Sea Life Centre

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath our waters?

The Warmest Harbour North of San Francisco!

Visit our Sea Life Centre and discover magical and mysterious creatures from Ladysmith Harbour!

The floating Sea Life Centre is located just south of the Welcome Centre on our docks and contains wonderful, informative displays, touch tanks, and a viewing portal in the floor where you can peek at passing fish.

Sea Life Centre
The dockside Sea Life Centre is located just south of the Welcome Centre

Learn about local sea stars, mussels, oysters, sea grasses and how our ancestors used our ocean’s resources. Find out how this fragile environment is endangered and what you can do to help us preserve, protect and promote this marine environment.

  • Collect creatures
  • Examine specimens
  • Identify sea life
  • Games
  • Art projects

LMS’ most recent addition to environmental education is a Sea Life Centre built in 2016. It is a floating gazebo on a 20′ x 20′ dock surrounded by a viewing shelf and fence that displays photographs with descriptive sea life identification.

The Centre is a special place where touch tanks showcase our sea life and provide hands-on experiences that involve divers, marine biologists, and students from our Ladysmith and Stz’uminus communities. The viewing section in the middle of the floor also provides the perfect opportunity to introduce people to the magic and wonder of the sea life of Ladysmith Harbour.

Our Sea Life program teaches visitors of all ages about sea life, inspires them to protect it and allows them to explore how sea life and oceans contribute to all of our lives.

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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