How To Get To Ladysmith

By Land:

Located on the Island Highway, Ladysmith is 88 kilometers north of Victoria. The 80 minute trip up and over the Malahat is offers ocean and mountain views including two spectacular view-points overlooking the Saanich Peninsula.

The drive from Nanaimo south to Ladysmith is 23 kilometers. The Duke Point Ferry Terminal (BC Ferries) is the closest ferry terminal to Ladysmith.

You can also catch a bus to Ladysmith from Victoria. To view the schedule, go to the Greyhound website.

If you're without a vehicle and departing Victoria, a most interesting way to travel is to catch the VIA Rail train that departs Victoria Johnston Street Bridge Terminal at 8:00 am.

By Sea:

BC Ferries offer transportation from Vancouver to Victoria and to Nanaimo and Duke Point. With departures from Tsawwassen, the Duke Point Ferry Terminal (BC Ferries) is the closest ferry terminal to Ladysmith.


By Air:

In between Ladysmith and Nanaimo lies the small community of Cassidy, home to the Nanaimo Airport. Jazz Air, a division of Air Canada, has flights that arrive daily into Cassidy Airport.


Directions to the Launch Point:

Coming from the North (Nanaimo airport, Ferries)

As you enter the town of Ladysmith, turn left at the second set of traffic lights. This is Transfer Beach Boulevard. Follow the boulevard, keeping to the right until you reach
the Beach.

From the South (Victoria, Duncan)

As you enter the town of Ladysmith, turn right at the second set of traffic lights. This is Transfer Beach Boulevard. Follow the boulevard, keeping to the right until you reach the Beach.

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"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself.

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