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LADYSMITH Yellow Point & Cedar

Visitor Guide

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Chronicle The

Since 1908

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Serving Ladysmith, Chemainus and area

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Small town. Big fun. On the 49th Parallel.

We invite you to enjoy cafes, boutique shopping, and the historic artifact route in our heritage downtown. Walk or take the trolley bus to the waterfront where you will find an award-winning floating maritime museum, oceanside beach park, kayaking, local history boat tours, and the waterfront art gallery. Our hiking trails, golf course and recreational facilities are other highlights to enjoy. Don’t miss our popular festivals either – the famous Festival of Lights, Arts on the Avenue and Ladysmith Celebration Days are just a few of the annual events! Experience Ladysmith and discover small town charm on the 49th parallel.

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Spring 2011 Publisher Teresa McKinley publisher@ladysmithchronicle.com

Editor Matthew Peterson editor@ladysmithchronicle.com

Production Doug Kent Michie Brown production@ladysmithchronicle.com

341 First Avenue, Ladysmith B.C., P.O. Box 400,V9G 1A3 Phone: 250-245-2277 Fax: 250-245-2260 Cover Design Matthew Peterson The Chronicle does its best to ensure content accuracy. The Chronicle is not endorsing any product or business contained within. Produced by The

Chronicle Serving Ladysmith and area since 1908 To find out what is going on in Ladysmith, visit www.ladysmithchronicle.com *Stats taken from 2010 Community Profile PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHY ALLISTON AT ELLIOT’S BEACH

CONTENTS Introduction History Getting here Downtown Shopping www.getawaybc.com

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Event planning Artifact Tour Dining Yellow Point & Cedar Map Trails

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Farms Celebrations Regional map Arts Wireless spots Events

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Ladysmith ...

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adysmith is a town known for its innovative spirit and strong ties to its history. Resting on the 49th 2010) sitting about an hour from Parallel, Ladysmith is a growing community (population 8,100 in 201 Victoria and half an hour from Nanaimo. Nanaimo Its downtown core features feature buildings that were brought here or constructed in the early 1900s. The Island Hotel, which was brought here in 1913 was renovated and given its new name, and can still be seen on First Avenue today, as can other early hotels and buildings. The downtown core is filled with history from photos to pieces of mining equipment in homage to the town’s early days as a mining community. But the town has all the modern conveniences and amenities visitors expect, with shopping options including clothing, home decor, the arts and fine-dining. Ladysmith also boasts a growing arts community, outdoor recreational activities, beautiful parks and beaches and plenty to do. There are a variety of summer and winter festivals as well.

Ladysmith Facts ❱ Incorporated in 1904 ❱ Named after Boer War victory ❱ Total land area of 14.82 sq. km. 4

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*From 2010 Community Profile

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Ladysmith History ...

Town forged from coal Kit Willmot Ladysmith Historical Society Before coming to the history of Ladysmith, we must go back a few years to that of Nanaimo, a few kilometres to the north. Nanaimo in the late 1800s had become prosperous from the coal coming from the many mines in the area and shipped through the harbour. One of these mines was South Wellington to the south, and when the seams there were nearly worked out, a new mine was opened at Extension about 8 km northwest of Oyster Harbour. James Dunsmuir’s intention was to ship the coal by train to existing facilities at Nanaimo Harbour, but to do so he would have had to cross property owned by the New Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Co.; however, he had previously refused to let that company cross his property, consequently, permission was denied. He decided to build a shipping port at Oyster Harbour and laid a rail track from the mine to it. As the South Wellington mine closed, the miners started moving their houses, shops and hotels to Extenwww.getawaybc.com

sion, but Dunsmuir said he didn’t want his resulting in the closure of Extension mine miners living near the mine and started in 1931. Many people and businesses left building houses at Oyster Harbour. — the outlook for Ladysmith looked bleak. Wh l allll this h activity was taking k g place, pl , H , in 1933, 1933 a violent l d While However, windstorm d the British had been fightingg a blew down thousands of trees on the th war with the Boers in South hills behind Ladysmith and, in 1936, Ladysmith th Comox Logging and Railway Africa. the A Town is Born C set up headquarters and exThe Boers besieged the Co. 1900 - 1912 t British in Ladysmith for tensive workshops in Ladysmith Historical building a started salvage operations. 118 days before General and pamphlet available at archives T and subsequent logging Buller raised the siege in This, op 1900. On hearing the news,, operations, lasted until 1986. Loged s carries on, logs going to the Dunsmuir promptly renamed ging still th (10 ill in i the harbour, or being shipped Oyster Harbour – Ladysmith sawmills streets in Ladysmith are named after Britto other mills. ish generals in that war). In 1902, a copper Much work has been done to preserve smelter started up (“blown in”), refining the heritage of the town. “Heritage By the copper ore brought from Mount Sicker, to Sea” for which it received a prestigious the south, by the Esquimalt and Nanaimo award Ladysmith is a great location in Railway, but the smelter only produced which to live, a vibrant community with until 1912. many interests, a great place to raise a In 1913, the coal miners went on strike family, or retire from the harsh winters of with much damage to mine machinery the Prairies. and there was much bitterness between Ladysmith’s archives are located behind strikers and non-strikers; this lasted until the Tim Hortons on 1st Avenue and is 1914. The demand for coal was falling off, open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. partly due to the countrywide depression Visit www.ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca and partly due to ships converting to oil or call 250-245-0100 for more information. 5


Getting Here ...

