Established in 1873, Ross Bay Cemetery is the perfect setting to learn about Victoria's early residents and early history. Hear about young business titans, African-American pioneers, veterans of famous wars (Crimean War, U.S. Civil War, Boer War), shipwrecks, unsolved murders, and more! Victoria has a rich and surprising history worth discovering!
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A long-time resident of Victoria, Adrien is an avid supporter of local history who enjoys introducing visitors to his city's tourist sites, historical sites, and stories. Formal education and experience include a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and two summers volunteering at the Royal BC Museum as a special exhibit host. Adrien is well-traveled and enjoys exchanging stories about culture, history, and current events with everyone he meets.
Ross Bay Cemetery: Established in 1873, Ross Bay Cemetery is the oldest (colonial) cemetery in continuous use on Canada's West Coast.
Adrien's enthusiasm for history was evident as he unfolded the stories of the people that once lived but now lie in peace in this beautiful cemetery. He brought them to life with tales of their life adventures and accomplishments and often the events that lead to many of their subsequent deaths. He was informative and interesting as he spoke about Victoria's early residents. It was obvious that Adrien had done his research and he had a trove of curious facts that I would have otherwise not known anything about. Great morning, lovely weather and was even surprised by some bold resident deer. One highlight of course was Emily Carr's final resting place. Thank you very much for a wonderful tour. I would recommend Adrien (I never met Ashley but I am sure she is lovely too, :-) ) and this cemetery tour to anyone.
Adrien's enthusiasm for history was evident as he unfolded the stories of the people that once lived but now lie in peace in this beautiful cemetery. He brought them to life with…