The original inhabitants of James Bay were the Swenghwung people who were part of the Lekwungen people of the Coast Salish and whose descendants today are known as the Songhees First Nation. Even after the aboriginal inhabitants allegedly sold the land to the Hudson's Bay Company, remains of fortifications at Holland Point and of burial grounds at Laurel Point remained. The neighbourhood takes its name from the shallow inlet James Bay that forms part of Victoria's Inner Harbour, named for James Douglas. Settled early after the establishment of Fort Victoria in 1843, much of the present day neighbourhood was originally part of Ogden's Fields Farms.
With a vast history and one of Victoria's oldest neighbourhoods James Bay is highly sought after as the properties range from historic remodelled character homes with some of the most famous being around the parliament and Emily Carr house, to high rise condo and apartment buildings bordering Beacon Hill Park.
Homes in this area have been reaching record sales and with limited availablity in this neighbourhood the opportunities may be limited however for buyers and sellers alike this is prime Victoria real estate and can be purchased for high return rental properties as well as a way of life unlike most.
Several heritage homes have been converted into strata titled condo's and are a popular alternative to new construction buildings in the area.
Looking for more information on these areas and the diverse properties either commercial or residential give me a call today or search out new listings in this area below.
**OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY JUN 4, 2023 1pm-3pm** Welcome to 611 Niagara St - Situated in the heart of James Bay, this exquisite residence presents an executive dwelling boastin...
Courtesy of eXp Realty
Welcome to this charming 1-bedroom apartment located in the highly sought-after Metropolitan building with in suite laundry! Recent updates include new kitchen counters a...
Courtesy of RE/MAX Camosun
An absolute gem in the heart of James Bay. This 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom home is an ideal size for a retired couple or a young family. Packed with modern conveniences and...
Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty Canada
A SUPERIOR LIFE, PEACEFULLY SITUATED: This bright and spacious 2 bed, 2 bath SW corner unit of 1270 sq.ft providing a tranquil living space with ample room for all your n...
Courtesy of JOVI REALTY INC
Welcome to 1002-620 Toronto! This beautifully updated SW facing unit offers sweeping unobstructed ocean & mountain views!! Located in the heart of James Bay, with unbeata...
Courtesy of McCollom Real Estate
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