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          

Kootenay Forge – OPEN often, call ahead  250-227-9467
FireWorks Copper Enamel OPEN call ahead  250-227-9467
Moonrakings Clay Art – OPEN call ahead  250-227-9467
Barefoot Handweaving – OPEN call ahead 250-227-9655
North Woven Broom – Closed for the season
 250-227-9245 or 250-777-3305 
Dog Patch Pottery Closed for the season
 250-354-3159
La Gala Jewelry –  Closed for the season  email
Black Salt Cafe -Culinary Art Closed for the season

And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts (New) – Closed for the season 250-663-9100
Mervin Robertson Woodworking – private studio email or phone 250-551-8800 
Flickering Goddess SoapClosed for the season 1-888-997-7627 email
Circle of Friends (Riondel) – Closed for the season
Lake Leathers –  email

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.