Ladysmith & District Historical Society, Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Engage.  Inspire.  Grow.

The LDHS is a registered non-profit society operated by volunteers that manage the Ladysmith Archives, the Ladysmith Museum, and the Industrial Heritage Site located at the historic former Comox Logging & Rail Co. site for the Town of Ladysmith.

The Ladysmith and District Historical Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness of Ladysmith and the District’s history and to help preserve its heritage.

Ladysmith Archives and Research Centre


Ladysmith Archives and Research Room is open with COVID and security protocols. Our volunteers can also help you with your request via email or phone.  Located below Tim Horton’s at 1115 1st Avenue, Ladysmith. Phone 250-245-0100.

Ladysmith Museum


The Museum and Giftshop opens April 20, 2024. Hours 11-3 pm. Private openings are available by pre-booking at 250-245-0100  or Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Located at 721 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Please note the wheelchair ramp is currently not available.

Industrial Heritage Preservation Group


Work parties are every Saturday from 9 am to noon. COVID-19 precautions are in place.  Visitors and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Located at 614 Oyster Bay Drive. For details, call Shirley Blackstaff at 250-245-3075.

We acknowledge the support of the Town of Ladysmith. We acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation whose heritage we honour and respect.

 Become a Member!

  • Individual: $15/year
  • Family: $20/year
  • Corporate: $30/year (includes a link to your webpage)

About Us

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

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