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489 Davis Road Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Price: $499,900

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, September 22nd, 2-4pm Look no further... Here is the perfect family home in Ladysmith! With three bedrooms up (including a generously-sized master with three-piece en suite) and one down, this house ticks all the boxes for many families. So many recent updates, including the main bathroom and (nearly installed) brand-new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Fresh paint and new carpet t...

103-645 Selby Street Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $249,900

Well-maintained, ground floor unit with patio in the Old City Quarter. One bedroom plus den (with closet!), spacious kitchen, breakfast bar, in-suite laundry & storage room. Rentals permitted. The Nob Hill Acropolis is a beautiful and unique family-run building with an impressive lobby, off-street parking, courtyard and lovely gardens. A short walk to all amenities of downtown Nanaimo. Book your showing today!

701-225 Rosehill Street Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $799,900 SOLD BY

One of Nanaimo's premier addresses is now available for purchase. On the exterior this large 2 bed plus den corner unit features 2 balconies and floor to ceiling windows to take full advantage of the sweeping views over Newcastle, Protection & Gabriola Islands and beyond. Inside you have all the bells and whistles you would expect and more. Open concept layout with 9' ceilings, creates a bright and airy livin...

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9629 Askew Creek Drive Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $449,900 SOLD

The best value out there today, and it is priced to sell! This 1678 sq ft, well laid out, two floor, ocean view home, is only 8 years old. In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is a large room upstairs currently used as a family room that could also work as a large den or office. The back yard is fully fenced, and low maintenance, with a deck for entertaining as well. You don't have to pay GST t...

309 Myrtle Cres Bed: 3 Bath: 1 Price: $169,900 SOLD BY

This home has a great layout and is in a fantastic park. Features start with nice quality laminate floors throughout, separate dinning and living areas and 3 bedrooms. Another fantastic upgrade is an almost new 2 unit ductless heat pump system that will keep your home warm and cozy in the winter and nice an cool in the summer. Outside you will find a nice flat yard and generous deck for BBQ's and entertaining...

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388 Camosun Drive Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $599,900 SOLD BY

Beautiful West Coast style home in desirable College Heights with ocean views. This home features a bright open foyer, large living room with vaulted tongue-in groove cedar ceilings & beautiful 2-sided fireplace, large formal dining room & spacious bright kitchen looking over the private rear yard. This home has been updated from top to bottom and has never been lived in since the updates. The main floor offe...

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Ladysmith, British Columbia:  "Heritage by the Sea"

Ladysmith is a vibrant seaside community that lies on the 49th Parallel on the east coast of Vancouver Island, approximately ninety kilometers north of Victoria.  Its geographical location makes for an easy, twenty-minute commute to Duncan (to the south) or Nanaimo (to the north); also attractive is its proximity to B.C. Ferries’ terminals Duke Point and Departure Bay, providing multiple daily sailings to the Lower Mainland. 

There are many reasons to consider moving to Ladysmith.  Peaceful and family orientated, it has a deep-seeded sense of community:  There are numerous events throughout the year (see the list below) that attract thousands of people from near and far.  The town takes pride in its heritage: on nearly every corner of historic First Avenue stands a relic from a bygone era that helped shape Ladysmith into the place it is today.  Enjoy the many amenities of the revitalized downtown core, go on an artifacts heritage walk, enjoy the vast trail system that meanders thorough the surrounding forests, take in a show at the ocean-front, 1000-person amphitheater…   It’s no wonder that houses and condos for sale in Ladysmith sell quickly!

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Ladysmith?  If you require the services of a Ladysmith Realtor, or have any questions about the Ladysmith Real Estate Market, call Jennifer today (250) 802-4054.

