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Cemeteries

  • Ross Bay Cemetery - 1516 Fairfield Road in the City of Victoria, one of Canada's oldest and largest surviving Victorian cemeteries.

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  • Chinese Cemetery - Harling Point, Victoria - on Crescent Road, this was Victoria's first and only exclusively Chinese cemetery, no longer in use.

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  • Jewish Cemetery - On Fern Hill Road at Cedar Hill Road, opened in the 1860's, was BC's first Jewish cemetery. (Limited access)

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  • Old Burying Ground (Pioneer Square) - Quadra Street between Meares Street and Rockland Ave. in Victoria, contains some fine examples of Victorian cemetery architecture. Victoria's second cemetery, it opened in 1855.

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  • Albert Head Cemetery - is located at a few hundred feet from the water’s edge on DND property at Albert Head. It is not accessible to the public.

  • Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery - located at 2110 Church Road in Sooke, BC. The cemetery behind the church contains the graves of many of the pioneer families of Sooke. The cemetery was officially opened in 1898.

  • The Sooke Harbour Cemetery is located at the corner of Sooke Rd (highway 14) and Idlemore Rd in Sooke BC. The Cemetery was created in 1922 to provide a public cemetery to the people of Sooke. In 1989, the Sooke Lions Club spent nearly every weekend for a year to revitalize the cemetery, and they continue to maintain it today. It has approximately 500 graves and is still active. For a list of gravestones go to:
    Find A Grave: Sooke Harbour Cemetery and click on "view all interments"


Additional Cemeteries - information being compiled:

  • Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery - located at 7742 West Saanich Road, Saanichton, near Brentwood Bay.
  • Brethour Family - located on Canora Road in Sidney.
  • Christ Church Cathedral Columbarium - located on 930 Burdett Street at Quadra Street.