Vibrant and Diverse
James Bay is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, and a bedroom community to the downtown core.
James Bay’s extensive waterfront is alive with both commercial and recreational activity. Tourism plays a significant role in its economy with many of Victoria's key attractions located in the neighbourhood. The heart of the neighbourhood is the village, filled with local shops and many community services. James Bay is extremely walkable and bike-able, and acts as a hub for many running and walking events that traverse the waterfront on scenic Dallas Road.
1. The feeling of being in a 'village', not a city.
2. The eclectic, somewhat funky mix of house architecture, it's hard to find two houses that are the same.
3. Living by the sea – you are always aware of its “aliveness”.