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Crawford Bay is a small hamlet 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, and many people come to visit us each year. You can watch us work at our crafts, 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 Lake Ferry terminal at Kootenay Bay.
Follow this link to a video of us, featuring Kootenay Forge, Fireworks Enamel, Moonrakings Clay Art, Barefoot Handweaving, North Woven Brooms, Dog Patch Pottery, La Gala Jewelry, and Merv the Woodcarver plus Black Salt artisan food.
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, a great little cafe, a safe and 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 until October or even all year. We can be reached year round through our websites or email.

Current open hours –
at least means often other days/hours as well
North Woven Broom – Every day 10-5
Barefoot Handweaving – Every day 10-4 at least
FireWorks Copper Enamel  – Thursday – Sunday 11-4 at least
Kootenay Forge – Thursday – Sunday 11-4 at least
Moonrakings Clay Art – Thursday – Sunday 11-4 at least
Dog Patch Pottery – Thursday – Sunday 9-5 at least
La Gala Jewelry – Open May.
And our Artistic friends: 
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art gallery – May 1 – Oct 31 10-5:30 daily
Celts and Vikings – http://www.celtsandvikings.com/celts-and-vikings-store-hours-events
Norse Arts (New) – Open May long weekend.
Flickering Goddess Soap – Open May
Lake Leathers – Open Easter Weekend