Current hours & videos


Crawford Bay, home to a diverse group of Artisans, (craftspeople) is a small community on Kootenay Lake in southeast British Columbia.  Our unique, even quirky studios (look for log, strawbale and an ex-bootleggers building) are within easy walking distance from each other. Watch us work, ask questions and purchase directly. Located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, we are 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 7 Km from the Kootenay Bay Free Ferry.

CURRENT HOURS  – we can also be contacted individually          
Barefoot Handweaving OPEN every day 9-5:30 at least 250-227-9655
North Woven Broom OPEN  every day 9-5:30 at least 250-227-9245
Kootenay Forge – OPEN  every day 10-5 at least 250-227-9467
FireWorks Copper Enamel  OPEN  every day 10-5 at least 250-227-9467
Moonrakings Clay Art OPEN  every day 10-5 at least 250-227-9467
Dog Patch Pottery OPEN every day 9-5:30 at least 250-227-6886
La Gala Jewelry OPEN every day 10-5 Wed at least 250-227-6828
Black Salt Cafe – Culinary Art  OPEN  every day 250-227-9596
And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts (New) – OPEN Every day 9-5  at least 250-663-9100
Mervin Robertson Woodworking – private studio email or phone 250-551-8800 
Lake Leathers –  email 
Flickering Goddess SoapOPEN
Circle of Friends (Riondel) – July and August

Here is another short video about our area:

In addition to the Artisans, Crawford Bay also has three full service campgrounds, a motel, 2 B&B, 2 pubs, the Artisan cafe, a bakery, a sandy beach, a championship golf course, hiking trails and the famous Yasodhara Ashram nearby.
Winter hours can vary, but we can be reached year round through our websites or email.