Crawford Bay is a small hamlet situated on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, and is home to a diverse group of artisans (craftspeople), most of which are a few minutes walk from each other. We are located 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 5 Km from the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminal at Kootenay Bay.
The Artisans of Crawford Bay are well known, and many people come to visit us each year. You can watch us work at our crafts, ask questions, and understand a little of the work we do.
Follow this link to a video of us. Click here. This video features Kootenay Forge, Fireworks Copper and Glass, Moonrakings Clay Art, Barefoot Handweaving, North Woven Broom, Dog Patch Pottery, La Gala Jewelry, and Merv the Woodcarver.
We are all open every day from May until Labour Day, and some of us are open from April until mid October. Several of us are open all year and we can all be reached year round through our websites or email. (See Contact Us page).
In addition to the artisans, Crawford Bay (population approx. 400) also has two full service campgrounds, a motel, a B&B, cabins to rent, a pub, a great little cafe, a safe and sandy beach, a championship golf course, and hiking trails nearby.
The following pages will introduce the artisans to you. Drop by if you’re in the area!
Click here to see a new 6 minute video of us at work.
Click here to see a three minute video on the area.
Current open hours for July 2016
Barefoot Handweaving – Open 9 – 6 every day.
North Woven Broom – Open 9:00 – 5:00 every day
FireWorks Copper & Glass – Open 9:30 – 5:30 every day
Kootenay Forge – Open 9:30 – 5:30 every day
Moonrakings Clay Art – Open 9:30 – 5:30 every day
Celts and Vikings – Open 10:30 – 4 Thursdays to Mondays
Merv the Wood Carver Phone for hours (250)551.8800
Dog Patch Pottery – Open every day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
La Gala Jewelry – Open every day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Norse Arts (New) – Open 9:30 – 5:30 every day