 Population of Ladysmith: Roughly 10,600

·         Average age of population:  48.1 (Median Age: 52.9)

·         Average size of families: 2.60

Occupied private dwellings: 4,670

·         Single detached homes in Ladysmith: 3,435

·         Semi-detached homes in Ladysmith: 205

·         Apartment buildings with 5+ stories in Ladysmith: 0

·         Apartment buildings with fewer that 5 stories in Ladysmith: 365

·         Row Houses in Ladysmith: 235

·         ½ Duplexes in Ladysmith: 155

·         Mobile homes in Ladysmith: 265

Source: 2016 Census

Ammenities:

·         Aggie Hall

·         Frank Jameson Community Centre

·         Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce

·         Ladysmith Eagles Hall

·         Ladysmith Golf Course

·         Ladysmith Firehall

·         Ladysmith Kayaking and Canoeing

·         Ladysmith Legion Hall

·         Ladysmith Library

·         Ladysmith Little Theatre

·         Ladysmith Maritime Society

·         Ladysmith Masonic Hall

·         Ladysmith Museum

·         Ladysmith Post Office

·         Ladysmith Public Works Yard

·         Ladysmith RCMP

·         Ladysmith Senior’s Centre

·         Ladysmith Tours:  Boat, Bike, Walking

·         Ladysmith Town Hall

·         Ladysmith Urgent Care Facility

·         Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

Historical Buildings:

·         18 Roberts Streets, Ladysmith

·         28A Roberts Street, Ladysmith

·         122 Buller Street Cottages, Ladysmith

·         209 Symonds Street Residence, Ladysmith

·         530 First Avenue, Ladysmith

·         1040 Second Avenue Residence, Ladysmith

·         Comox Logging and Railway Shops, Ladysmith

·         Convent School, Ladysmith

·         Extension Hotel, Ladysmith

·         Island Hotel, Ladysmith

·         Jessup’s Drug Store, Ladysmith

·         Jones Hotel, Ladysmith

·         Ladysmith Hotel, Ladysmith

·         Ladysmith Inn, Ladysmith

·         Ladysmith Trading Company, Ladysmith

·         Main Street Building, Ladysmith

·         Masonic Hall, Ladysmith

·         Nicholson Block, Ladysmith

·         Old Post Office, Ladysmith

·         Old Telephone Office, Ladysmith

·         Temperance Hotel, Ladysmith

 Churches:

·         Bethel Pentecostal, Ladysmith

·         First United, Ladysmith

·         Oceanview Community Ladysmith

·         St, John Anglican, Ladysmith

·         St. Mary’s Catholic, Ladysmith

Community Parks:

·         Aboretum Park, Ladysmith

·         Aggie Field, Ladysmith

·         Community Gardens, Ladysmith

·         Davis Road Park, Ladysmith

·         Forest Field, Ladysmith

·         Gourlay-James Park, Ladysmith

·         Harbourview Parks, Ladysmith

·         High Street Ball Field, Ladysmith

·         Holland Creek Ball Park, Ladysmith

·         Kinsmen Park, Ladysmith

·         Little League Ball Park, Ladysmith

·         Queens Park, Ladysmith

·         Robert’s Memorial Provincial Park, Ladysmith

·         Root St. Park, Ladysmith

·         Rotary Memorial Peace garden and Cenotaph, Ladysmith

·         Spirit Square and Lions Park, Ladysmith

·         Transfer Beach, Ladysmith

Events:

·         Arts on the Avenue, Ladysmith

·         Festival of Lights, Ladysmith

·         Hip on the Hill, Ladysmith

·         Marine time Heritage Days, Ladysmith

·         Ladysmith Days, Ladysmith

·         Outdoor Music at the Amphitheatre, Ladysmith

Local Schools:

·         Ladysmith Intermediate

·         Ladysmith Primary

·         Ladysmith Secondary

·         École North Oyster Elementary

Shopping:

·         Antiques/Art in Ladysmith

·         Coronation Mall, Ladysmith

·         Downtown Core (First Ave), Ladysmith

·         Gift Shops in Ladysmith

·         Farms in Ladysmith

Things to See:

·         Cenotaph, Ladysmith

·         Colliery Dam, Ladysmith

·         Crystal Falls, Ladysmith

·         Logging Railway Grades, Ladysmith

·         Seaside Culvert, Ladysmith

Trails:

·         Estuary Trail, Ladysmith

·         Heart Lake Loop (and Western Heart Lake Loop) Trail, Ladysmith

·         Holland Creek Trail, Ladysmith

·         Rotary Lookout Trail, Ladysmith

·         Stocking Creek Trail and Regional Park, Ladysmith

·         Upper Field at Transfer Beach, Ladysmith


Dunsmuir: Industrialist, Politician and Boer War Fanboy Creates a Town

Originally named “Oyster Harbour”, Ladysmith was founded circa 1898 by James Dunsmuir, who had the year before built shipping wharves in the harbour for loading coal from his Extension Mines.  First Avenue was erected virtually overnight, as buildings-many of which still stand today-were moved by oxen and rail from nearby Extension and Wellington.  The town was built to house coal miners and their families.

