Welcome - Old Cemeteries Society Website
The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is dedicated to researching, preserving and encouraging the appreciation of Victoria's heritage cemeteries.Our members are involved in many volunteer activities, mainly at Ross Bay Cemetery. Cataloguing, cleaning and restoring monuments, computerizing burial records, combating vandalism, conducting historical research and giving walking history tours.
Old cemeteries are fascinating places to visit. In Victoria you're welcome to explore some of the most interesting ones in British Columbia. Come on your own, or on a guided walking history tour.
Learn what it was like to live here long ago.
Walk through history in Victoria's old cemeteries. Learn about the famous, the infamous, the cruel, the gentle, the rich and the poor. The characters of Victoria's past come alive when their stories are retold by the guides of The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
Share your information:
If you have information about, or photographs of, people buried at Ross Bay Cemetery or other Victoria heritage cemeteries, please let us know by phone at (250) 598-8870 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we are always looking for new information for our history walking tours. The Old Cemeteries Society maintains an active list of descendants of families buried at Ross Bay Cemetery. If you are a descendant of anyone buried at Ross Bay Cemetery, or if you know of any descendants, please let us know so we can update our records.