Ross Bay Villa: Historic House Museum

1490 Fairfield Road. Public Tours are offered each Saturday at 2pm. $5 each. No reservations required.
Other events are offered throughout the year. Please check our website and calendar for current events.
Please email:
A telephone with message machine is at the site: 250-598-1803

Public Transit:

From Downtown:
Bus routes #2; #3 and #7 all go past the front of Ross Bay Villa on Fairfield Road.
Bus #2 leaves Douglas Street at View Street, going south.
Bus #3 leaves Fort Street at Douglas Street, going east.
Bus #7 leaves Douglas Street at View Street, going south.
Weekend routes can vary. Ask your driver.
Bus fare is $2.50 each. Exact change only.


Parking is limited in the neighbourhood. There are three spots on the street directly in front of Ross Bay Villa. Alternately, we suggest parking on Arnold Street or Thurlow Street nearby.

Ross Bay Cemetery:

This historic, park-like, cemetery opened in 1873, and is directly across the street from Ross Bay Villa. Many famous people are buried here, including Emily Carr, artist; Sir James Douglas, British colonial governor of Vancouver Island and British Columbia; and John Hamilton Grey, a Father of Confederation. Francis James Roscoe, Member of Parliament (1874-1878) and first resident of Ross Bay Villa, is also buried here.
You can explore the cemetery on your own, or take a tour on Sundays.
The Old Cemeteries Society leads tours through the cemetery on Sunday afternoons at 2pm, rain or shine. No reservations needed. $5. each. Please meet at “Oregano’s” at Fairfield Plaza (See below)

Nearby Services:

Fairfield Plaza is a small shopping centre nearby (See ‘Thrifty Foods” logo on the map). There is a pub/restaurant, a large grocery store, a pharmacy and other stores in the Plaza.

Close to the Ocean:

On a fine day, after visiting Ross Bay Villa, you can walk back to town along the ocean, taking in views of the Olympic Mountains, and ships and boats. You may be lucky enough to see a pod of killer whales (Orcas) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.