James Bay is perhaps one of the most interesting of all areas in Victoria, British Columbia. This charming neighbourhood sits just to the southwest to the downtown Victoria area. It is the oldest residential area on the West Coast of the country and that means there is an incredible amount of character here. It is perhaps the most historically driven area of the region.

The community sits on a peninsula that has water on all three sides, providing many homeowners here with water right outside their door. You will find that this can give you the access to the waterways that you crave, especially if you are looking for a second home tucked into the wilderness that’s not too far from all of the amenities you need. Keep in mind that James Bay is still quite a modern community with numerous restaurants, shops and traditional markets located throughout it. James Bay Market, in fact, is the place to be and sits within a historic Victorian building.

To get a real feel for what this community has to offer, though, visit Fisherman’s Wharf. When you do, you will get an idea of what people used to live like when they first established this area. These houseboats are fantastic and you could even choose to live in one.

If you are visiting James Bay for the first time, be sure to check out all that it has to offer to you. Beacon Hill Park is a historic treasure that is also an ancient burial ground. Holland Point Park is an excellent area for outdoor gatherings. You can spend some time at Ogden Point Diver Center, a beautiful outdoor park with walking trails.

Take a few days to visit James Bay. Get to know the region, the various smaller neighbourhoods here, and the culture that is present throughout it. You may find that this is the ideal place to call home especially if you want character.

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