Locally Made

From basics to boutique businesses across the region have that unique Kootenay-style flair. At the bottom of the page view our local shopping experiences or visit our map and listings page!


There's no shortage of things to do in our region, but supporting local has a special place in our hearts. You can find everything you could need on our streetS, from retail stores, to boutique shops and of course bustling markets and more.


Our region is lucky to have a thriving artisan scene, bursting with creativity and open studios for you to visit. Find that extra special memento of your trip, a git or something for yourself - you're sure to find something truly unique. 

You can find everything from handmade ceramics, fine jewelry to sustainably made clothes, and even brooms (as seen in the Harry Potter films!) Stop by Craft Connection in Nelson for an ever revolving showcase of the great artists of our area. 

 Find out about our artisans        


We are lucky to have three of our local artisans featured in the globally recognized ÉCONOMUSÉE Artisans at Work program. You can visit the Nelson studios of Lillie and Cohoe, a 30 year old hat making studio, Earth Community Studios and the iconic Kootenay Bakery Cafe Cooperative


Here are a few quick links to help with your shopping:    


Thank you for buying local and making our communities a success!


Locally made


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Norse Arts

16077 BC-3A, Crawford Bay, BC

Northern Ultralight products on a backlit display shelf

Northern Ultralight

Local outdoor equipment manufacturer, specializing in high-end featherweight gear.

610 Baker Street, Nelson, BC

Osprey Mountain Grill

Osprey Mountain Grill

Wide range of casual dining for breakfst, lunch and dinner.

602 Queens Bay Road, Balfour, BC

The Otter Books building downtown on Baker Street in Nelson BC

Otter Books

Local, current, and quality books, journals, cards, and more.

398 Baker Street, Nelson, BC

Patterns By Nature Apparel

Nature Photography Print Leggings and Tops

, Nelson, BC

Red Light Ramen Bar

Farm to table restaurant offering ramen, bone broth, & desserts.

308 Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC

Remedy's RX

A locally owned pharmacy offering a wide range of services.

737 Baker Street, Nelson, BC



Retailer of ski, kayak, SUP, camping, and hiking equipment.

405 Hall Street, Nelson, BC

RV Park at Granite Pointe Golf Club

10 RV Sites at Granite Pointe Golf Course

1123 Richards Street West, Nelson, BC

The S.S. Moyie hostoric ship in Kaslo, BC.

S.S. Moyie National Historic Site

The oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world.

324 Front Street, Kaslo, BC

Banner of pottery images

Sarah Lawless Pottery

Walking the line between functional and sculptural, with satin matte surfaces that feel like skin.

833 C Ave, Kaslo, BC

Schroeder Creek Resort

Schroeder Creek Resort

RV and tent sites, and marina. 

Bickel Road, Kaslo, BC

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