James Bay Community Overview

A vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, James Bay is located immediately south of downtown.

It is surrounded by water on three sides; Victoria Harbour to the north and west, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the south. Beacon Hill Park provides a green border to the east. Its extensive waterfront is alive with activity including an array of industry, government and transportation facilities. 

Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of James Bay. Visitors find many of Victoria's key attractions in the neighbourhood including the Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman's Wharf and many hotels and bed and breakfast establishments. Horse-drawn carriages and waterfront walkways also serve as a draw.

This neighbourhood is an active community with a wide variety of housing styles including heritage homes, and an array of multi-family housing and apartment buildings. The heart of the neighbourhood, the "Five Corners" is filled with local shops and services. James Bay Community School and South Park Elementary also serve the neighbourhood. A thriving population is reflected in the neighbourhood community association and active senior's associations.

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james-bay Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 South Oak Bay / Downtown
2 James Bay / South Oak Bay / Willows
3 James Bay / Royal Jubilee
4 UVic / Downtown
7 UVic / Downtown
10 James Bay / Royal Jubilee
15 Esquimalt / UVic
32 Cordova Bay / Royal Oak Exch
47 Goldstream Meadows / Downtown
50 Langford / Downtown
70 Swartz Bay / Downtown

James Bay Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     21$1225$4950$1895
Condos     1$1750$1750$1750
Total Rentals     22$1225$4950$1888

James Bay Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Make A Wonderful Day
75 Songhees Road Unit 112, Victoria
1.12 km
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
100-808 Douglas Street, Victoria
1.38 km
Executive Language College of Canada Ltd.
1005 Broad Street, Victoria
1.46 km
Golf Experts
2-1150 Douglas Street, Victoria
1.54 km
Pacific Rim College
229-560 Johnson Street, Victoria
1.57 km
Limitless Training
582 Johnson Street, Victoria
1.62 km
Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
1.62 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
225-1207 Douglas Street, Victoria
1.63 km
Maple Leaf Ballet
310 Henry Street, Victoria
1.63 km
C Heather Robertson, Therapeutic Language Tutor
957 Meares Street, Victoria
2.00 km
Marissa Kitson - Guitarist
1135 Oxford Street, Victoria
2.10 km
Nancy Crites Holistic Therapist and Nutritionist
1175 Cook Street #228, Victoria
2.30 km
Esquimalt High School
847 Colville Road, Victoria
2.52 km
Tapestry Music Ltd.
3-772 Bay Street, Victoria
2.57 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
950 Kings Road, Victoria
2.81 km
Guitars Victoria
1151 Princess Avenue Suite 1, Victoria
2.95 km
Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts
1919 Fernwood Road, Victoria
3.15 km
2841-B Graham Street, Victoria
3.39 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School
801 Bank Street, Victoria
3.91 km
Victoria College Of Art
1625 Bank Street, Victoria
4.20 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

James Bay Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Grey Dragon Little Free Library
0.50 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
0.80 km
Little Free Library, Powell St.
421 Powell Street, Victoria
0.93 km
Legislative Library of British Columbia
501 Belleville Street, Victoria
0.98 km
Bc Library Svc Branch
620 Superior Street, Victoria
1.17 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
1.55 km
Culture Library Ministry of Small Business Tourism & Culture
800 Johnson Street, Victoria
1.94 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library
943 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria
2.08 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Esquimalt Branch
1231 Esquimalt Road, Victoria
2.64 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch
3110 Tillicum Road, Victoria
4.21 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch
3521 Blanshard Street #101, Victoria
4.33 km
Emily Carr Branch Library
3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
4.33 km
VIHA Library Services
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
4.52 km
View Royal Public Library Association
45 Royal Ave View, Victoria
4.74 km
Little Free Library, Fort St.
1990 Fort Street, Victoria
4.76 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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