Arbutus Arts

Arbutus Arts Cortes Island Crafts

Arbutus Arts creates wood craft gifts from this spectacular Arbutus wood. These eco friendly gifts are ideal choices for those special occasions demanding something unique or for a souvenir from the coast of British Columbia.

Made from eco friendly wood from forest fall downs and dead trees, they include wooden cooking spoons, wood knives and salad sets, and a whole lot green home products and green eco friendly fashion wood pendants and necklaces.


Available at Cortes Island weekend markets and Christmas Fairs.

Silver Sea Handmade Jewelry

Silver Sea Handmade Jewelry Cortes Island Crafts

Organic jewelry in silver and gold handcrafted by Irene Blueth.


Darshan Photography

Darshan Stevens

I was trained as a photojournalist - I graduated with a Diploma from Western Academy of Photography in 2009 and went on to work for weekly newspaper in Victoria. Soon enough I was shooting my colleague’s weddings on the weekends. Being entrusted as the memory keeper-documenting, and combining that documentation with the art of light, exposure, composition - has been overwhelmingly fulfilling. But I’m still a photojournalist at heart.

Alex Hornby

Darshan and I became a team in 2012, shortly after we fell in love and decided to build a life together. I have always been passionate about the visual arts and photography in particular, so it couldn’t have been a better move for me to become a wedding photographer. When I discovered that wedding photography could actually be a vehicle for creative expression and serious art, I was hooked.


The Gathering Place Trading Company

Gathering Place is our family business on Cortes Island, BC. We live in community and work toward a more sustainable world everyday. We source organic teas, spices, sea salt and dried fruit directly from family farms and co-operatives in Canada and around the world. We meet every one of our partners face to face, shake their hands, and visit their farms so that we can deliver the freshest, tastiest products directly to you from the farmers who grew them. We donate 1% of our sales to local grassroots projects, preserving our forests and oceans, as well as to children in need in India and South Africa.

Gathering Place Rooibos comes direct to us from a third generation family farm deep in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Our rooibos is grown naturally in the delicate semi arid ecosystem, using swales and other innovative techniques for water and soil conservation, and is exclusively hand harvested. These values combined with stringent fermentation, sorting, and drying processes, create the exceptionally high quality of this certified organic Rooibos tea.
To purchase any of our products please go to our shopping cart on our website listed below. Thanks for supporting our local, family business!
Lovena and Ryan Harvey.

Contact: Lovena Harvey
Phone: 250-287-7571

The Journey Oracle

the journey oracle
Would you like to access the wisdom of your unconscious so you could use inner guidanceand shamanic knowledge to understand or change a view, a relationship, a habit, a circumstance, a confusing situation?

Kristen Scholfield-Sweet, the creator of the Journey Oracle divination cards, has spent many hours providing help with relationships, with how to find life purpose, explore soul contracts, and understand dream symbols. Her skillful and compassionate ability will help you take a shamanic journey into the topic of your reading as if into a waking dream. The Dream Journey reading gives insight into how a situation came to be and how you are experiencing it; the Oracle shows what will create change, and the resolution your unconscious wisdom is seeking.

Available at the Cortes Museum Shop.

Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

Phone:  250-935-6464

Old Schoolhouse Gallery

Old Schoolhouse Gallery Cortes Island Arts

Summer Season open June to September; New shows every two weeks. Hours: Friday 6 to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 2 to 6pm. Check out the Arts & Entertainment Special Section of Tideline for more details.

Website: Tideline

Now closed.

Hollyhock Gift Store

Hollyhock Store Cortes Island Shops

Coastal British Columbia and Cortes Island have a vibrant community of artists, musicians, writers, and crafts people.
The Hollyhock store is committed to showcasing sustainable, unique treasures produced by this network of talented, creative individuals. Your purchase helps support the coastal B.C. economy.
Visit us at 445 Highfield Rd.
Open daily, 9am-5pm, during Hollyhock season.

Now closed.

David Ellingsen Gallery
Salish Sea

David is a multidisciplinary photographer based in Vancouver and Cortes Island, working on art projects for exhibitions and
commissioned assignments for commercial clients. To visit his Cortes Island gallery, please call 1-604-727-2429.
Phone: 604-727-2429