Arbutus Arts

Arbutus Arts creates woodcraft 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.

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Available at Cortes Island weekend markets and Christmas Fairs.

Silver Sea Handmade Jewelry

Organic jewelry in silver and gold handcrafted by Irene Blueth.

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Visit also Friday Markets in Mansons.

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 every day. 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 directly 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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-287-7571

The Journey Oracle

Would you like to access the wisdom of your unconscious so you could use inner guidance and 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

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  250-935-6464

Hollyhock Gift Store

Coastal British Columbia and Cortes Island have a vibrant community of artists, musicians, writers, and craftspeople.
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, 9 am-5 pm, during Hollyhock season.

Old School House Gallery

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

Email: [email protected]
Website: Tideline

1450 Carrington Road, Whaletown, Cortes Island


David Ellingsen Gallery

David is an artist now based in Victoria with regular trips back to Cortes Island where he was raised. Much of his work is still made on the island and surrounding area. Visit his website, contact him directly at 604-727-2429, or visit his galleries in Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto (which you can find info about in the contact section of his website)

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604-727-2429