Guiding hands supports local business. There are several businesses on the shores of Kootenay Lake that have been supplying The Tipi Camp for many years. There has been capital investments in boats, tipi’s, composting toilets and a recently bought new boat dock and boat lift. Our cooks like to use local produces from the Creston farmers. Local craftspeople have been hired for their specific skills. The following lists is an incomplete overview of businesses, craftspeople and stores that we have business with:
Gray Creek Store: The Chainsaw and Woodstove Capital of the Kootenays as well as the hardware & home improvement centre of the East Shore. They carry hunting & fishing licenses & equipment, as well as propane, groceries, clothing & sundries.
Sunny Woods Farm Garden Centre: Fresh fruit and veggies, pet food and supplies, wine making supplies, all your garden supplies, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, pots, planters and great service.
The Lakeview: Campground, Marina and store. Liquor agency and post office.
The East Shore Mainstreet: This is a monthly newspaper publication for the benefit of the residents of the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Ingrid Zaiss Baetzel is the editor.
Crawford Bay Store: Your friendly grocery store, open 7 days a week. They carry sundries, beer, wine & liquor. Case lots & special orders are available. Located at 16050 Hwy 3A in Crawford Bay.
Jones Boys: The one stop BC boating and ATV center, committed to fulfilling your recreational needs.
Outdoor canvas designs: A small business that made all our tipi’s. Also available yurts, tents and other canvas dwellings.
Truscott Farms: Truscott Farms in Erickson BC (near Creston) began growing fruit in 1912. Truscott Farms, a fourth-generation family-run farm, have been farming in the valley for over 100 years.