Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria

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The various discoveries of gold meant huge influxes of people from around the world, all drawn by the lure of the yellow metal. Billy Barker is the most famous, but there are many stories besides his.

Ross Bay Cemetery has become the final resting place of many famous people, including Sir James Douglas, Amor de Cosmos, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and the Dunsmuirs. Also included are people who are not as well known, but who played their own parts in the development of our province.

This tour offers a balanced overview of the cemetery as an historical resource. Learn the stories of some of British Columbia's most prominent people, as well as some of the lore, symbolism, and customs associated with cemeteries.

The most popular of all Old Cemeteries Society tours, especially during the weeks leading up to Hallowe'en, the Ghost Walk blends famous ghost stories, cemetery folklore and local history.

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