Ladysmith is situated on the 49th Parallel in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Tucked in at the base of hillsides and fronted by the beautiful Ladysmith Harbour, our turn-of-the century town is a highly sought-after place to live, work and play. Ladysmith is full of small town charm while offering a full complement of services and amenities.

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

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

More information about Ladysmith is available on our Business Resources page.


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 (November 30, 2017) or Ladysmith Days - August 4 - August 7, 2017.

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture  is committed to enhancing the health & quality of life of the community through accessible programs, services, facilities and open spaces.  See the  Leisure Guide, or check out their webpage for more information.

The Ladysmith Golf Course is a nine-hole par 3 course that takes approximately one hour to play.  For more information on the Ladysmith Golf Course, please see their website at:

Public Washrooms

There are a few public washrooms (bathrooms) available in Ladysmith at the following locations: 

Business / Building / Park Address
1st Avenue located between 531 & 521 1st Avenue 
Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Information    33 Roberts Street 
Shell Gas Station 728 Esplanade Avenue
Ladysmith Resources Centre 630 2nd Avenue
Vancouver Island Regional Library 740 1st Avenue
Frank Jameson Community Centre 810 6th Avenue
Brown Drive Park* 1000 Colonia Drive
Forrest Field 570 Jim Cram Drive
Transfer Beach Park* 200 Capt. Tristan de Konnick Way

Holland Creek Entrances:


Methuen & 6th Avenue
Mackie Road
Dogwood Drive

*Closed for winter

Below are links to Tourism videos.  Please click on the picture to view the video.

 Once Upon a Day ..... Cowichan  The Best Seat on the Planet