Set course for Driving ... The Trans-Canada Highway spans the east side of the Island. The entrance to Ladysmith is prominently set along the highway, so visitors from the north and south can just take a picturesque drive and make their way to Ladysmith year round. Flying ... Off-Island visitors have plenty of travel options, too. The Nanaimo Airport is located in Cassidy. Air Canada flies to the airport from Vancouver seven days a week. See www.nanaimoairport.com for more information. Float planes: See www. harbour-air.com/. Ferry ... Visitors can also come to the Island by ferry, and drive to Ladysmith.There is daily ferry service between Vancouver and Victoria, and Vancouver and Nanaimo. The closest ferry terminal to Ladysmith is at Duke Point.Visitors can go from Tsawwassen to Duke Point and drive south to Ladysmith.There is a ferry terminal in the City of Nanaimo at Departure Bay and connecting to Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver. For information and ferry schedules, see www.bcferries.com. Sailing ... Visitors sailing themselves to Ladysmith can book moorage at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina by calling Mark Mercer at 250245-1146 or reserve a spot by visiting www. ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca or by calling Rob Waters at the Ladysmith Marina at 250-2454521 or visit www.ladysmithmarina.com. Kayak ... Starting May 14, the BC Marine Trails Network opened the Marine Trails. Ladysmith Maritime Society is considered an access/ launch point for paddlers exploring B.C.’s coast.Visit www.bcmarinetrails.org for more information. 6

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Trolley connects First Avenue and Coronation Mall shops. No need to drive.

Post Office Antiques & Antique Addict 340 Island Highway, Ladysmith

rab your friends and start your shopping day early with a great breakfast at one of our many restaurants. Ricky’s at Coronation Mall has killer bennies or Renee’s downtown, open at 5 a.m., will serve up breakfast with thick slices of fresh homemade bread and eggs anyway you like them. Coronation Mall Coronation Mall, in south Ladysmith, has 20 shops and services including the town’s only government liquor store, a major food store, drug store, travel agent, banks, fast food and coffee shops. The friendly volunteers at the Community Police Station in Coronation Mall are always available for questions or a visit.

First Avenue First Avenue downtown offers great shopping and a historic walk with centuryold buildings as the backdrop. Award-winning businesses such as Bouma Meats, Old Town Bakery, Renee’s Soup and Sandwich, Chopstix Salon and Ladysmith Health Food store are all on First Avenue. Plus you will find clothes, housewares, jewelry, pet supplies, real estate agents, shoes, restaurants, a drug store, books, the community newspaper, computers, auto and craft supplies, hairdressers, a quilt shop and hand-crafted bath salts — all there for you to discover. You will find the shops modern and the staff and owners friendly and excited to answer questions.

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• 3 Floors of Antiques & Collectables • Furniture Restoration • Certified Appraisals • Buying Quality Items Open 10-5:30pm daily

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Venues...

Event planning

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adysmith is a gorgeous spot for events such as weddings, family reunions or anniversary celebrations. The Kinsmen shelter is perfect for informal receptions at the beach. For an indoor venue, try Aggie Hall (250245-6424) or the Terrace Room at Printingdun Beanery (250-245-7671), with access to fabulous views. Church and com-

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munity halls also offer options for event planners. Check out the Ladysmith Royal Canadian Legion (250-245-2273), the Eagles Hall (250-245-2457), St. Mary’s Church Hall (250245-3414), Cedar Heritage Centre (250- 722-2100), and Cedar Community Hall (250722-2442). For a full list of vendors or venues, call the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce at 250245-2112.

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ander Ladysmith and catch glimpses of the town’s past.Take the Heritage Route, a self-guided tour through the town. It touches on the town’s mining, forestry, rail and marine history. The tour links the downtown core with Transfer Beach Park. Pick up a brochure at the Ladysmith Visitor’s Information Centre. Then, begin exploring. Stop by the Ladysmith archives. Track down the Fordson tractor, or the ship anchor at the roundabout. View the metal collage featuring historical photos. Don’t know what a Fordson donkey is? Find it downtown. Then, head to the waterfront. Spot the weigh scales from Ladysmith’s time as a coal shipping port.There is also a locomotive built in 1923.

