Areas Near Ladysmith, B.C.

Chemainus

Chemainus BC

A few minutes drive from Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, Chemainus is a quaint coastal town renowned for the many colorful, historic murals painted on its downtown building walls. This tranquil, small artistic community strongly values culture and tourism. Located between Ladysmith and Duncan, Chemainus is easily accessible via the main highway and has lots of character homes. It is a great place to visit, enjoy outdoor activities and meet the laid back locals.

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Nanaimo

Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo is located bout 20 minutes north of Ladysmith via the Trans Canada Hwy. Situated along the shorelines of the east cost of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a vibrant city that offers beautiful, diverse landscapes, stunning parks and trails, farmland, sandy beaches, a beautiful harbour and one of the most magnificent waterfronts in Canada.  The Island’s second largest city after Victoria, Nanimo is blessed with a forested mountain backdrop and numerous ocean views. Its mild climate, natural wild beauty and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities makes it a perfect tourist destination.

Nanimo is easily accessible from the British Columbia mainland via BC Ferries. It is also a great pivotal location to commute to the Gulf Islands (Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, and many others), and to the north island (Tofino, Comox Valley, Parksville, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, etc.).

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Duncan

Duncan-BC Homes For Sale

The historic coastal city of Duncan is the commercial hub of South Central Vancouver Island. Located 25 minutes south of Ladysmith and one hour drive from Victoria, Duncan is home to many Coast Salish First Nations People and takes pride in its rich heritage. We can find over 75 totem poles and other cultural artifacts throughout the city.

This small, lively city has a population of 5,000 with a funky downtown and a bucolic rural area. The average temperature in Duncan is higher than anywhere else in Canada, making it an ideal place for vineyards, fishing, farming, forestry and tourism.

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