James Bay

By the Breakwater Next to Fairfield & Downtown

Get to know the historic neighbourhood of James Bay, nestled next to the Parliament buildings and walking distance to downtown. A great example of a neighbourhood in Victoria that has room to grow.

Neighbourhood Resources

Local Area & Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Association

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Since 2011, 30 new townhomes were built in James Bay

Number of New Dwellings by Category Between 2011-2016

701 Apartments

From 900–1,600 sqft

30 Townhomes

1,200-2,000 sqft

23 Suites

Less than 900 sqft

47% of the properties in James Bay are zoned for single-family homes. This is the lowest rate in the city. (Lots of multi-unit residential)


Census data between 2011 and 2016 demonstrates that James Bay's population growth is below the City of Victoria average


Senior residents


Children under 15


Families with kids


James Bay is a good example of densification

120 persons per hectare

James Bay

78 persons per hectare


120 persons per hectare

North American Major City Average

4.9 meters

Average Available Street Parking in James Bay

7.7 meters

Average Available Street Parking in Victoria


James Bay's greenspace is double that of the City of Victoria

62m² per capita

James Bay

31m² per capita

Victoria Average

Housing Costs


Average house sale value 2017–2018


Average condo sale value 2017–2018


Average cost of rent 2016

68% Renters

James Bay

49% Renters