Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria

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British Columbia has a rich maritime tradition. Meet the ships; meet the people who built them, operated them, traveled in them, and sometimes died in them, and discover the impact this has had on the province.

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.

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