Overlooking the water in Ross Bay, the Ross Bay Cemetery has watched endless tides lap the shores of Victoria since its beginnings in 1872. The site was named for Isabella Ross, the first female registered land owner in BC. A plaque at her gravesite honours her memory. Prominent people buried on-site include Sir James Douglas, the first governor of BC, and Emily Carr, a well-known BC painter. The presence of many species of mature trees and a beautiful view of Ross Bay encompass the site's natural beauty and serenity. Tours are offered throughout the year, including themed holiday tours, historical tours, and remembrance tours. For more information on this historic cemetery, visit the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.