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Ross Bay Cemetery

Dallas Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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History Buff's Delight

Ross Bay Cemetery has the oldest surviving formal landscape design in BC and is a superb example of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jenniealee
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Mesa, Arizona
A Victorian Tranquil Setting by the Sea

Ross Bay Cemetery is a quite walk through history. Many grave stones give historic details that are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
World Traveller J
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Average5%
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“buried here”(18 reviews)
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“quiet walk”(6 reviews)
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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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"beautiful place to walk"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 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

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Reviewed 27 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 20 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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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A small, but lovely cemetery. Very pleasant to stroll around and interesting graves. Deer are frequently seen.

Thank katie06Devon_England
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

my longest friend,is buried here, THis place is peaceful and well situated and easy to get to. a lovely place

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Ross Bay is a cool OLD cemetery that you could stroll through for hours right across the street from the water

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

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 the beach and ocean to one side.

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