Crawford Bay Maprawford Bay is the central community on the east shore of Kootenay Lake. You’ll find all the services you need here and in the nearby area, including:

  • Artisans of Crawford Bay – we have a uniquely rich gathering of craftspeople living and working here, many with workshops open for public viewing, so you can enjoy watching crafts being made right before your eyes.
    • Barefoot Handweaving
    • Breathless Glass
    • Dogpatch Pottery
    • Fireworks Copper & Glass
    • Kootenay Forge
    • North Woven Broom
    • The Barn
    • The Purple Door
  • Auto Repair Services
    • Crawford Bay Service (directly across the highway from the Crawford Bay Inn)
    • Eastshore Automotive (1/4 km west)
  • Financial Services – Interact Bank Machine
    • Nelson & District Credit Union
  • Gasoline
    • Crawford Bay Auto
    • Crawford Bay Store
  • Golfing
    • Kokanee Springs Golf Resort
    • Riondel Golf Course (in Riondel)
  • Groceries
    • Crawford Bay Store
  • Kayaking
    • Kaslo Kayaking
  • Marinas
    • Fishhawk Marina – marine gas
    • Restaurants, Cafés & Pubs
    • Boccalino Restaurant
    • JJ’s Eat’s and Treats (at Crawford Bay Services, across the highway from the Crawford Bay Inn)
    • Kokanee Springs Clubhouse
    • Rockwood Café
    • The Cedars Restaurant
    • Toltec Gallery & Cappuccino
  • Video Rental
    • Crawford Bay Video – dvd & vhs rentals, dvd machines available

There are many recreational activities possible in this beautiful wilderness area, please visit the Kootenay Lake Visitors Guide for more information, and their Local Events page for upcoming events.

Also, visit our Kootenay Lake area map, which you can click on for more information on Kootenay Lake area towns and parks.