Current hours & videos


Crawford Bay, a small community on Kootenay Lake in southeast British Columbia is home to a diverse group of Artisans. (craftspeople) Our unique studios 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 5 Km from the Kootenay Bay Free Ferry.

CURRENT HOURS  – we can also be contacted any time online                
North Woven Broom Hours vary, call ahead. Closed for the season soon
Barefoot Handweaving – Every day 10 – 5 at least
Dog Patch Pottery – Hours vary. Call ahead. Closed for the season soon.
FireWorks Copper Enamel  – Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead for other hours
Kootenay Forge – Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead for other hours
Moonrakings Clay Art – Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead for other hours
La Gala Jewelry – Closed for the season – reason, freezing.
Black Salt Cafe Culinary Art   Closed for the season
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art gallery – Open by appointment

And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts (New) – Open in new location December 1st
Flickering Goddess Soap – Open July and August only
Lake Leathers – Open by appointment
Circle of Friends (Riondel) Open July and August only

Here is another short video about our area:

In addition to the Artisans, Crawford Bay (population approx. 400) 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.
All are open from July and August, and most are open from April thru October or even all year. Winter hours can vary, but we can be reached year round through our websites or email.