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 individually any time                 
 Barefoot Handweaving Closed until March, email only.
Kootenay Forge – OPEN hours vary, call ahead 250-227-9466 or 9467
FireWorks Copper Enamel  OPEN hours vary, call ahead 250-227-9467
Moonrakings Clay Art OPEN hours vary, call ahead 250-227-9467
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art galleryClosed until March, email only.
North Woven Broom Closed until March, email only.
Dog Patch Pottery Closed until March, email only.
La Gala Jewelry Closed until April or May, email only.
Black Salt Cafe – Culinary Art   Closed until April or May, email only.
And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts (New) – OPEN in new location close to North Woven Broom across from Barefoot Handweaving 250-663-9100
Lake LeathersClosed until April or May, email only.
Flickering Goddess Soap – July and August only
Circle of Friends (Riondel) – 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.