Ladysmith Travel Guide

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Ladysmith Things to Do

  • Ladysmith Celebrations Weekend

    During the first weekend in August (BC long weekend) Ladysmith puts on its biggest event of the year! 3 days of fun-filled activities including a parade, logger sports, fishing derby, First Nations events, pancake breakfasts, fireworks, etc. Visit www.ladysmithdays.com.

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  • Ladysmith Festival of Lights

    Ladysmith is most famous for its yearly Festival of Lights held the 3rd Thursday of November! Come and experience a town completely lit up with lights. Santa switches on the lights at approx. 6pm, there is a parade, arts and crafts fair, food and drink along First Avenue which is closed to traffic on this magical night. An absolutely amazing...

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  • Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery

    This art gallery is run by the non-profit Arts Council and feature many local artists' work - paintings, sculpture and photography. The gallery is located in a historic building overlooking the Maritime Museum which is also worth a visit as they have a Maritime Museum and boat tours in the summer months.The art gallery is open most days. Call to...

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  • Walk the Heritage Artifact Route

    Pick up a copy of the Heritage Artifact Walk at the Tourist Info Centre. The route will take you to see a number of artifacts located outdoors throughout Ladysmith all relating to the history of the town (coal mining, logging, etc.)

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  • Sail on an America's Cup Sailboat

    In Ladysmith you can go sailing on an America's Cup boat. At Page Point Marina they have two sailboats that have sailed in past America's Cups. You can stay at this beautiful marina at the Inn and go for a sail! The Inn has a gourmet restaurant and a small spa.SORRY NO LONGER IN BUSINESS.

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  • Go for a Great Hike

    There are great hikes in Ladysmith:Holland Creek Trail - 5.8 km and part of the Trans Canada TrailHike to Heart Lake - Beautiful lake at the top. There is a 6.4 km marked trail that starts at the head of the Holland Creek Trail bridge. You can choose: difficult, moderate and mild.You can pick up a trail guide with all three of these hikes on it at...

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  • Ladysmith Maritime Museum

    Our wonderful non-profit Maritime Society in Ladysmith has opened a small maritime museum and it is very well done. It is located right on the docks at the Maritime marina so after you check out the museum stroll the docks looking at boats, sit on one of the benches and watch the birds or go on a harbour tour (by donation and also put on my the...

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  • Free Boat tour of Ladysmith Harbour

    Go for a free Boat tour of Ladysmith Harbour with a historical commentary. Watch the tugboats at work, see eagles, seals, racoons, starfish and other wildlife and sealife. All this takes place on a small boat that holds approx. 8 people.The Ladysmith Maritime Society offers these tours 2x/ day in the summer months weather permitting.

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  • Explore Ladysmith's 3 marinas

    There is the Maritime Dock, Fisherman?s Dock and Ladysmith Marina (formerly Ivy Green Marina). You can buy fresh seafood, chat with the fishermen and visit with those who live aboard or who are just sailing through.

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Ladysmith Hotels

  • Yellow Point Lodge

    3700 Yellow Point Rd., Ladysmith, V9G 1E8, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Holiday House Motel

    Budget motel on the highway but includes breakfast across the street at the fab cafe, In the...

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Ladysmith Restaurants

  • Enjoy Breakfast Like a Local

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in this diner at the Ladysmith Marina. While eating your breakfast look out at the boats, birds and ocean. Enjoy listening to the locals who meet daily at the Galley.NOW CLOSED

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  • Indian and Mediterranean Cuisine

    Great Mediterranean and Indian food. Enjoy inside or on the deck in the summer. They have a take-away deli service as well. The ambience at night is wonderful...fireplace, candlelight, intimate set-up.

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  • Vietnamese, Chinese, Canadian Food

    On the outside this restaurant looks pretty unappealing but once you taste the food and then look at how cheap the prices are you will want to eat here over and over. The service is fabulous too!Serve Vietnamese, Chinese and Canadian food. My favourite is #V5 - Rice, marinated chicken and a large spring roll (only $6.95CAN)

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  • Best Place for Breakfast, Lunch or...

    This cafe is absolutely fabulous!!!! It is by far the best place to eat breakfast or lunch in Ladysmith. The food is tasty, fresh and affordable. The service is top-notch. Daily specials. Breakfast - eggs, yoghurt, wraps, etc.Lunch - Soup, sandwiches, wraps, saladsBaked goods to die for. Coffee ground on the premises and top quality tea available....

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  • Hidden Gem of a Restaurant

    International cuisine in a quaint location on 1st Avenue. Fabulous food made right in front of you by the owner. Good prices. Limited hours.

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  • More than a Bakery

    Baked goodies, fresh bread, sanwiches, soup and great coffee and tea all served by friendly people. Award-winning cinnamon buns!

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Ladysmith Nightlife

  • A Play Perhaps

    Hardly anyone knows about this great little theatre. It is hidden away in the "Diamond" area of Ladysmith in an old school. Check their website to see what production is currently on www.ladysmithslittletheatre.com.

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  • Go see a Movie

    This small movie theatre has been open for just over a year. Movies change weekly and new release movies are always showing.

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  • Ladysmith Hotels

    2 Hotels in Ladysmith

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Ladysmith Shopping

  • Black Door Decor

    A home decor and gift store. This store is great. They have items featured on Oprah, like the Udon Bowl. They also have great glassware, towels, linens, candles, jewellery, garden ornaments, etc.The highlight is the amazing scent that pervades the stores.

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  • Step Back in Time

    Go to this store if you want old-fashioned service and products. The owners have run this store forever. Dig through piles of clothing, old shoes, carpets, work clothes, panties and bras galore, boxes of everything. Enjoy the smell of grandma's attic but in a downtown store. Don't be in a hurry though as when you purchase something you get to watch...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Ladysmith Warnings and Dangers

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    by Albernfrau Written Apr 15, 2008

    Warning - should you head to the local bar The Sporty and declare you are a tourist wanting a local bar experience people will definitely treat you to Lucky Beer - the most popular beer in town. Just because it is the most popular beer doesn't mean it is the best tasting (although locals would argue it is).

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Ladysmith Tourist Traps

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    by Albernfrau Written Apr 15, 2008

    Not that there aren't great things to see and do in Ladysmith but we all wish there was a tourist trap in Ladysmith but there isn't!!!! We need more tourism in our little town so please come and make one of our great sights, shops, beach a tourist trap!!!!

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Ladysmith What to Pack

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    by Albernfrau Written Apr 15, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are coming to Ladysmith in any month other than July or August and even then you should really bring an umbrella and a rain jacket as it rains here a lot and can also be windy.

    Casual clothes are the norm here!

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Ladysmith Sports & Outdoors

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    by Albernfrau Written Apr 16, 2008

    Every year in May Paddlefest is held in Ladysmith. This event features kayaking vendors, lessons, clinics, talks, tradeshow, etc. Two days long, free admission. Check their website for exact date in May - www.paddlefest.ca

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