Welcome to the Ladysmith Fisherman's Wharf website. My name is Ken Bryski and I've been the harbour manager here since July 2005. In 2007, my wife Cheryl, joined me to handle the day to day operations of the marina.
Our facility is one of a network of marinas along and around the BC coast owned and maintained by the Federal Government of Canada through the Small Craft Harbours Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
The operation of our facility is overseen and directed by a group of interested and dedicated harbour users on behalf of DFO.
This website is a guide to those who fish, sail, travel or just want to enjoy the marine environment around Ladysmith BC and the Vancouver Island area.
At our marina... Ladysmith Fisherman's Wharf provides well-protected moorage for about 80 boats. Centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we're primarily a wintering home for our local commercial fishing fleet, although we also cater to a growing number of pleasure craft and boating tourists during the summer months.
Our harbour is a great place to stop overnight or while waiting for the tide at Dodd's narrows if you're traveling north from the US west coast. We have a new office complex, which houses public washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
There are also marine supplies, marine repairs and travel lift nearby if you are experiencing difficulties while travelling through our area.
Just a short walk from our dock is a grocery and liquor store. Rich in history, the Ladysmith waterfront is a fun place to explore. Walking south along the shoreline you'll discover one of the prettiest beaches on Vancouver Island. Transfer Beach Park has playgrounds for the children, picnic areas and covered barbecue pits. An outdoor amphitheater provides several shows during the summer.
Ladysmith Days celebration at the end of July every year brings logger sports, parades, fireworks and many other activities that are a must to see.
When planning your next boating holiday, be sure to include an extended stay at Ladysmith Fisherman's Wharf and discover all Vancouver Island has to offer.
A proud member of the Harbour Authority Association of BC