Dunsmuir, like many people at the time, was entranced with the events of the Second Boer War; he named Ladysmith after a town in South Africa that was successfully defended by the British for four agonizing months.  Many of the streets are named after the generals involved in this victory:  Buller, Kitchener, Baden-Powell, Methuen and Symonds, to name a few.

From the onset, Ladysmith experienced rapid expansion and economic growth; later, several mining disasters led to the Great Strike of 1912-1914.  One of the longest strikes in Canadian History and fraught with violence and recession, the worker’s fight to unionize ended only with the arrival of WWI.                

Source:  WIKI

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”   -John D. Rockefeller.

By the 1930s, the future of Ladysmith was in jeopardy: The Extension mine closed in 1931 and most of the town found themselves unemployed with no new job opportunities in sight.  The population, which at it’s heyday had soared to 5,000, now dwindled at around 1000, as homes were abandoned and defaulted to the city for unpaid taxes.

A freak storm essentially saved Ladysmith:  In 1933, winds ripped through the mountains behind the town-which happened to be owned by the Rockefeller Foundation of New York City-and blew over thousands of trees.  The Comox Logging and Railway Company convinced Rockefeller to sell the land so that the felled trees would not go to waste; within three years the company had begun logging, clearing and shipping timber from the Harbour to the mainland.  The new industry breathed life into the virtual ghost town as hundreds returned to live and work in Ladysmith.

Source:  Ladysmith Historical Society

Chemainus, British Columbia: “The Little Town That Did”

Chemainus is a quaint, seaside town nestled in the Chemainus River Valley, approximately eighty kilometres north of Victoria on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  It belongs to the district of North Cowichan-along with adjacent communities including Crofton, Saltair, Thetis Island and Penelakut Island.  Situated between a mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, Chemainus Harbour is sheltered from the Straight of Georgia by the Gulf Island archipelagos.  It’s a mere fifteen minutes to all the amenities of Duncan and a half-hour to Nanaimo, Duke Point and Departure Bay Ferry Terminals.

In recent years, Chemainus has become an international tourist destination.  Compact and walkable, it boasts more than forty outdoor murals and eleven sculptures that pay homage to the people and events that helped shape the town; one can take in this outdoor art gallery by foot, trolley car, or horse-drawn carriage.  Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the many events that take place throughout the year (see the list below!), notably the world-class productions presented by the Chemainus Theatre Festival.  An eclectic, art-driven community surrounded by breathtaking nature, it’s no wonder that houses and condos for sale in Chemainus are not on the market for long!

Are you buying or selling a home in Chemainus?  If you require the services of a Chemainus Realtor, or have any questions about the Chemainus Real Estate Market, call Jennifer today (250) 802-4054 

Population of Chemainus: Roughly 3,000

·         Average age of population in years:  55.7 (Median Age: 61.3)

·         Average size of household: 1.9

Occupied private dwellings: 1,609

·         Single detached homes in Chemainus: 920

·         Semi-detached homes in Chemainus: 155

·         Apartment buildings with 5+ stories in Chemainus: 0

·         Apartment buildings with fewer that 5 stories in Chemainus: 335

·         Row Houses in Chemainus: 95

·         ½ Duplexes in Chemainus: 20

·         Mobile homes in Chemainus: 0

Source:  2016 Census

“Tis But a Scratch!”  -Monty Python

Legend has it that the town Chemainus was named after a native shaman and prophet, who survived a horrific chest wound to become a powerful Chief that led his people to greatness.  His name, Tsa-meeun-is, literally translates to “broken chest”; so impressed with his healing capabilities and the prosperous years that followed under his leadership, the people adopted his name as their own:  Stz’uminus First Nation (formally Chemainus Indian Band).

Source:  WIKI

Chemainus was an unincorporated logging town back in 1858 when European settlers initially arrived and began to clear land; the first water-driven sawmill was erected in Horseshoe Bay in 1862.  The original industries were mining, fishing and forestry:  Many Chinese immigrated to the area in the late 1880s, working in ‘bull-gangs’, hauling enormous lumber planks to the ships in the harbour.  In later years, Japanese and East Indian immigrants blended with the Scots and the Germans living in the area. By 1904, the library and hospital were already established.

