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Crawford Bay is a small community 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. The Artisans of Crawford Bay are well known. You can watch us work at our craft, ask questions and purchase directly. We are located on Kootenay Lake, 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 5 Km from the Kootenay Bay Ferry terminal.

Current open hours                      Here is a video made locally of us
North Woven Broom – Every day 9 – 5:30 
Barefoot Handweaving – Every day 9 – 5:30
FireWorks Copper Enamel  – Every day 10 – 5
Kootenay Forge – Every day 10 – 5
Moonrakings Clay Art – Every day 10 – 5
Dog Patch Pottery – Every day 9 – 5
La Gala Jewelry – Open Thursday thru Saturday 10 -5 Sunday noon – 4
Black Salt Cafe (Culinary Art) Open every day 10 – late Wed – Sunday 10-5 Mon – Tues
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art gallery – May 1 – Oct 31 10-5:30 daily
And our Artistic friends:
Celts and Vikings – May 13 – Sept 5 Tues to Sat 10:15 5:15 Sun & Mon 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Norse Arts (New) – Open every day 9 – 5
Flickering Goddess Soap – Open July and August
Lake Leathers – Open 10-5 daily
Circle of Friends (Riondel)- 10-4 weekends, everyday 10-4 July & August

Here is another link to a 3 minute video of Crawford Bay.
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 May until Labour Day, and most are open from April thru October or even all year. We can be reached year round through our websites or email.