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ungry? Ladysmith has a variety of eclectic dining options. Award-winning Ricky’s at Coronation Mall is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In a hurry? KFC, McDonalds and the newly renovated Dairy Queen, are at the south end of Ladysmith and A&W in north Ladysmith. Esquires Coffee and Starbucks at Coronation Mall serve heavenly coffee and tea options. Downtown, voted Best on the Island, Old Town Bakery is where you will find eye-popping, mouth-stretching cinnamon buns — the line-up starts early, but it’s worth the wait. Transfer Beach Grill is an authentic Greek experience where you are greeted like a family friend coming to dinner. Dragon City Restaurant, Wigwam Restaurant and the Phoenix satisfy your Asian food cravings. For the best pizza, Roberts Street Pizza’s lip-smacking pizza and pasta are to go. Printingdun Beanery offers bistro-style meals in a heritage surroundings and was voted the Best Place to Kiss.You can also catch a show at In the Beantime or the 49th Parallel Cafe. Looking for a view? Try the menu at the Page Point Bistro with spectacular views of the ocean and equally spectacular meals.

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everal Ladysmith businesses are working together to bring residents and visitors a fresh taste of Island life. On select weekends from June to September, Ladysmith-based Island Estuary Bed and Breakfast is offering Gourmet Kayaking Weekends — three days of snorkeling, kayaking and paddling adventures in the waters off Ladysmith and Elliot Beach. Thanks to a partnership between the B&B, Sealegs Kayaking and Edible BC, participants can look forward to chefprepared meals, cocktails and appies, coastline tours and watching local wildlife. Island Estuary B&B owner Lynda Diamond says the weekends are about getting back in touch with pleasure. According to Diamond, it is also the only package of its kind in the area. “It appeals to people that like an outdoor adventure but with the comforts of home, as well as people who appreciate good food that’s seasonal and local.” Whether it’s spot prawns from Cowichan, fresh meat from Bouma Meats or wine from nearby vineyards, you can guarantee that everything is local, Diamond said. Last year, Island Estuary B&B paired up with Sealegs Kayaking to offer a similar package, however this year, accommodation has been added to the offering. Hawley Place B&B is also on board this year to provide some of the accommodation for the kayak weekends. The kayaking weekends will take place June 24-26, August 5-7 and September 9-11. For more information, call at 250-245-0665, or visit www.islandestuary.ca

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ellow Point and Cedar are coastal stops north of Ladysmith. They are rural and on a forested peninsula into the Stuart Channel. It faces DeCourcy, Ruxton, Pylades,Valdes and Thetis Islands.The main road into Yellow Point is aptly named Yellow Point Road. The road is accessible from Cedar Road. The Crow and Gate British Pub is a popular stop in the hamlet. Cedar is home to the Harmac Pulp Mill, as well as a secondary school, and a small, but attractive shopping centre. Agritourism is an important boon to several of the farms in the Cedar and Yellow Point area, but there is also a thriving art and theatre scene. Discover it for yourself. The rural nature of both Cedar and Yellow Point make it a natural place to visit for cyclists, joggers, hikers and those wanting to take a pleasant, peaceful drive to get away from bustling centre. There are also opportunities for paddling at freshwater lakes. Hemer Provincial Park on Holden Lake is a great place to paddle and boasts a trail system. You can also visit nearby Quennell Lake or Roberts Memorial Park with a 14-ha. park located on Yellow Point Road. Listen for barking sea lions, sea gulls, great blue heron and the occasional Pacific Loon. Walk through the forest to discover a beach perfect for swimming and fishing. For a swim on the other side of Ladysmith’s harbour, visit Elliot’s Beach. Elliot’s Beach, is accessible from Brenton-Page Road, off of the Trans Canada Highway, north of Ladysmith. Drive for about 9 km, following Shell Beach Road to the end.

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There are plenty of well-maintained, green, lush trails for walking and hiking in and around Ladysmith. Holland Creek Trail is a popular walking spot. The trail winds 5.8 km on both sides of Holland Creek and leads to Crystal Falls. The access points to the trail are at Holland Creek Park at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Methuen Street. There is another entry at Davis Road and Mackie Road Park. For an even longer hike, attempt the Heart Lake Loop, a more difficult path that is 6.4-km long. There are rest stations and views to make up for strenuous portions of the hike. The access point is at Davis Road Park or the Holland Creek Trail. From the Heart Lake Loop, it is possible to access the Stocking Lake loop, a 9.3-km trail. It takes you to Stocking Lake. For a shorter walk, there are routes around 2 km in length in Ladysmith as well. The Rotary Lookout Trail is 1.2 km and accessed at the tip of the Holland Creek Trail. Visit Transfer Beach to get started on the Marine Walk, a 1 GGING2D Okm ,,OGGING2D trail that goes through the trees to the water. It ends at Government Wharf. There is a short 10-minute walk that connects with the marine walk at low tide called the Estuary Trail, which is accessed on King Road. 'ATE The Heart Lake Loops, Stocking Lake Loop and Rotary Lookout trail are also accessible to mountain bikes. Pet friendly off leash areas are also available on both the loops and the Rotary trail, as well as the upper field in Transfer Beach Park. For more information about parks and walks in Ladysmith, see www.ladysmith.ca.

