James Bay

JAMES BAY is the eastern end of VICTORIA Harbour and the location of the provincial PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS and the EMPRESS HOTEL. Much of the original bay was filled in from 1903 to 1904 to provide a site for the construction of the Empress. The name also refers to the peninsula south of downtown overlooking JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT and the outer entrance to the harbour. Originally owned by the HBC and known as Beckley Farm, the peninsula was subdivided and developed as Victoria's first fashionable...

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