Boating & Sailing
Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Ladysmith is a pleasure cruising centre perfectly situated on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island.
Salt Spring Island and the rest of the southern half of British Columbia's Gulf Islands archipelago – famous for its temperate sailing conditions, sheltered bays, protected green islands and welcoming ports of call – can be reached from Ladysmith within a few hours. Vancouver is a day's sail away and Ladysmith makes a good stop for boats heading north to the Inside Passage.
Visiting boaters can moor overnight at Ladysmith Marina, Fisherman's Wharf and the town-run Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina (the first of the three marinas on the harbour's port side).
Facilities are being developed at the community marina (including washrooms and showers) to complement the 275m/900ft of visitor moorage space.