Originally named Oyster Harbour, Ladysmith Harbour has always been an oyster growing area going back to 1884. The flats at the mouth of Bush Creek were the home to large populations of the native oyster. The warm, calm waters in the summer months provide idea growing conditions. Walter Jones began cultivating the Japanese oyster in 1912. He became a successful pioneer oyster farmer and his family kept his lease until the 1980’s. Today you can still purchase fresh oysters from Ladysmith Harbour at Timothy Oysters and Limberis Seafood.