Nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island, the Town of Ladysmith features all the warmth and charm of small town living with a full range of services and amenities. Ladysmith is a growing community (population 8,177 estimate in 2015) located just 88 km (55 miles) north of Victoria and 23 km (14 km) south of Nanaimo.

A 2003 National Communities In Bloom award winner, Ladysmith offers world-class outdoor recreational opportunities; a renowned trail system through picturesque forests; first-class shopping and dining in the historic downtown area; and fun-filled waterfront activities at pristine Transfer Beach. Ladysmith is known for its abundance of community spirit - share in the excitement at any one of our legendary annual celebrations, such as the Festival of Lights beginning on the last Thursday of November or Ladysmith Days in August.

Council and staff have created this site to provide both residents and visitors with access to Town information and services. It is a pleasure to welcome you to our site. Your comments and thoughts on how to improve this service are always welcome at

For detailed information about Ladysmith’s many attractions and adventures, explore the Tourism Ladysmith website at

Considering a visit? The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Information Centre would welcome the opportunity to assist with your vacation planning. Visit their informative website at, call 250.245.2112 or drop by their office at 33 Roberts Street in Ladysmith.

More information about Ladysmith is available in our Community Profile.

All photos on this site are courtesy of David Seath Photography and the Town of Ladysmith.