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 in 2015 estimate) located just 88 km (55 miles) north of Victoria and 23 km (14 miles) south of Nanaimo.

Discover more about Ladysmith.

History & Heritage

Ladysmith’s identity as a charming west coast town is steeped in its intriguing history and the history of the original inhabitants of the area, the Stz’uminus First Nation.


The Town of Ladysmith publishes a Community Profile each year, containing the latest information and statistics about the community.  This demographic information is taken from the Community Profile.

Community Resources

Whether you are looking to get involved or need information, Ladysmith has great resources to call on.


The Town of Ladysmith has entered into agreements with a number of community-based organizations to support mutual aims and work together to build a stronger, sustainable community.


The Town of Ladysmith is a community that leads through continuous improvement and innovation.  The municipality has received numerous awards in recent years.

Economic Development

At the Town of Ladysmith, we are committed to creating the best kind of environment for businesses of all kinds. We do things like support businesses to expand, leverage community assets to attract business investments and encourage new sectors to flourish.

Community Plans

Design and construction of Ladysmith's built environment must be guided by a clear vision of our future, a deep commitment to safeguarding and enhancing our natural assets, and wise financial management.  The Town has a number of plans to provide the framework to meet our goals.

Cannabis in Ladysmith

Learn more about the retail sale of recreational Canabis in Ladysmith. 

Recreation and Tourism

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture is bursting with recreational activities and fun-filled events for all ages, through accessible programs, services, facilities and open spaces. Ladysmith is also an ideal travel destination.  Whether you spend your entire holiday here or stop by on your way to another Vancouver Island destination, you will be sure to enjoy Ladysmith's charm, hospitality and mild year-round climate.

Current Projects

This page is a place where we provide information on current topics that have generated interest and questions from Ladysmith citizens.