LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.

LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss the LMS Heritage Boat Festival

LMS has prepared a series of videos on the heritage fleet and will host the festival Sunday, July 11

The Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Heritage Boat Festival kicked off on Wednesday, July 7, and culminates in a day of festivities on Sunday, July 11 down at Transfer Beach.

LMS has prepared a series of nine heritage videos showcasing various makes and styles of wooden boats, along with interviews, history and restoration stories from the Captains and Owners.

On Sunday, LMS will host a Heritage Boat Parade and Festival at the Ladysmith Community Marina. The event begins with the heritage boat parade leaving the marina and motoring towards Transfer Beach for 10:30 am. Locals and visitors will have the chance to see the restored boats pass by with a local announcer describing the history of each.

Afterwards, everyone will be invited to view the fleet on the docks at the community marina from 12 pm to 4 pm.

The festival will also feature Indigenous dancers, local artists, free harbour tours, and food from the Oyster Bay Cafe.