SOUTH ISLAND Historic downtown Ladysmith LADYSMITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHOTO
Find the Mill Bay Visitor Centre: in the Mill Bay Shopping Centre, 368 - 2720 Mill Bay Rd. Info: South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, 250-743-3566. The Duncan-Cowichan Visitor Centre is at 2896 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan. Info: Chamber of Commerce, 250-746-4636 or 1-888-303-3337. In Chemainus, find the Visitor Centre in Waterwheel Park, 1029799 Waterwheel Cresc., 250-246-3944.
adysmith, once a shipping port for coal, is now a lovely seaside town that has earned provincial and national awards for its downtown revitalization project and beautiful gardens. Head outdoors for fishing, kayaking, golfing, hiking and cycling, relax in Transfer Beach Park – great for kids and adults alike – or stroll the Ladysmith Heritage Walk. Highlights include the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s marine visitor centre and the Ladysmith Museum on First Avenue, with historical displays of the town’s development, including business, industry and social history. This picturesque community is blessed with numerous artists and artisans, not to mention year-round events. Visiting in December? Don’t miss the town’s amazing display of Christmas lights illuminating the streets and houses.
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The Cowichan Valley’s century-old Kinsol Trestle, part of the Trans Canada Trail, stands 44 metres high and 187 metres long, and is one of the largest wooden trestles in the world.
Visit the Ladysmith Visitor Centre at 33 Roberts St., 250-245-2112, ladysmithcofc.com
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