We'd love to have you!

We invite you to become a member of the Ladysmith Maritime Society. We are a fun and friendly bunch who love boats and being on the water. We have activities that are sure to capture your interest, and you don’t have to own a boat to join us!


A marina like ours needs TLC so relies on our volunteers to keep things neat and tidy. From hang nails to paint, ropes to sweeping, maintenance plays a big part in keeping us safe.

Boat Restoration

On the southeast side of the Welcome Centre, you’ll find a large blue boat shed named the Bill Adair Heritage Boathouse. Here you’ll find the Saravan, a local 1938 restored tug boat. If you have the skills and the love, we'd love to have you.


Our floating Maritime Museum was established in 2007, which shares our maritime history with authentic artifacts and nautical displays. We were honoured with a BC Heritage Award in 2008 and 2013. Volunteers with a knowledge of history make a great welcome to visitors.


Including Dine on the Dock, Music on the Dock, we have special events throughout the summer and rely on volunteers to make these wonderful events tick.

Our heritage museum, festival, special events and harbour tour activities are run entirely by volunteer members. If you feel that you would like to be a part of these activities, please accept our invitation to become a member.

Download our membership application form then mail to us:

Ladysmith Maritime Society
PO Box 1030
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A7

Or drop off at the Marina Office at 611 Oyster Bay Drive.


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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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