Ladysmith & District Historical Society

Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA

"To Research, Record and Preserve"


Event alert: Launch of "Memories of the gap" book, @ Salamander books, April 26th, 1-3 pm.

The Ladysmith Archives invites the public to celebrate its 5th anniversary on November 19 from 2 to 4 pm.  “We’re very proud of what we have been able to achieve in five years and we want to share this wonderful resource with the community” says President Ian Hardy.  “We have a huge collection of photographs, maps and other documents that tell the story of Ladysmith and we want people to know what we have and how they can access the collection” adds Hardy.  The Archives is located below Tim Hortons.  For further information, please contact: 250.245.0100.

About Us

The Ladysmith and District Historical Society was incorporated as a not- for-profit society in 1999.  Our mission is to promote awareness of Ladysmith’s history and to help preserve its heritage.  The Society operates a Museum at 721 First Avenue and an Archives below Tim Horton’s on First Avenue. 


Individual                  $15

Family                      $20

Corporate                 $30 (includes a link to your webpage)

Click here for a printable membership form.

Interested in local history?  Consider volunteering at either the Museum or the Archives.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Click here to view historic photograph slideshows of Ladysmith on Youtube