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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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Check out the Ladysmith Yellow Point & Cedar Visitors Guide
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33 Roberts Street
PO Box 598
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A4
P: 250-245-2112
F: 250-245-2124

If you have any questions about Ladysmith, you can reach us remotely through the contact page or message us via Facebook

July & August : 9:30am TO 4pm Daily

September (Labour Day)– May (Victoria Day)   9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday

(Office closed over Christmas – New Years)

May (Victoria Day) – June 30th : 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday

Relocating to Ladysmith

Are you thinking of moving to Ladysmith? The Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 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, Stop in for a visit and pick up a copy of the guide and much more!

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.

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.