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adysmith is the perfect jumping off point to plenty of agritourism opportunities in Cedar and Yellow Point, rural communities filled with family farm fun. Even if you just want to go for a drive through the country, there is plenty to see from working farms to beautiful scenery. Yellow Point Cranberries This 43-acre family owned and operated cranberry farm specializes in cranberries. The farm also makes heritage cranberry sauce, along with other speciality products. The products are made by

hand, in small batches, and available through the farm store. The Cranberry Cottage, is open seven days a week September to December 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday to Sunday from May to August. Find Yellow Point Cranberries at 4532 Yellow Point Road. For more information see www.yellowpointcranberries.com.. www.yellowpointcranberries.com Call 250-245-5283. Yawning Acres Yawning Acres is a 60-acre working and hobby farm in Cedar. There are plenty of animals, like horses and chickens. Typically more baby animals

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Cedar Farmers’ Market The market is held on the fields by the Crow and Gate Neighbourhood Pub (2313 Yellowpoint Road). It features around 27 vendors. The market is open from 10 a.m. to early afternoon Sundays from Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving. Cassidy Farm Market and Deli Located across the Trans Canada Highway from the Nanaimo Airport, this market sells fresh, local seasonal fruits and veggies, homemade pies and more. Call 250-245-7674.

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Hazelwood Herb Farm Visit the farm’s gift shop to pick out culinary products all made at the farm like jellies, breads, teas and herb oils. Or, choose from a wide variety of beauty products like soaps and lip balms. The farm, located at 13578 Adshead Road in North Oyster opened for the season on April 1. From April to September, it’s open Sundays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October and November have shorter operating hours, but it’s open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in December. For more information, see www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com.

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are born in the spring. The farm, on Cedar Road, offers activities throughout the year, from corn roasts to haunted hay rides at Halloween. The pumpkin festival, and pumpkin patch, are popular seasonal events. Plus, the farm is situated along the Nanaimo River, making it a lovely spot. Events are also held at Easter and Christmas, and the park at the back can be rented for weddings, birthdays, picnics and more. Call Yawning Acres at 250713-6304 or 250-722-2719. Yawning Acres is at 1949 Cedar Road.

Ladysmith Golf Club 380 Davis Road (just above Coronation Mall) South Ladysmith

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Welcome to LMS Community Marina Close to Town

The many shops, restaurants and services in downtown Ladysmith are only a 10 minute walk or a comfortable trolley ride away.

Harbour Tours

July & August 10:30 & 2:00 Daily other times by request (weather permitting)

Board Boar “Maritimer”, a 17 foot former deep-sea lifeboat lifeb for a 2 hour voyage of discovery. Learn about abou Ladysmith’s rich waterfront history and enjoy enjo local bird and wildlife. Reservations suggested, call 250-245-0109 Rese

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Maritime Museum July & August 10am-4pm daily Visit our award-winning, floating Maritime Museum and be transported back in time to when fishing, coal mining and logging shaped a way of life in Ladysmith Harbour, and view our heritage boats. Groups are welcome to call 250-245-0109 to arrange special visiting times. Donations are welcome.

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n Ladysmith, it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year. Ladysmith Days begins August 12 with entertainment at Coronation Mall. Aug. 13 is the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and Kinsmen Parade on First Avenue (leave your dogs at home, as per the city bylaw). The citizen of the year is awarded and there are activities for families. Aug. 14 will feature family events and entertainment all day at Transfer Beach Park. Two days — dozens of activities including live music, fireworks, pancake breakfasts, movies, games, vendors and much more. On Saturday, events are concentrated in downtown. The

Rotary Club pancake breakfast starts things off and then the citizen of the year is awarded, followed by the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club’s Ladysmith Days Parade. After, head down to the roundabout and Aggie Hall fields for children’s games, face painting, hot dogs, drinks, plus much more. On Aug. 14, Transfer Beach is the place for all the music and children’s entertainment visitors could hope for. Music starts at 8 a.m. and ends with a fiery fireworks display sponsored by the Ladysmith and District Credit Union. For more information about Ladysmith Days, see www.ladysmithdays.com.

the Ladysmith Maritime Society building and marina. The area is accessible to wheelchairs. There is a children’s zone, but parents need to stay with their children. Better yet, the festival is free, aside from any purchases visitors may make from vendors. Enjoy some music and wander around to see artwork and artists and a purple martin display and demonstrations by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, to name a few. And no pirate-themed festival is complete without someone walking the plank. www.ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca or pick up a festival guide around town.

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ne of the biggest events of the year in Ladysmith is the annual Festival of Lights. On the last Thursday of November (depending on the weather), Santa Claus flips a switch and the downtown core is filled with blazing Christmas lights. The lights stay turned on along First Avenue until the new year. Thousands of people journey to Ladysmith for the event, which also features a parade of local groups and businesses decorated in their best holiday spirit. The Festival of Lights started in 1987. Bill Fitzpatrick and merchants decided Ladysmith’s downtown needed to get more festive. Now the celebration is known up and down the Island and well beyond, and fuelled by an annual budget of approximately $70,000. Each year more lights are added and thousands of lights are now used. Over the years, the scale of the light display has grown from just a couple of strings to many thousands. Typically on the afternoon of the festival, First Avenue is closed between Roberts Street and the roundabout by Aggie Hall. Concessions offer treats and restaurants will open their doors with special Festival of Lights menus. Santa Claus throws the main switch to turn on the lights around 6:30 p.m. Shortly after, the parade makes its way down First Avenue. And, in case visitors still don’t have their fill of colour and light, a fireworks show is planned to illuminate the sky.

