This area is located south of Nanaimo, close to the neighbouring areas of Cassidy and Chemainus. Ladysmith is situated almost exactly between the towns of Nanaimo and Duncan. Known for its small-town charm, Ladysmith is an attractive area for tourists, retirees and all those who enjoy recreation and leisure in a lovely environment. Famous local attractions include the picturesque harbour, beautiful parks and historic First Avenue, which hosts the annual Festival of Lights at Christmastime and is a truly breath-taking sight.
Transfer Beach Park
This popular, oceanfront park features picnic areas, a playground and a water park.
Holland Creek Trail
This hiking trail is known for its lovely sights, easy trails and views of the waterfall.
This park features a hiking trail through the forest to an open green space looking out over the water, including fantastic views of the Ladysmith Harbour.