Parks

The Town boasts over 110 hectares of parks and open spaces offering seaside fun, nature experiences, playgrounds, and play fields.  Download the Parks and Trails brochure for a map and more information.

Arboretum Park - pictured above

This park features a lawn, bridge and collection of different trees and shrubs including Sequoia, Garry Oak, Pine, Cedar and Dogwood.  It is located at the entrance to Transfer Beach Park on the corner of the Island Highway.

Amenities & Activities
  •  Picnic Area
  • Parking on Road
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs must be on leash
  •  Flora & Fauna viewing                           

Bob Stuart Park

At the north entrance of 1st Avenue, you will find a landscaped greenspace, garden and rest area.  The park is named for former Mayor R.W. Stuart (1977-1978).

Amenities & Activities
  •  Rest  Area  
  •  Wheelchair accessible
  •  Flora viewing                                             

Community Garden

Ladysmith Community Garden, High Street

This pastoral setting in the heart of downtown Ladysmith is a public space managed by the Ladysmith Community Gardens Society.  Plots are available to residents (for a nominal yearly fee) for food gardening. 

Amenities & Activities
  • Ocean view
  • Parking on road
  • Covered gazebo
  • Visitors welcome          
  •  Accessible raised bed garden plots        

Davis Road Park                               Looking for Davis Road Off Leash Dog Park

Natural linear park on Davis Road providing access to Holland Creek, Stocking Lake and Heart Lake trails.

Amenities & Activities
  •  Parking             
  • Dogs must be on leash

                                                             

Gourlay-Janes Park

A short hike through a forest leads to a beautiful open space bordering the Ladysmith harbour. This park is located on Chemainus Road.

Amenities & Activities
  • Waterfront     
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Viewing and lookouts 
  • Swimming
  • Dog off leash area
  • Bird, flora & fauna viewing                    
  • Benches

Harbourview Park

This neighbourhood park is located on Louise Road and boasts an open green space, playground and ocean view..

Amenities & Activities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bird, flora & fauna viewing
  • Viewpoint & lookout         
  • Rest area
  • Playground                    
  • Parking

Kinsmen Park & Playground (also known as Brown Drive Park)

This neighbourhood park, situated where Brown Drive meets Colonia Drive, offers a large open green space with a small brook.  The Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith with community partners, installed new playground equipment in stages in 2011 and 2012.

Amenities & Activities
  • Green space             
  • Parking
  • Washroom
  • Dogs must be on leash     
  •  Playground
  • Tot playground                 

Queen’s Park

This pretty hillside neighbourhood park overlooks the Ladysmith Harbour. The Saltair Gardening Club maintains a lovely garden at this site.  Access from 1st Avenue or Baden Powell Street

Amenities & Activities
  • Rest area      
  •  Viewpoint        
  •  Parking                                     

Root Street Park

This fenced neighbourhood park is a popular spot for young families, featuring a tot playground and small ashpalt sports court.

Amenities & Activities
  • Wheelchair accessible     
  • Asphalt basketball court & hockey nets
  • Tot playground  
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables    
  • Fenced

Rotary Memorial Peace Garden & Cenotaph

This small park and garden located on "Veteran's Way" contains a monument to the local soldiers killed in WWI and WWII.

Amenities & Activities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  •  Parking
                                      

Skateboard Park

The recently updated outdoor skate park has 1/4 pipes, pyramids, stairs, funbox rails and more.  Adjacent to the Frank Jameson Community Centre at 810 6th Avenue.

Amenities & Activities
  •  Parking               
  •  Skate park               
  •  Seating area              

Spirit Square & Lions Park

Ladysmith's Spirit Square, opened in 2011, is a dynamic public square where people of all ages gather for quiet time, play or celebrations.  A childrens playground is located at Lions Park.  Located at 2nd Avenue, between Buller Street and High Street.

Amenities & Activities
  • Picnic area with lovely view of the harbour
  • Washrooms
  • Garden area
  • Parking
  • Playground 

Stonewall Park

This linear park is located on Ridgway Place.

Amenities & Activities
  •  Bird, flora & fauna viewing
  •  Rest area
  •  Parking

Transfer Beach Park

This centrally located seaside park is a major gathering spot for activities and community events.  Go for a swim, have a picnic, paddle a kayak, or enjoy the fabulous spray park and playground.  Live music events during the summer months at the large amphitheatre.  Offers a dog off leash area.  Located just off  the Trans Canada Highway.

Amenities & Activities
  •  Wheelchair accessible        
  • Concession
  • Playground
  • Horseshoe pitch
  • Swimming
  • Dog off leash area
  •  Bird, flora & fauna viewing         
  • Sheltered picnic area
  • Spray park
  • Washrooms
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoints & lookouts
  •  Picnic tables
  • Amphitheatre
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Basketball hoop
  • Boating/kayaking
  • Parking
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