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1) JoVic Pottery Award winning stoneware and Raku pottery by master potters Jo & Vic Duffhues. Open 10-5 Tuesday-Sunday 4781 Shell Beach Road 250-245-8728 www.jovicpottery.com 2) Hazelwood Herb Farm Plant nursery and unique culinary, bath, beauty and healing herb products. Open 11 – 5 Daily 13576 Adshead Road, Ladysmith 250-245-8007 www.hazelwoodherbfarm.com

6) AC Designs Ironworks Take a drive Unique hand forged and one-of-a-kind pieces. furniture & sculpture. By appointment only in the country, Custom 3307 Decourcy Drive 250-740-5353 slow down, www.acdesignsironwork.com The Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery there’s no hurry... 7)Paintings and photography cards, crafts, preserves Open year round call first 2980 Giovando Road 250-245-4405 WWW.nicolevaugeois.com

3) Yellow Point Cranberries Farm & Gift Store Over 40 delicious cranberry products. Frozen cranberries, jams, jellies, baked goods and more. Open 11-5 pm daily year-round 4532 Yellow Point Rd 250-245-5283 or 1-877-YPC-Farm www.yellowpointcranberries.com

8) Victory Ironworks Ornamental Ironwork and Metal arts for the home and garden custom work Open 11 - 4 Friday - Sunday or by appointment 4327 Yellow Point Road 250-667-0147 www.victoryironworks.ca

4) McNab Corn Maze Come and get lost. Fresh corn, hayrides, pumpkin patch Open 10 am Fri, Sat and Sun. and holidays August to October 4613 Yellow Point Rd 250-245-0666 www.mcnabscornmaze.com

9) The Doll House Gift Shop Gifts for all ages, dolls, teddies, children’s and adult clothing Open Tuesday to Sunday 9 - 5pm 2279 Holden Corso Rd 250-722-3227

5) Barton Leier Gallery Showcases the work of Nixie Barton and Grant Leier plus a wonderful variety of unique gifts. Experience the garden, open 11 - 5 pm April - November 3140 Decourcy Drive, 250-722-7140 bartonandleiergallery.com

10) Honeysuckle Gift Cottage & Glass Studio Vintage-style jewellery, scarves, and an unusual collection of home and garden-room accessories, boxes, baths and feeders for birds, bats and bees Open Wed-Sun 12:30 5:30 March - Mid December 2681 Lambert Road, 250-722-3272 tdbonkowski@shaw.ca

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he arts are ever-expanding in Ladysmith, which now hosts internationally acclaimed artists, and a growing gallery by the waterfront. The Art Council of Ladysmith and District also has a gallery made up of a compendium of artists. The gallery is located just inside the entrance to Transfer Beach Park, on Oyster Bay Drive, a short, unpaved road. The gallery and council have been housed in the space for a few years. Recently, the town agreed to rent space to more artists and the gallery is also going to have studio space for artists. For information about the gallery, call 250-245-1252 or see www. ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com. Many local business also display art in their shops,The Chronicle and Bayview Framing are among a few that offer the chance to experience local art.

LADYSMITH WATERFRONT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY An eclectic gathering of Arts and Artists Open Tuesday-Sunday Noon to 4 pm

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eel like taking in a show? The Ladysmith Little Theatre, www.ladysmiththeatre.com, offers the very best in local shows. Visit their website for show schedules and ticket prices.Yellow Point Drama Group also hosts shows in Cedar. Visit www.yellowpointdramagroup.org for shows and times.

• custom framing • local art • unique gifts

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n Aug. 28, First Avenue becomes an outdoor gallery as artists from all mediums storm the street. The all-day event offers plenty to pick from and some artists may be demonstrating their skills.The Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Gallery Centre regularly changes its artwork. Every few months, a new special exhibit goes up on the wall. Visit the gallery’s website at www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com. The Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Association hosts a Christmas selfguided art tour in November. Explore for yourself. See www.cyartisans.com for more information.

Old School Woodworks & Gallery

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artisan furniture • fine arts and crafts

Kitchen Cabinets Furniture by Anthony Staub & other Guest Artists

12 Roberts St. Ladysmith (at the south entrance to Ladysmith, BC)

USUAL STUDIO HOURS TUESDAY - SATURDAY 1 TO 5PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

250.924.0011

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Stoneware & Raku Pottery

Studio Hours 10-5, Tuesday through Sunday Jo and Vic Duffhues jovicpottery@shaw.ca www.jovicpottery.com www.getawaybc.com

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Active Lifestyles ...

