Ladysmith, BC

Nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast, in the Province of British Columbia. The Town of Ladysmith features all of the warmth and charm of small town living with a full range of services and amenities.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.


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Visitor  Centre

33 Roberts Street
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A4
P: 250-245-2112
F: 250-245-2124

July & August : 9:30am – 5:00pm Daily

September – May 26 : 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
(Office closed over Christmas – New Years)

May 27th – June 30th : 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday (Friday, June 30)

Mailing address:

Box 598, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A4.

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:
2018 Ladysmith Relocation Package

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 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 an active, growing membership, the Newcomers Club offers many opportunities for community connections and fellowship.

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.