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     3$1300$1575$1391
Total Rentals     3$1300$1575$1391

James Bay Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Pacific Design Academy
1252 Wharf Street, Victoria
1.41 km
Insignia College
759 Courtney Street #100, Victoria
1.55 km
Global Village English Centres - GV Victoria
1290 Broad Street #200, Victoria
1.56 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
1207 Douglas Street #225, Victoria
1.64 km
Victoria Montessori Preschool
1250 Highrock Avenue, Victoria
1.87 km
Christ Church Cathedral School
912 Vancouver St, Victoria
1.95 km
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
800 Viewfield Road, Victoria
1.95 km
Bradford Werner Classical Guitar Lessons
900 Johnson Street, Victoria
2.09 km
École Victor-Brodeur
637 Head Street, Victoria
2.10 km
STEP - Vancouver Island
1075 Alston St, Victoria
2.10 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
2.76 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra Street, Victoria
2.82 km
Victoria High School
1260 Grant Street, Victoria
3.00 km
Securiguard Services Ltd
2750 Quadra Street, Victoria
3.10 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
3.18 km
Ross Bay Preschool
1620 Earle Street, Victoria
3.47 km
Oak and Orca Bioregional School
2738 Higgins Street, Victoria
3.66 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Middle and Senior Schools
801 Bank Street, Victoria
3.91 km
Michelle Rubin Yoga
202-1600 Bay Street, Victoria
3.95 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
Greater Victoria Public Library - sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
0.80 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
Fairfield Branch
1839 Fairfield Road (rear Courtyard), Victoria
3.99 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch
3110 Tillicum Road, Victoria
4.21 km
Emily Carr Branch Library
3521 Blanshard Street #101, Victoria
4.33 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch
101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
4.33 km
VIHA Library Services
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
4.52 km
View Royal Reading Centre
266 Island Highway, Victoria
4.72 km
View Royal Public Library Association
45 Royal Ave View, Victoria
4.74 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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