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n active life is a way of life in Ladysmith. Aside from the fabulous outdoor activities, there are indoor activities, too. The Frank Jameson Community Centre has a 25-metre ozone treated swimming pool, hot whirlpool, climbing wall and gym. The pool also hosts Dive-In Movies periodically. Visit the pool for a movie and a swim — bring your own floatie. The centre also hosts a full service fitness centre. Jump on a treadmill, lift some weights or take a drop-in fitness class. Call 250-2456424 for pool and gym information. There are also all sorts of classes hosted through parks and recreation through the FJCC. There are spring and fall leisure guides filled with information about classes, which feature activities like yoga, walking clinics or more recreational activities. Back outside, check out the new Ladysmith Skatepark, next door to the

FJCC. In the warmer months, bash a volleyball at the sandy court in Transfer Beach Park. And don’t forget to get in a round of horseshoes at the pitch also at the park. There is also an off-leash dog park where beloved family pets can have a run. Baseball is a popular activity in Ladysmith, and there are plenty of ball fields. Listen for the crack of bat and ball. Visit the Aggie Ball Fields with two fast ball diamonds, bleachers and children’s playground. There is also the High Street Little League Field on Second Avenue. Or stop by the new Forrest Field artificial turf filed at the end of Fourth Avenue. Head south for ice skating at Fuller Lake Recreation Centre, which has an Olympic size ice rink. The Fuller Lake Skating Club and Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey call the rink home.

Tee up a time Ladysmith’s temperate climate, mild winters and spectacular views make it nearly a year round golfing destination point. The Ladysmith Golf Club is a 9-hole, par 3 course located right next to Coronation Mall, making it an ideal place to golf and enjoy a meal at neighbouring restaurants. There are plenty of tournaments throughout the year at the course, including a summer open and one just for children. Ask about lessons as well. Call 250-2457371 for information. Slightly north of town, visit the Cottonwood Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 72 expanse of lush greens. Call 250-245-5142 for lunch and dinner reservations. Reach the pro shop for tee times or lessons at 250-245-5157.

• Offering independent and Assisted Living Supports and Service in our modern building located within an urban setting, and in close proximity of all shopping, health and social amenities. • There are a number of studio, onebedroom and two bedroom suites; many suites feature a den and most suites have French balconies. • A combination of government-funded and market suites. • Assisted Living Services to support daily living • Engaging activities, entertainment and recreation • Social and activity programs • Transportation services

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Our Philosophy We encourage residents to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle. We can provide you with as much or as little help as you require.

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arks are plenty and great for many things — space ffor children hild to run around, d pici nicking, relaxing with a book or a canvas, or taking a stroll. Transfer Beach Park is Ladysmith’s premier park, situated along the shores of the Georgia Strait. There are plenty of amenities in the park as well, from food concessions, water-based businesses, a spray park for children, to beach volleyball, fully equipped and accessible bathrooms, a horseshoe pitch and an off-leash dog area. There is also the Kin Hut and a wide expanse of grass and trees. There is plenty to do for swimmers and kayakers, and in the summer months there are often events right in the park. The park is accessible from the Trans Canada Highway (turn onto Transfer Beach Blvd.), and just a short drive or walk from downtown Ladysmith.

Plenty of playtime ❱ Aggie Fields — First Ave. ❱ Kinsmen Park — Located across from Brown Drive and Malone. Open field and a small brook, large playground for children. ❱ Gourlay-Janes Park — Located on Chemainus Highway, the park is waterfront and features a seawall. ❱ Arboretum — This .88 acre tranquil park is found at the entrance to Transfer Beach Park. ❱ Davis Road Park — Found on Davis Road, the park features a walking trail. ❱ Lions Park — This park is on Second Avenue and features a

playground for children, a large asphalt top and Ocean views. ❱ Queen’s Park — This sloping park on First Avenue has benches and sweeping views of the Ladysmith Harbour area. ❱ Root Street Park — The park is completely fenced, and has a basketball court and hockey nets, as well as a tot playground. ❱ Bob Stuart Park — The Trans Canada Park has garden beds and resting spots. ❱ Doris Gallagher Memorial Gardens — Located next to the Health Unit. This lovely garden has picnic tables, a gazebo and great views.

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B&B Guide

Stay a while ...

Island Estuary

BED & BREAKFAST Enjoy local island food with fabulous ocean views 302 Roland Road

Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X8 Contact: Lynda + Ted Tel: 250-245-0665

islandestuary@shaw.ca www.islandestuary.ca

Castle Cove Inn “On the Ocean” • private setting • great swimming • beautiful beaches 10121 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, B.C. 250-246-2052 castlecoveinn.com “A glorious, on-top-ofthe-world setting and a pervading sense of peace...” ~ Hot tub on west facing cliff ~ Private cabin with wonderful view, kitchenette ~ Above ground swimming pool

Call 250-246-1509 or see www.cufracliffs.com for details and reservations

Delight yourself in peaceful lodge accommodations

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hat better way to enjoy your stay in the Ladysmith area than at one of our many bed and breakfasts. A local B&B can give you the chance to experience the area on a completely different level. Dotted throughout the region, each bed and breakfast offers a different experience. Whether you are looking for seclusion and quiet in the woods or a stunning view of the ocean, our full compliment of accommodations is enough to keep you entertained and relaxed for many visits to come. Stop by the chamber of commerce so they can help you tailor your trip.

