Ladysmith, British Columbia,
is nestled between Vancouver
Island’s biggest cities, Victoria
, along the coast of the Salish Sea. As a holiday destination,
it can’t be beat. Enjoy sun, surf, and the vibrant community of the Cowichan Valley with condo rentals or vacation rentals in Ladysmith.
Like many Vancouver Island
communities, Ladysmith was reliant on coal mining in the early days of its history. The town was founded by a man named James Dunsmuir, who owned the Wellington Colliery Company. He wanted a company town as accommodation for the coal miners working at his new mine, located just a few miles north. Following the Depression years, during which the mines shut down, lumber and logging became the town’s key industry.
Ladysmith retains a turn-of-the-century feel, which visitors can experience firsthand with a house or condo rental.
The town boasts many heritage properties,
some of which are available as lodging and accommodation.
Don’t miss checking out the many boutique shops and cafés in the beautifully preserved downtown core. You can also enjoy a tour of the town on the free trolley – who knows, it just may run past your bed and breakfast.
Whether you’ve taken a condo rental in town
or are bunking in a chalet, cabin, bed and breakfast or other vacation rental,
the bustling Ladysmith Marina is just a hop, a skip and a jump away from your accommodations. The docks make up an intricate network of moored sailboats and fishing craft that are a pleasure to wander down.
Get away from it all by visiting nearby Heart Lake, where there are many hiking trails. And for beach lovers and shell collectors, taking advantage of accommodations near Transfer Beach Park is an absolute must. The sandy beach is perfect for beachcombing, swimming, and even kayaking; gorgeous green grass lawns are built up behind the beach, perfect for picnicking. It’s easy to while away a whole day in this idyllic spot before heading home to your comfortable vacation rentals
Ladysmith’s many festivals mean that whatever season you’ve booked your vacation rental for, you’ll find something exciting going on. In the summer, the main event is Ladysmith Days, and in the winter, it’s the Festival of Lights. Renting from Owner Direct’s huge selection of home and condo rentals
is the best way to enjoy Ladysmith. There’s nothing like stepping out of your accommodations and hitting the town for a local celebration.