Town 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 inclucing 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Activities:
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bird, Flora & Fauna Viewing
  • Viewpoint and 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 & 2012.        
Amenities and 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 and 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 asphalt sports court
Amenities and 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 and 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 and 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 and Activities:
  • Picnic area
  • View of the harbour
  • Washrooms
  • Garden Area
  • Parking
  • Playground

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.
On occasion, VIHA may close the Transfer Beach swimming area due to unacceptable levels of bacteria.  To learn more visit https://www.viha.ca/mho/recreation/beach_reports.htm and click on 'central island beaches'.
  
Amenities and Activities:
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Concession
  • Playground
  • Horseshoe pitch
  • Swimming
  • Dog off leash area
  • Bird, flora and fauna viewing
  • Sheltered picnic area
  • Spray park
  • Washrooms
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoints & lookouts
  • Picnic tables
  • Amphitheatre
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Basketball hoop
  • Boating/Kayaking
  • Parking
 The BC Marine Trails Network is a series of safe havens, rest areas, overnight campsites and launch or access points that extend along the length of the BC coast.  There are two launch points located in Ladysmith, one at Transfer Beach.  To find these launch points and others, visit https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/ 

 





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