Hawley Place Bed and Breakfast The Perfect Getaway

12 rooms overlooking a kiwi farm, pets on approval, children OK, a great place for groups.

250-245-8051

5130 Brenton Page Rd, Ladysmith, BC www.kiwicovelodge.com

OPEN ALL YEAR • First Class Facilities • Clubs & Groups Welcome

250-245-3227 1-800-643-7552

Close to 4 golf courses, shopping & local attractions

1350 Timberlands Rd., Ladysmith rondalynresort@shaw.ca www.rondalynresort.com follow us on facebook free wi-fi.

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Rhonda and Ed Shirley 302 Hawley Place, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X9 hawleyplace@yahoo.com Fax/Ph: 250-245-4431 www.hawleyplacebandb.com

Fiddick’s Farm B&B located in Cedar-by-the-Sea • Spectacular Views • Lap Pool and Spa • Quiet Restful 1431 Ivor Rd, Nanaimo, BC 250-722-2507 250-751-5963 www.island.net/~fiddick www.getawaybc.com


Hike to fall for ...

Rooms with a View

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hristie Falls may be among Ladysmith’s best kept secrets. The Bush Creek waterfall, located above the Ladysmith Sportsmen Club Bush Creek Hatchery, is only easily accessible when the hatchery volunteers are doing maintenance, Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Otherwise, visitors have to park outside the gate and take a 2.5 kilometre walk to the tiered falls. It takes about an hour on foot, but 10 minutes by car. To reach the falls from Ladysmith, drive on Trans Canada to Grouhel Road and turn west. Turn right onto Christie Road. At the stop sign, turn left and drive to the orange TimberWest gate (these are closed during fire season). From there, the hatchery gates should be visible. If those gates are open, head in to the hatchery. There are signs posted. There are no signs marking the trail head to the falls, but the trail runs alongside the left side of the creek. Groups wishing to visit the falls can contact Dave Judson of the Sportsmen ahead of time at 250-245-3690 to plan a trip and access. Also, the hatchery is a great place to visit and see fish.

Comfortable rooms with harbour views. Close to Transfer Beach, shopping and marina. Complimentary breakfast.

Holiday House Motel toll-free reservations 1-888-310-2299 office reservations 250-618-5830 540 Esplanade (Trans Canada Hwy) www.ladysmithholidayhouse.com

Living Forest

Oceanside Campground & RV Park “The only thing we overlook is the waterfront”

53 acres 300 sites 20 minutes from Ladysmith in South Nanaimo Turn right at Rona Come for a gourmet coffee on our wifi patio cafe and check it out 250.755.1755 LivingForest.com 250.755. Platinum award winning camping www.getawaybc.com

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Local seafood ...

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f it’s fresh seafood you are after, Ladysmith is the place to be. Both Limberis Seafood Processing and Timothy Oysters offer the chance to buy fresh harbour treats straight from the plant. All are tested and ready to be tasted. Limberis Seafood Processing is open until 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and weekend seafood seekers can buy North Cove clams and oysters by stopping by 5025 Limberis Rd, its a big house on the left. You can also stop by Timothy Oysters at the end of Paton Rd where you are pick up a quart of oysters (amount depends on size) for around $14. The local grocery stores, 49th Parallel and Safeway also carry a selection of West Coast seafood and First Avenue butcher, Bouma Meats, Meat Me atts, s, also aals lso o carries carr ca rrie iess local loca lo call seafood seaf se afoo af oodd and oo and prawns. p aw pr wns n.

❱ Visitor Centre ❱ In the Bean Time Café ❱ Uforik Computers ❱ The Printingdun Beanery ❱ Ladysmith Resources Centre ❱ Esquires Coffee ❱ Ladysmith Library

Cassidy Farm Market

✓ Fresh Local Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit ✓ Island Farms Dairy Products ✓ Sandwiches & Salads Prepared Daily ✓ International Deli ✓ Ice Cream Cones ✓ Freybe Meats ✓ Groceries ✓ Frozen Dim Sum ✓ Bakery featuring Bread Box and ✓ Homemade Pies 6 Mile Bakery Products ✓ Plants & Hanging Basket Spring Hours: 8 am to 7 pm Summer Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

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Cassidy General Store •Post Office •Groceries •DVDs •Fishing Tackle •Bait •ATM •Gas 3225 Trans Can. Hwy. Across from Nanaimo Airport

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Get lost geocaching ...

