There is so much to do around the Marina!

Welcome Centre

Come and enjoy our 3,000 square foot floating Welcome Centre, located midway along the main Visitor Dock, and includes amenities important to marine visitors.

Oyster Bay Café

The Oyster Bay Café, located in the Welcome Centre, opened in the spring of 2014 and serves freshly made culinary delights for you. Check out the breakfast and lunch menus, we are licensed.

Maritime Museum

Ladysmith has a proud and interesting marine history, and the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) is committed to capturing and sharing that waterfront history with our communities on both sides of the harbour and with our visitors.

Heritage Vessels

On the southeast side of the Welcome Centre, you’ll find another large blue boat shed named the Bill Adair Heritage Boathouse. Here you’ll find our 1938 restored tug boat and a pictoral display.

Harbour Tours

Our heritage boat, the Maritimer, is operating again at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm for Ladysmith harbour tours. If you have friends or family that are visiting, it makes for a fun activity for everyone!

Harbour Heritage Centre

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - During seismic renovations being conducted within the building by the Town of Ladysmith.

Sea Life Centre

Visit our Sea Life Centre and discover magical and mysterious creatures from Ladysmith Harbour! Located just south of the Welcome Centre on our docks.

Adaptive Recreation

Ladysmith Maritime Society is proud to host the Cowichan Independent Living disabled sailing program at our docks. We are happy to offer space and support to people in our communities who live with disabilities.

Purple Martins

Ladysmith Harbour is the largest nesting colony on Vancouver Island for the Western Purple Martin. LMS members are dedicated to seeing this Martin population recover from near extinction.

Upcoming Events

After a wonderful 2023 Summer Season, we are busy preparing for 2024!

Even in the Winter Season, you can still get involved. Become a member, or join our team of volunteers.

At the end of the year, we host our AGM. To attend and vote for new Board of Directors, you must be a member in good standing. So drop into the Welcome Centre to pick up a form and pay your dues.

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