The quaint community of James Bay lies directly next to the Inner Harbour of Victoria and holds some of the city's historical treasures. Gorgeous waterfront views and numerous locations to picnic and stroll make this area a hot spot for visitors to the city. Quaint shops, elegant Victorian style homes and lovely parks or waterfront walk ways are a leisurely way to spend the day!
James Bay offers a close look into some of the most beautiful and historical treasures Victoria offers. The Dive Center at Ogden point makes for a highlight amoung divers from around the world and is poised on the famous walkway to the locals known as the Break Water. The Dallas Road scenic route runs from the inner harbour directly infront of the cruise ship terminals, the Break Water, Clover Point, Beacon Hills garden park, Mile O and Ogden Point. This area gives stunning views of the mountain ranges across the Juan de Fuca Strait to Port Angeles. A great way to see this area is on bike, walking the ocean front walkway, by horse drawn carriage, by automobile or sailing along on the shore line on a chartered yacht.
Other interests: The Royal BC Museum, Imax Theatre, whale watching, sailing and dinner cruises, shopping, First Nations Arts and souvenirs, high tea, kayaking or rowing harbour tours, fine dining and delicious traditional treats!
Things To Bring:
Be sure to pack sunglasses, an umbrella and a light sweater there is the chance that the weather turns either way at some point in the day.
The Coast Salish First Nations Tribe, Songish (Songhees) are recognized in the naming of along stretch of walkways and inner harbour apartments facing the downtown core. Their history and artifacts are well documented in the Royal BC Museum.
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 7 degrees Celsius