Spend some time in our great outdoors this winter, then come indoors and discover the arts side of Valemount in the Robson Valley.
Browse to your heart’s content to find that perfect memento to take home. Many of our artists sell their arts and crafts in venues throughout the area. Come in to the Visitor Centre and we’ll let you know where to go to find that perfect piece for your collection.
Leave Your Stress at the Door!
The Gathering Tree, is a homey eclectic space that fills visitors with a tranquil energy. There’s something interesting to see almost everywhere you look. Tantalizing smells wind their way to you from the kitchen as you step into the gift section to see what you can discover. Find your new favourite book as you peruse the collection of local authors. Browse through the locally made metaphysical jewellery, the homemade rocking chairs and rocking horses, and log house bird houses. You’ll even find some BC made bath and body products, oracles, Tibetan bowls and smudges here. Most of the items here are made locally, with the rest made right here in BC.
The Wonder of Wood
We have several talented artists in Valemount that work with wood. Downtown, you’ll find the Mountain Driftwood Gallery which features a variety of works by local Bonnie Marklund and other local Robson Valley artisans. You can even ask Bonnie for basic watercolour or acrylic painting lessons.
Follow the blue artisan signs to Luke Hedberg’s studio where you’ll find beautiful bowls and other pieces of art, made from local burls. You can watch him here in one of his You Tube videos. You may find your next family heirloom to pass down through the ages.
Down to Earth Works of Art
Tucked away in the heart of the village you’ll find Bryan Hannis of Just Earth Pottery. His work is well known throughout BC for its beauty, practicality and durability. Bryan creates functional and attractive wood and gas-fired stoneware and artistic pieces. Each item reflects the artist’s natural surroundings.
For more winter indoor exploration, visit our War Heroes museum.
- Take your time at the Gathering Tree and find your next favourite piece of Valemount.
- Drop in to Just Earth Pottery, the studio of potter Bryan Hannis, and pick up a “Broaster,” a great, hand-made contraption perfect for roasting chickens
- Drop in Bonnie Marklund’s Mountain Driftwood Gallery and discover her stunning mountain renderings
- Run your hands along one of the unique bowls made by wood turner Luke Hedberg, well known in the community for his ability to turn natural burls into art of incredible beauty
- Many artisan studios are open only by chance or advance appointment. Ask at the Visitor Centre for locations