Heritage Walks

Time travel is possible, thanks to our new Ladysmith Heritage Trails app. It will take you on interactive guided walking tours of our past, giving you the background on the many heritage buildings and artifacts you’ll find here.

To learn about Ladysmith’s history on the go, download the Ladysmith Heritage Trails & Opportunities app on Apple App store or Google Play store. Select a walk and your phone will notify you when you are near a heritage spot so you can read more about it.

Ladysmith Heritage Walk I

This tour lets you explore the artifacts in our downtown, railway and waterfront districts. You’ll learn about Ladysmith’s historic coal mining, forestry, rail and marine industries. The walk links our living heritage on downtown First Avenue to the working waterfront and Transfer Beach Park. Download the Ladysmith Heritage Walk I guide if you want to refer to a printed version or take home a souvenir.

 

Ladysmith Heritage Walk II

Take a stroll through our iconic streetscape that was created virtually overnight. This walking tour explains the many buildings that were transported from nearby Nanaimo at the turn of the last century. This diverse group of heritage structures is a vibrant legacy and source of community pride. Download the Ladysmith Heritage Walk II guide if you want to refer to a printed version or take home a souvenir.