Off Offering comfort & assistance in your time of grief M Island’s only Independent Funeral Home Mid

Telford’s Burial & Cremation Centre Your local Memorial Society of BC Funeral Home

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reasures await you not only in the shops and boutiques of Ladysmith. Off the beaten path, you’ll find a veritable cache of treasures await. All you need is your GPS. Geocaching, sort of like modern-day treasure hunting, is skyrocketing in popularity around the globe and the Ladysmith area is no different. Getting started is as easy as getting a GPS, usually around $130 to $150, and signing up at www.geocaching.com. Basic membership is free and a premium memberships costs $30/ year. Ladysmith resident Paul Legacy, better known as paulboy in the geocaching community, has hidden numerous caches in the valley and said it’s a great way to explore the area. Legacy himself has a series of caches in the Cowichan Valley. Caches available at the basic membership level include a trip through Holland Creek to the ocean at Transfer Beach, a hunt and seek in downtown Ladysmith and a journey to Stocking Lake.

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Family Owned and Operated

LADYSMITH 112 French St.

A caring service at a reasonable cost - Toll Free

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Fresh Local Fish & Shellfish, Free-Range Poultry, Lamb & Beef Homemade Sausage & Deli Meat & Cheese

Bouma Meat250-245-8131 Market

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Outstanding jewellery at great prices.

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Local events ... May May 27, 28, 29: Ladysmith Maritime Festival at the Ladysmith Maritime Society and docks May 29: Rotary Club Garden Show, Tour & Sale: The selfguided tour begins at 9 a.m. with introductions and breakfast. Tickets are $15.

June June 5: Ladysmith Kids Tri: Bike, swim, run. Preregister. $25. Begins and ends at Frank Jameson Centre. 250-245-6424. June 24: Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Call 250-245-2112 June 17-19: Legion Highland Gathering takes place in Ladysmith. 250-245-2273.

July July 1: Celebrate Canada Day at Transfer Beach 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 3: Ladysmith Resources Centre hosts Ryan McMahon

for Concerts inn the Park at ladysmithdays.com. ladysmithdays.c y y Transfer Beachh from 6 August 14: p.m. to 8 p.m. Wes Western folk July 10: pe performers Visit www.ladysmithNanaimo Gary G Fjellcofc.com or www.ladyConcert Band ggaard and smithchronicle.com for plays Concert Darrel and more on local events in the Park at SSaskia play during your visit. Transfer Beachh C Concert in from 6 p.m. to the Park at 8 p.m. Trans Transfer Beach July 17: Brits on the from 6 p.m p.m. to 8 p.m. Beach Car Show from 11 a.m. August 20: Annual Ladysmith to 3 p.m. at Transfer Beach. Show and Shine 10 a.m. to 2 Swing performer Cynthia Davis p.m. on 1st Avenue. Call 250plays the Concert in the Park at 245-3251. Transfer Beach 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 21: Country singer July 24: Trinitude plays Concert Steven Palmer plays Concert in in the Park at Transfer Beach the Park at Transfer Beach from from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 31: Lively roots duo Sid August 28: Annual Arts on the and Lena plays Concert in the Avenue along First Avenue from Park at Transfer Beach from 6 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. p.m. to 8 p.m. Gerry Barnum and Guy Massey play Concert in the Park at Transfer Beach from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 7: Irish performers Mary Murphy and Paul Leim play Concert in the Park at Transfer Beach from 6 p.m. to September 18: Terry Fox Run 8 p.m. at Frank Jameson Community August 12-14: Ladysmith Centre. Days celebration. Visit www.

August

September

November November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Call 250-2452273. November 20: Cedar, Yellow Point self-guided artisans tour November 24: Ladysmith Light Up on First Avenue, November TBA: Artisans Old-Fashioned Christmas Market at Aggie Hall. Call 250245-2112. November TBA: Ladysmith Cinnamon Bun Fun Run starting at Frank Jameson Community Centre. Visit www.cinnamonbunrun.com

December December TBA: Ladysmith Fire and Rescue Santa Claus Parade. Breakfast with Santa at Aggie Hall. December 10: Sail Past at Transfer Beach. Call 250-2457600.

January

January 1: Polar Bear Swim at Transfer Beach.

Trolley trip ... Laa LLadysmith’s public transit seems to be a hit with riders and pedestrians alike. Riders have been hopping on the trolley since August 2009 to get from one Ri end of town to the other. The trolley is ride by donation (Min $1) and the end money m n is collected in a large clear box by the stairs. mo The trolley blends the old and new — there is air conditioning, but the seats Th aree made of wood. Pulling on the stop cord makes a bell ring. The popular stops are in the downtown core like at the Wigwam and 49th Th Parallel Para Pa ra and Coronation Mall. The trolley makes some stops at high traffic locations, tion ti on like the Hillside Medical Centre, the library, Transfer Beach and Ladysmith Secondary School. Although there are designated trolley stops in Ladysmith Seco (marked with signs), trolley drivers can, in some situations, be flexible where (mar people peop op are dropped off if someone has a specific need. For an up to date schedule, see www.ladysmith.ca. Fo 34

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