great place to sit and read, contemplate life, or enjoy a coffee. Famous people are buried here, including Billy Barker, Sir James Douglas, and Emily Carr. The gravestones are quite interesting - you see the evolution of the different shapes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank violetsunderfoot
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I had an amazing time for 2 hours (could have spent longer) walking around this large cemetery. Not only did I discover first Premier of BC`s grave, but also other important figures, artists (Emily Carr is here!), and so on; I also met a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katighosthunter
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The grounds are uneven underfoot so you need proper footwear. I found it tough going as I’m no longer young. Some beautiful headstones and statuary and a look into the past and the early settlers, sailors and adventurers . If you enjoy cemetery visits it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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