A Victoria Cemetery Stroll Through History Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. All children are welcome.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 9



English (fluent)

From monuments to angels

Join us as we stroll through three of Victoria's historic cemeteries. Here you will find the graves of many important people from our early days and learn their stories.

In Ross Bay Cemetery you will see mausoleums, statues of children, angels and even a fireman's helmet. It is truly a stroll through an outdoor sculpture displays.

The Jewish community established its own cemetery in 1859 (now BC's oldest operating cemetery).
At the entrance is the Holocaust memorial to the martyrs who died between 1933 and 1945.

In 1903 the Chinese Cemetery was open and for years it was the practice to exhume the remains after seven years, clean and dry the bones and then ship them back to China for burial. This practice continued at the Chinese Cemetery up until 1933, when war in China ended this practice.

If we have time we will visit the cemetery at Pioneer Square and show you where the first cemetery in Victoria was before the bones were moved.


Pick up, Ross Bay Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, plus Pioneer Square

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can pick you up at your hotel, downtown ferry terminal, Harbour Air, or cruise ship terminal.

End location: We can return you to your pick-up location or any other place in the downtown Victoria area.

Duration: 3 hours


You will be picked up in an air conditioned 2008 GMC Savana.
Room for 9 passengers.

What’s Included

Other: All transportation, water, parking fees, pick-up and drop off, driver and guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Canadian $ - Snacks and beverages

What’s Extra

Other: Any food or beverage, and donations.

Private tour guide Sandra

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