Operated by the Ladysmith Maritime Society
a registered charity serving the Ladysmith community since 1985

MARINA OFFICE:  250-245-1146 • FAX: 250-924-6109 • VHF 66A

Welcome Centre

Come and enjoy our 3000 square foot floating Welcome Centre, located midway along the main Visitor Dock.

This beautiful facility was completed in 2012, and includes amenities important to marine visitors such as the Marina Office/registration desk, washrooms, showers, laundry, fireside lounge with a large TV screen, Oyster Bay Café (seasonal), a Social Dock for hosting group functions like boater rendezvous or small office parties, and free wifi. Please note: the Welcome Centre and Marina Office are currently closed and some amenities unavailable due to COVID-19 safety measures. Please contact us for more details.

At the Welcome Centre, We:

  • welcome the community to the waterfront
  • promote and preserve harbour heritage
  • develop marina infrastructure to attract large-scale marine tourism to the coastal region
  • advance the profile of eastern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands as a destination of choice for visiting recreational boaters
  • help to improve the environmental health of the harbour by providing a public marine sewage pump out
  • commit to environmental responsibility; recertified in Nov 2018 as a “3 anchor” marina by Clean Marine BC