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What you should know about James Bay

The historic James Bay district of Victoria is filled with a variety of sights and is ideal for all types of traveler. The oldest neighborhood in the city, James Bay has plenty of cultural, artistic, and sporting activities that will appeal to visitors of all tastes. The beautiful area lies just south of Downtown and, with water on three sides of this peaceful but fun neighborhood, the views are wonderful and perfect for holiday snaps to make your friends at home jealous.

Hotels in James Bay

There is a variety of hotels in James Bay, mostly located in the north and northwest areas of the neighborhood. Although mostly covering the mid segment of the market, there is a good selection of luxury hotels in James Bay, including the elegant Hotel Grand Pacific, with two restaurants, indoor swimming pool, spa, and gym. Right beside the harbor, the spacious rooms and the professional staff will help make your trip special. Meanwhile, the 4-star Oswego Hotel has a beautiful, modern décor, as well as excellent facilities, including a full service spa, all in a quiet but central area.

Things to see in James Bay

This very central neighborhood of Victoria offers a staggering number of things for visitors to see. First, head to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can see floating homes, and grab some fresh seafood or tasty ice creams. After that, get a feel for the neighborhood by taking a tour in a horse-drawn carriage. It may not be the quickest way round town, but it’s definitely the most stylish. Next, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings are a sight to behold in James Bay. These impressive buildings in this historic neighborhood are just across the road from the Royal British Columbia Museum, where natural and human history exhibitions combine to create a fascinating day out. Straddling the border between James Bay and the adjacent Fairfield neighborhood, Beacon Hill Park is a good spot for a peaceful stroll and a picnic during a rest between seeing the sights.

Good for all types of travelers

With such a variety of things to see and do in James Bay, the neighborhood is a great place to visit for everyone. Offering cultural activities in the museums, artwork at the home of Canadian artist Emily Carr, and sporting activities and whale watching in the harbor, James Bay really does have a little something for everybody to enjoy, whether you’re traveling alone, or with friends, family, or your partner. Travel in James Bay is easily accessible with or without your own vehicle, and discount hotels are available.

How to get to James Bay

Visitors can travel to Victoria International Airport from across Canada and various cities in the United States. Layovers in Toronto and other North American cities are available for visitors from further afield. Travelers can take buses from the airport to James Bay: take service 83 or 88 to the McTavish Interchange, then change to service 72 to James Bay. Various taxi companies also operate services between the airport and the neighborhood. Travel in James Bay itself is simple: the area is compact and easily walked while public buses are available for longer distances.