The neighbourhood of James Bay in Victoria
, British Columbia
, occupies the south side of that city’s famous Inner Harbour. Vacation rentals here are in the oldest residential neighbourhood of Western North America
, north of San Francisco
. Close to downtown, accommodations in this area are ideally located for all that Victoria has to offer
One of the main attractions for James Bay condo rental visitors is the wonderful Fisherman’s Wharf
. This is an active marina where you can buy fresh fish straight off the boats
to take back to your lodging. For visitors who are looking for an active holiday in Victoria, try a kayaking tour of the Inner Harbour. Whale watching tours
are also offered from the Wharf. The majestic Orca frequents the area along with dolphins, bald eagles, sea otters, and harbour seals.
James Bay vacation rentals are in walking distance of the Royal British Columbia Museum, and the Empress Hotel
a bit further around the Harbour. You could also take the water taxi which makes stops at various places in the Inner Harbour.
Beacon Hill Park is a popular destination
for visitors with accommodation in this neighbourhood. The extraordinary views across the Juan de Fuca Strait
as well as the expanse of wildflowers make this a huge draw for vacation rental visitors. Beacon Hill Park has the distinction of being Mile "0" of the 8,000 kilometre Trans-Canada Highway
. Find the Mile "0" marker, and take advantage of the photo opportunity. Families with local condo rentals will delight in the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm
. This small petting zoo is home to goats, pigs, peacocks, potbellied pigs, and more delightful animals. Entry is by donation. Pay a visit here, and return to your accommodation with a smile on your face.
James Bay condo rentals are near many of Victoria’s nightlife as well. The downtown core is full of excellent restaurants, pubs, and clubs. Victoria also has a thriving theatre scene
. The Belfry Theatre, and the McPherson Playhouse offer year round productions. You can also see excellent opera, and ballet performances within easy distance of your vacation rental.
Any condo rental you choose in the James Bay neighbourhood will be a wonderful opportunity to explore the best of Victoria
. With accommodations in the heart of it all, you will return home after a very memorable holiday.