Frank Jameson Community Centre - CLOSED
Ladysmith's Community Centre is located at 810 Sixth Avenue. The Centre is named after Frank Jameson, a past Mayor who was determined to improve the town’s recreational facilities.
Please note important Covid 19 notice:
Ladysmith and our regional partners are following the direction of BC's Provincial Health Officer in dealing with COVID 19 (coronavirus). Right now, that means the Town of Ladysmith has made the difficult but necessary decision to close Frank Jameson Community Centre, Aggie Hall, playgrounds and Forrest Field (all other parks and trails remain open) as we continue to follow the recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer to promote safe social distancing in our community. Our facilities are popular gathering places where users are in close contact, often touching the same recreational equipment, these spaces do not support the recommended two metres for social distancing and may increase the exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All programs, classes and rentals have been cancelled and full refunds for upcoming programs and rentals are being processed. If your program was in progress, you will receive a prorated refund.
The Community Centre features a 4-lane, 25-metre Olympic short course ozonated pool, heated to an inviting 28 degrees celsius. Patrons with special needs will find easy access when using our aquatic lift or stairs. The pool area offers adventure & fun for all with a climbing wall on the edge of the pool deck, slides, skywalker, rope swing and basketball hoops.
The facility also boasts a therapy pool with lazy river, which is maintained at a warm 34 degrees celsius. The therapy pool has easy access with a shallow end of zero depth and then slopes to the deepest point of four feet. Patrons can also enjoy the tot pool with weir, waterfall & bubbles, vortex area for socializing and exercising, the raindrop unit shower, bubble machine and spray bar, take a drift through the rapids channel, and finish off with a soak in the whirlpool or rest in the sauna.
Change rooms include men's, women's, family, and special needs with lift and bed.
The well-equipped Fitness Centre offers equipment and programs for all, whether you are new to fitness, want to improve your fitness level, or are recovering from an injury. The 3000 square foot facility features an extensive selection of cardio, strength training and free-weight equipment. We also have a variety of Stability, Bosu, and Medicine Balls, Wobble Boards, Fit Tubes, and TRX Suspension Strength Training Orientations & Consultations. A wide array of fitness and wellness programs are offered in the Aerobic/Pilates/Yoga studio, taught by qualified instructors.
The Fitness Centre is available to all patrons over the age of 16. Youth aged 13 to 15 are welcome to use the facility on completion of the Youth Fitness Program. Please call the Community Centre at 250.245.6424 for further information or to book an individual appointment with one of our certified instructors.
We offer scheduled public drop-in times for pickleball and indoor soccer, when the gymnasium is not in use. Unscheduled drop-in gymnasium time for basketball is permitted. Please call 250.245.6424 for availability or speak to staff at the front counter.
Youth Rec Room (13-18 years)
The Youth Rec Room is a free, safe, welcoming youth centre where teens can play pool, ping-pong, air hockey, fooseball or Wii, learn to make healthy snacks, create art, surf the net, watch TV, listen to music, meet new friends and get involved in community events. The Rec Room is open on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Two meeting rooms are available for rent at the Frank Jameson Commmunity Centre. Plesae call 250.245.6424 for information.
Aggie Hall - CLOSED
Aggie (short for Agricultural) Hall is a beautifully restored hall that is also home to the Ladysmith Cadets and the Ladysmith Family and Friends. It has a recently renovated professional kitchen perfect for large events and receptions. Aggie Hall is located on the corner of Symonds Street and First Avenue. Parking can be found in the adjacent parking lot or on Second Avenue. Please call 250.245.6424 to enquire about rental opportunities.
There are a few public washrooms (bathrooms) available in Ladysmith at the following locations:
|Business / Building / Park ||Address |
|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 |
*Closed for winter