Ladysmith, BC

LMS Sea Life Celebration

Sunday, August 15, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Ladysmith Community Marina Sea Life Celebration
Sunday, August 15, 2021  

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us and take part in an afternoon of fun activities!

The afternoon celebration introduces young people and their families to the wonders of the sea life of Ladysmith Harbour.

Our theme this year is SHELLS – oysters, clams, crabs, mussels.

Shells that we have in our local sea.

The day's activities include:

Salish Young Wolves Dancers

Local first nation dancers will perform. 

Music, Games & Art Projects

Take part in Music, Games & Art Projects in the big tent on the dock.

Touch Tanks with Sea Life

Take part in hands-on touch tank experiences with divers, marine biologists and students.

Harbour Tours 

Learn more about our local sea life and harbour history on the “Maritimer” tour boat. Tours are FREE during the celebration!

How to get to Ladysmith Community Marina

611 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith
Parking will be along Oyster Bay Drive and the LMS golf carts will be available to shuttle visitors down to the marina for those unable to use the stairs.


Discover what is under the sea in Ladysmith Harbor 

Marine biologist Rick Harbo and and LMS helper Amy Sennett pull up garbage can lids and show us the sea life.

Stz'uminus First Nation Leader Clinton Charlie

Stz'uminus First Nation leader Clinton Charlie  talks about the importance of the Ladysmith harbour and area to the first nations people.

Our theme this year is SHELLS – oysters, clams, crabs, mussels – shells that we have in our local sea.


Did you know?

• Crabs have joined legs and a hard body covering.
•They breather through gills located a the base of the legs.
• The crab moults (loses its shell) many times in its life. Each time it grows a new shell to replace the old one which has become too small for its growing body. The shell splits down the middle and the crab backs out of the old shell.
• Crabs have four pairs of legs and a large pair of grasping claws called pincers.


Did you know?

• Clams bury themselves under the sand or mud using their muscular foot.
• Squirt water out of their siphons to retract into their shells and stay moist as the tide goes out.
• Have 2 shells that can close up and retain water to protect the soft animal inside at low tide.
• Have fleshy mantles (inside shell) that absorb calcium carbonate out of the ocean which helps them to grow an outer shell to protect their soft body.


Did you know?

• Nearly two billion pounds of these mollusks are eaten every year.
•  Oysters contain a whole raft of Vitamins, including C, D, B1, B1, B2 and B3.
•  If an oyster is alive. If its shell is open, you tap on it with your fingers, and it snap shut, then it’s alive.
•  Oysters contain both gills and mantle in order for them to breathe.
•  Oysters feed on plankton, animal waste, decayed plants- most any small particles they suck in. Oysters can filter up to five liters of water each hour.