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Ross Bay Cemetery

1516 Fairfield Rd
Victoria, BC V8S 1G1

Ross Bay Cemetery is the oldest surviving formal landscape design in BC and is a superb example of a Victorian-era burial ground. Unique trees and plantings, winding carriageways, intriguing marble, sandstone and granite monuments, bear witness to the many famous Canadians and Americans are buried here, including Sir James Douglas (BC’s first governor), many subsequent premiers, coal baron Robert Dunsmuir (who built Craigdarroch Castle), Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, Emily Carr (world-famous artist), Billy Barker (discoverer of gold at Barkerville) and Nellie Chapman (the "Miners’ Angel" who was featured on a US postage stamp). For more information, please email Tourism Victoria's Visitor Centre at info@tourismvictoria.com, or phone 250-953-2033 or toll-free 800-663-3883.

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