The Visitor Centre is located at 411 B 1st Avenue (Chamber office) in Ladysmith and is open year round.
(Office closed over Christmas – New Years)
Town of Ladysmith
Ladysmith is located on southern Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast, in the Province of British Columbia. Located literally on the 49th parallel, Ladysmith is 26 km (16 miles) south of Nanaimo and 85 km (53 miles) north of Victoria on Highway #1.
This picturesque town sits on the hillside with a beautiful forests backdrop, overlooking Ladysmith Harbour. Founded at the turn of the century, the Town is one of the oldest communities on Vancouver Island. With a population of over 8,500, Ladysmith still retains a genuine small-town atmosphere. Ladysmith is easily accessible by land and air making it convenient for tourist, and also an excellent home for city commuters from Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo. Big city conveniences close-by, desirable weather, amenities, recreational venues and the overall beauty of the Town have made Ladysmith a sought-after place to live, work and play.
Relocating to Ladysmith
Are you thinking of moving to Ladysmith? The Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you during your transition. Whether you are looking for schools, churches, temporary accommodations, real estate agents or transportation advice, let us help you. For your convenience, we have developed a Ladysmith Relocation Guide, which is available in PDF format:
Ladysmith Relocation Guide 2014.pub (400k PDF)
If you have any further questions, please contact our office and we will be glad to help.
Ladysmith has an active Newcomers Club that is a non-profit social club for new comers to Ladysmith. The purpose of the club is as follows:
- To welcome and offer friendship to singles and couples new to Ladysmith
- To share common interests
- To enjoy organized fun activities
- To learn together about the Ladysmith area
With over 150 members and growing, you are sure to find others that you can connect with. For more information, contact the Chamber Office or contact the Ladysmith Newcomers Club at 250-245-9344.
Have you ever heard of the Welcome Wagon? Ladysmith’s civic-minded businesses support the Welcome Wagon in providing new residents with a warm welcome with a free information and gifts. The local Welcome Wagon is another great source of support and information to newcomers. Contact: (250) 245-0799.
Swing by City Hall at 410 Esplanade or call (250) 245-6400 to obtain an information package about garbage & recycling pick-up, including service schedules, general information, recycling bags and stickers.
Download the map of Ladysmith (400k PDF)
- Ladysmith Celebrations Society (Ladysmith Days)
- Ladysmith Festival Of Lights
- Ladysmith Maritime Society
- For more events, check our Events Calendar
- Tourism Ladysmith
- Visitor Guide
- Holland Creek Trail (JPEG)
- Ladysmith to Cedar Newsmagazine (TAKE 5 magazine)
- Getting to Ladysmith
- Tourism Cowichan
- Tourism Nanaimo
- Chemainus Visitor Information
- Tourism Vancouver Island (Facebook)
- BC Parks Search
- Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
- BC Parks Guide to Vancouver Island
- Go BC