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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Kids on a pedal boat at the beach.

Soul's Paradise Resort

RVs, tents, and chalets on the shore of Kootenay Lake.

16961 Pilot Bay Road, Kootenay Bay, BC

Streetcar #23

Streetcar #23

Historic Streetcar offering rides along Lakeside Park

Rotary Lakeside Park, Nelson, BC

Sunnyside Natural

Sunnyside Natural

Fresh products, unique supplements and health products.

404 Front Street, Kaslo, BC

Sweetgrass Cannabis

Sweetgrass Cannabis is a licensed producer of certified organic craft cannabis located just outside of Nelson.

6672 Nelson Nelway Hwy, Ymir, BC

Tara Shanti

Tara Shanti Accommodation & Retreats

Retreat center accommodations overlooking Kootenay Lake.

134 Riondel Road, Kootenay Bay, BC

TB Furniture and Spaces

TB Furniture and Spaces

Design and Manufacturing of Custom-made Furniture: simple lines and joinery, beautiful wood in its natural appearance.

, Nelson, BC

Wine bottles line the shelves at the Grand Liquor Merchant

The Grand Liquor Merchant

Open daily from 9 am to 11 pm.


View of the marina with mountains in the background at The Lakeview in Gray Creek near Crawford Bay, BC

The Lakeview

Store, gas station, RV park, camping & marina.

14729 Highway 3A, Gray Creek, BC

The Langham Cultural Centre building in Kaslo, BC

The Langham Cultural Centre

Cultural arts centre, gallery, and event venue in Kaslo.

443 A Avenue, Kaslo, BC

The Station Gallery and Gifts

The Station Gallery and Gifts

Gallery and gift shop promoting local artists works.

91 Baker St, Nelson, BC

Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground

Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground

Full service motorcycle campground with cabins.

2865 Toad Rock Road, Nelson, BC

the taps at Torchlight Brewing Co.

Torchlight Brewing Co

Microbrewery, restaurant and pub.

125 Hall Street, Nelson, BC

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