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 10-3 Mon-Fri, 11-5 Sat & Sun 250-227-9467
FireWorks Copper Enamel OPEN 10-3 Mon-Fri, 11-5 Sat & Sun
 250-227-9467
Moonrakings Clay Art – OPEN 10-3 Mon-Fri, 11-5 Sat & Sun
250-227-9467
Barefoot Handweaving –OPEN daily 10-5 at least 
250-227-9655
North Woven Broom – OPEN daily 10-5 at least
250-227-9245 250-777-3305 
Dog Patch Pottery OPEN Wed-Sun 10-5 at least
 250-354-3159
La Gala Jewelry Closed but opening soon  email
Black Salt Cafe -Culinary Art Closed but opening soon

And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts – OPEN  250-663-9100
Mervin Robertson Woodworking – private studio email or ph 250-551-8800 
Flickering Goddess SoapClosed for now. 1-888-997-7627 email
Circle of Friends (Riondel) – Closed for now.

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.