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.

North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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