Transfer Beach Park
Transfer Beach Park, located across the highway from City Hall, is one of the most popular spots in this area. With its grassy slopes and shady trees it’s an ideal place for a family picnic. Facilities include a spray park, playgrounds, concession, public washrooms, basketball court, sand volleyball, horseshoe pitch, picnic shelter and kayak rentals. Guided kayak tours are available or you can explore the islands on your own. You can lounge under the willow trees or swim in the some of the warmest water north of San Francisco. The park is home to Vancouver Island’s only beachfront amphitheatre which hosts weddings, special events, and during the summer weekly music concerts. Transfer Beach offers an off-leash dog park. Another great place for a picnic is the Ladysmith Arboretum. The arboretum features a variety of mature and newly planted trees, many of which have been imported from other countries.