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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 Parks, Recreation & Culture is bursting with recreational activities and fun-filled events for all ages! The Department is committed to enhancing the health & quality of life of the community through accessible programs, services, facilities and open spaces.
The Town is committed to sustainable vision for our community as we work to mitigate the impacts of climate change. We were the first BC community to introduce curbside pick-up for household organic waste and continue to advance projects that help to protect and conserve our environment.
The Town along with our partners is promoting a business-friendly culture in Ladysmith that supports economic development and job creation.
Are you looking for more details about current development applications in the Town of Ladysmith? Staff in our Development Services department are available to assist with questions or requests for more information regarding a particular Bylaw or scheduled Public Hearing. Click to learn more about current applications received by the Town and review supporting materials.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Town is carrying on with business as usual while strictly following all guidelines and orders of the federal and provincial health officers. Our facilities are open to the public, and all staff are working to serve you.
Discover the Parks, Recreation and Culture department's programs and classes in the latest Activity Guide. We offer a full range of recreation, education and art programs for all ages and abilities. Explore the Guide and register today.
Ladysmith is a charming small town with a thriving economy, vibrant downtown and picturesque waterfront, whose welcoming neighbourhoods reflect the quality of our citizens.
A melting snowpack and heavy rainfall last week forced Rocky Creek to quickly rise and gave the new 4th Avenue culvert its first big test - one that Town staff monitored closely, crediting success to the professional engineering and planning that went into the project.
The Rocky Creek culvert was designed for a once in a 200 year storm event and has the capacity to channel large volumes of water when inclement weather strikes.
Since the beginning of January, over 250 mm of rain have been recorded at the Public Works Yard and 96 mm of that came last week alone.
Town crews monitored the new culvert and determined it was performing well given the combination of melting snow at elevation, rainfall and long duration of the precipitation.
Even at more than double the size of the previous culvert, the high stream (shown in a picture from last week) approached the level of a 200 year storm event as it flowed through the pipe underneath 4th Avenue.
In addition to the increased capacity, the culvert can also support large pieces of debris such as fallen branches that may flow downstream and impact the course of the stream channel at these points.
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The Waterfront Area Plan provides the overall vision, goals, objectives and policies for the parks and open space, ecological management and future land use. We are making progress together with Stz'uminus First Nation and our community partners towards achieving our vision for a shared waterfront.
The Town of Ladysmith's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is a progressive vision set by Council for improving the lives of residents in a thriving town, and provides clear direction and focus for Council and staff over the current term.
Council is proud to serve the over 9,000 residents who call the Town of Ladysmith home. Mayor and Council meet regularly as both Council and the Committee of the Whole. As part of their duties as elected officials, members of Council also serve on various boards and committees, including: the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Vancouver Island Regional Library Board, Community Planning Advisory Committee, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Youth Advisory Committee, and several more.