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     35$1050$2770$1711
Total Rentals     35$1050$2770$1711

James Bay Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Regent Christian Online
19 Dallas Road #107, Victoria
0.56 km
Make A Wonderful Day
75 Songhees Road Unit 112, Victoria
1.12 km
B C Independent Schools
620 Superior Street, Victoria
1.17 km
royal roads
Victoria View Road, Victoria
1.25 km
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
808 Douglas Street #100, Victoria
1.38 km
Executive Language College of Canada Ltd.
1005 Broad Street, Victoria
1.46 km
Maple Leaf Ballet
310 Henry Street, Victoria
1.63 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
1207 Douglas Street #225, Victoria
1.64 km
Study Victoria
1207 Douglas Street, Victoria
1.64 km
Axe Capoeira Academy
715 Yates Street, Victoria
1.70 km
College of Business & Technology
950 Kings Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1W6
1.75 km
C Heather Robertson, Therapeutic Language Tutor
957 Meares Street, Victoria
2.00 km
Computers For Schools
878 Viewfield Rd, Victoria
2.17 km
Horizon Center Hypnotherapy School
228- 1175 Cook Street, Victoria
2.31 km
Waterworks Technology School
2610 Douglas Street, Victoria
2.48 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
950 Kings Road, Victoria
2.81 km
Victoria High School
1260 Grant Street, Victoria
3.00 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
3.18 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Middle and Senior Schools
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 - sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
0.80 km
Powell Street Free Library
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
Victoria Courthouse Library
850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria
1.65 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
G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria
4.23 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
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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