Once in Ladysmith, take the highway exit marked Transfer Beach towards the waterfront (Roberts Street becomes Transfer Beach Blvd on the water side of the highway). Turn left just after the railway tracks onto the gravel road, which is Oyster Bay Drive. Continue approximately 300 meters until you see the large blue building; affectionately referred to by the locals as the “Expo Building.” Watch for signs pointing you to the Marina and Oyster Bay Café. Space is extremely limited in the lower parking lot but you are welcome to tackle the two hairpin turns to the shoreline or park on Oyster Bay Drive and walk the stairs to the lower parking lot and Marina access ramp. If you have physical limitations and cannot find parking below, please call 250-245-1146 and one of our friendly staff will meet you at the top of the stairs with a shuttle!
We do NOT have a boat launch here. Please continue to the government wharf on Ludlow Road for that type of water access.
We are proudly a non-profit marina, operated by the Ladysmith Maritime Society since 1985. Our volunteers work hard to make this marina a “must-go-to” destination, and visitors tell us that we are one of the friendliest marina on the west coast.
Recently reviewed and re-certified in November 2018 as a 3-anchor Clean Marina under the Georgia Strait Alliance’s (GSA) program for environmental best practices (that’s 3 out of 5). The designation recognizes industry leading marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs and boat yards that meet GSA’s rigid environmental standards.
Mark your Calendar for 2020
Heritage Boat Festival May 30, 2020 (last Saturday in May)
Kids’ Pirate Day June 6, 2020 (first Saturday in June)
Sea Life Celebration August 9, 2020 (second Sunday in August)
Dine on the Dock Various Friday evenings June through August – dates TBA
Music on the Dock Evenings in July and August, with some evenings hosting an open-mic and others with a featured artist. Dates and artists TBA.
Talk on the Dock afternoons to learn about this beautiful area and its rich heritage. Stay tuned for the next talk.