Source:  HelloBC

“The Little Town that Did”

In the 1980s, the future of Chemainus was uncertain.  The recession hit the area hard; combined with a decrease in global demand for BC forest products, tariffs from the United States, public support for environmentalists and aboriginal land claims, the Chemainus forestry industry faltered.  The sawmill closed, replaced by a smaller, more efficient mill, which reduced the number of employees from 600 to 145. 

Members of the community realized that for Chemainus to survive, they needed to diversify.  The idea of Canada’s largest outdoor art gallery was born; artists were commissioned to paint murals on the walls of neighbourhood buildings, each work depicting an important piece of the town’s history.  Entrepreneurial locals set up shops filled with art, clothing and confectionary.  The tourists came.  Today, although the largest industry of the region is still forestry, Chemainus is now an international destination for those travelling the path between Vancouver Island’s two largest cities.

 

 Amenities:

·         Animal Hospital, Chemainus

·         B.C. Ambulance of Chemainus

·         B.C. Ferries, Chemainus

·         Canada Post, Chemainus

·         Eagles, Chemainus Branch

·         Extended Care Hospital

·         Fuller Lake Arena

·         Go Taxi

·         Golf Course, Chemainus

·         Legion in Chemainus

·         Marina in Chemainus

·         Masons, Chemainus Branch

·         Museums in Chemainus

·         RCMP in Chemainus

·         RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty, Chemainus

·         Rotary Club, Chemainus Branch

·         Skate Park in Chemainus

·         Vancouver Island Regional Library, Chemainus Branch

·         Visitor Centre, Chemainus

 

Arts and Culture:

·         Chemainus Theatre Festival

·         Chemainus Valley Artists Association

·         Festival of Murals Society, Chemainus

·         Galleries in Chemainus

·         Horse-Drawn Tours, Chemainus

·         Historical Society of Chemainus

·         Live theatre, Chemainus

·         Polka Dot Trail, Chemainus

·         Sketch Group, Chemainus

 

Churches:

·         Calvary Baptist Church, Chemainus

·         Chemainus United Church

·         St. Michael and all Angels Anglican Church, Chemainus

·         Chemainus Pentecostal

·         St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chemainus

·         Chemainus Congregations Church

·         Crofton United Church, Chemainus

 

Events:

·         Accordion Festival, Chemainus

·         Bluegrass Festival, Chemainus

·         Canada Day, Chemainus

·         Chemainus Theatre Festival

·         Craft Beer and Food Festival, Chemainus

·         Halloween Harvest Festival, Chemainus

·         Jazz Festival, Chemainus

·         Moonlight Madness Shopping and Fun, Chemainus

·         Remembrance Day in Chemainus

·         Roots and Blues Festival, Chemainus

·         Street Market, Chemainus

·         Summer Entertainment in the Bandshell, Chemainus

 

Local Schools:

·         Chemainus Elementary Community School

·         Chemainus Secondary School

·         St. Joseph’s, Chemainus

 

Parks and Outdoor Adventures:

·         Artificial Reef, Chemainus

·         Askew Creek Wilderness Park, Chemainus

·         Birding Tours in Chemainus

·         Chemainus Cenotaph

·         Chemainus Lake Park

·         Chemainus River

·         Cycling the Cowichan Valley Scenic Route

·         Echo Heights Forest, Chemainus

·         Fuller Lake Park, Chemainus

·         Geocaching in Chemainus

·         Hermit’s Trail

·         Kin Beach Park, Chemainus

·         Maple Mountain, Chemainus

·         Mount Provost, Chemainus

·         New Town, Old Town, Scotchtown, Chemainus

·         Stocking Creek Park, Saltair

·         Trans Canada Trail, Chemainus

·         Waluum Park, Chemainus

·         Waterwheel Park, Chemainus

 

Shopping:

·         Antiquing in Chemainus

·         Art Galleries in Chemainus

·         Chemainus dollars

·         Clothing Boutiques in Chemainus

·         Gift Shops in Chemainus

·         Food and drink, Chemainus

·         La Petite Auction House, Chemainus

·         Liquor Store, Chemainus

·         The Secret Garden, Chemainus

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