Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and a short walk from downtown Ladysmith, Transfer Beach Park is the perfect place to spend the day. This beautiful 28-acre park and the adjacent amphitheatre offer gorgeous views and tons of space to run around or enjoy a picnic. The park is home to many events such as Concerts in the Park or Ladysmith Days just to name a few.Transfer Beach is an ideal spot to launch a kayak, and you can rent kayaks and stand up paddleboards, book lessons and much more from Sealegs Kayaking and Marine Adventures right here.
- sheltered Kin Hut picnic area • beach volleyball court
- off-leash dog park
- horseshoe pitch
- public washrooms
- food truck concession
- half basketball court
Harbour Heritage Centre
Step back to the millennia, when the harbour was home to the people of the Stz’uminus First Nation. Discover what early life on the harbour was like at this exploratory, interactive centre at 610 Oyster Bay Drive.
Rotary Lookout Trail
Leading to a spectacular view and perfect picnic place, this 1.2-kilometre trail is accessed near the log bridge at the top of the Holland Creek Trail.
Visit an Art gallery
The Town of Ladysmith boasts the largest art gallery in the Cowichan Valley. Situated overlooking the Ladysmith Community Marina, The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery is operated by the Arts Council of Ladysmith & District and is open 7 days a week from 11 am – 4pm daily.
Holland Creek trail
This 5.8-kilometre trail winds along both sides of Holland Creek. Highlights along the route include Crystal Falls and the Colliery Dams. You can access the trail at the dip on Dogwood Drive or at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Methuen Street.
Where can you watch live music?
- In the Beantime Café – http://www.beantime.ca/
- 49th Café – facebook.com/the49thcafe
- Sportsman Pub
- Fox & Hounds –foxandhoundsladysmith.com
- Hardwick Hall Coffee House
- Concerts in the Park
- Ladysmith Maritime Society, Marine Welcome Centre – lmsmarina.ca