For our Visitors


We have over 950 feet of visitor moorage and are a popular stop for travelling boaters. Our 3,000-square-foot floating Welcome Centre provides the Marina Office, complete washroom, shower and laundry facilities, a fireside lounge with a large TV, the Oyster Bay Café, and free WiFi.

Visitor Centre
Welcome Centre

The Ladysmith Community Marina is the first marina on your port side as you enter Ladysmith Harbour.

  • Effective April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2024
  • Visitor moorage is $1.75 per foot overall per night.
  • Power is $7.50 per 30-amp outlet per night.
  • Pump out is available ($10.00 for two tokens).
  • Reservations are preferred – it’s always best to let us know you’re coming, particularly with a large boat.
View from the ocean
View from the ocean

For those anchoring elsewhere or coming from across the bay, please do not dock yourself without calling ahead (250-245-1146, press 2) to ensure that we have room for a short stay if your vessel is larger than 10 feet. If space is available, up to two hours is free, 2 to 4 hours is by donation, over 4 hours is at the current rate per foot. Kindly check in at the Marina Office upon arrival and prior to departure.

We provide a Dinghy Dock, located on the north side of the LMS Welcome Centre, down the SE channel between docks A and B, for vessels 10 feet and under.

Please hail us on VHF 66A when you reach the breakwater to receive docking instructions.

LMS breakwater
LMS breakwater

Cancellation Policies

  • Cancellations can be made until the day of arrival at which time the first day is not refundable.
  • We are boaters ourselves and understand that conditions may prevent arrival or communication.
  • No-shows will be charged one night’s moorage at the current rate per foot.
  • You MUST contact the Marina at 250-245-1146 (press 2) for cancellations and refunds.

Please Note

Washrooms, showers and laundry facilities during COVID-19 may only be available between 9 am and 5 pm daily (summer office hours). Please contact us for more information at 250-245-1146 (press 2).


We are a short 10 minute walk (6 minute jog) to downtown Ladysmith or Transfer Beach and an 11 minute drive to the Nanaimo Airport.

Safe Travels

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has granted the use of its Safe Travels stamp to Vancouver Island. Tourism stakeholders in the Vancouver Island region can apply for use of the Safe Travels stamp once they have met the health and hygiene protocols outlined by the WTTC. The Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina has been approved for use of the stamp.

This stamp allows travellers to easily recognize destinations and tourism businesses around the world that have adopted globally standardized health and hygiene protocols to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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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