Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake

Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake, Harrison Hot Springs: Hours, Address, Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake

Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CANWEST ART GALLERY on the Lake, now in its 26th year of operation, is located beside the Harrison Beach Hotel, at 160 Esplanade Avenue, in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Located 10 steps up from the sidewalk, and also wheelchair accessible, it commands an inspiring view of Harrison Lake. Browse in a relaxed environment. Every week, something new appears on our shelves! Canwest Art Gallery has earned a solid reputation for featuring the works of nearly forty Canadian fine artisans. We proudly display water colour impressions, exquisite bronze animal sculptures, crystalline pottery , metal art, natural wooden boxes, to name just a few. In addition, we offer unique blown glass creations, exquisite jewellery, and the creamiest, tastiest fudge in town! You will find a truly unique gift for anyone on your shopping list here. Browse for awhile, and find out why so many of our clients keep returning! Get to know Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake in 80 seconds on Youtube
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TannisRob
Ladner, Canada446 contributions
I saw a set of BC wine charms on a Facebook page and they were purchased at Canwest Art Gallery. I called them, and they happily took my order, which was mailed to me right away. The owner, Peter, was very friendly and easy to work with. I look forward to visiting the shop in person when i am next in Harrison.
Written August 28, 2020
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Thanks for your great Feedback, Tannis. We're so happy you're pleased with your wine charms. We hope to see you soon. Stay safe!
Written August 29, 2020
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Cathy L
Bridgeport, NY35 contributions
Family
Thoroughly enjoyed this gallery. A lovely find while walking along the waterfront. Owner was friendly and polite. Visiting artist was a treat!
Written August 16, 2018
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So happy you enjoyed your visit to our Gallery, Cathy. We hope to see you again... and soon! -Peter Beal Co-owner
Written August 20, 2018
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Kjay
Klamath Falls, OR433 contributions
Couples
Super friendly & outstanding customer service at this Canadian Fine Art Gallery! Located in a second story shop (with handicapped accessible ramp), the owner/artist- in-residence Errol Brimacombe not only showcases his own exquisite paintings & does commissions, but also promotes works of quite a diversity of mostly Canadian artists – from killer whale soapstone carvings to breathtaking glassworks, hand-painted silk shawls, unique jewelry selections, bird sculptures, pottery, wine glasses, flower vases & more! Life-sized glass salmon reflected in mirror bases add further elegance to the many artful displays. Whimsical gifts include painted metal-sculpted refrigerator magnets & wall art of sea life, hummingbirds & butterflies, herons, & happy dogs. Surprisingly, homemade fudge is also offered, along with gourmet coffee, teas & pastries (including Sasquatch cookies) – all of which can be enjoyed on their cozy deck overlooking the magnificent mountains and spectacular Harrison Lake. Don’t miss this Gallery & a heart-warming chat with Errol – sure to be a highlight of your visit!
Written August 4, 2015
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johnny2bc
Burnaby, Canada13,920 contributions
Couples
Canwest Art is a small shop and gallery of fine arts and crafts. It showcases some of Errol Brimacombe's fine paintings (a local artist, based in Chilliwack), plus, various selections of other lovely, and often quite unique, arts and crafts -- including sculptures, carvings, art glass, pottery, jewellery, small crafted gifts, art cards, and the like, and art services -- such as consultations, art restorations, appraisals, and picture framing.

The fun part for me, is browsing and shopping, and asking a multitude of questions about 'what, who, how, and where' of many of the pieces on display. The less easy part, is trying to decide on 'the' piece, or pieces that really catch my eye and fancy, more than the many others that seem to be doing much the same!! But the really fun part always comes when back home, opening the packages, and setting up the purchases to admire!!

Over the years, purchases for me (at this location, and at the their former Cherish II shop/gallery location), have been a number of raku pottery 'vases and bowls', 'useable' pottery pieces (wine goblets, liqueur 'glasses', dishes, and the like), pewter dishes, glass 'angels', art cards, and the like. And most-recently (via visits made during two recent 'extended' stays in Harrison, in early-September and early-October of this year), some lovely stoneware-pottery mugs and jars (artist, Mud, Sweat & Tears, Sorrento, BC), the jars filled with gourmet honey (from Nicola Valley, Merritt, BC), a delicate art glass bird (artist, Mark Bateman, Victoria, BC), and two, very naturally-looking and unique, porcelain and stoneware pieces resembling small tree stumps, each with a frog (artist, Darrell Perfumo, Mayne Island, BC).

I missed seeing Errol & Maureen at their place during these recent stays, but thanks to Ingrid, the 'host' at these times, much-enjoyed the fun talks and stories we shared during my visits.

For me, Canwest Art is a must-do place to see and do during our Harrison Hot Springs visits and stays.
Written October 20, 2013
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Marg f
Richmond, Canada1 contribution
Couples
The Canwest Art Gallery is truly a wonderful showplace of Canadian arts and crafts with knowledgeable and friendly owners Errol and Maureen, a must see when next you visit Harrison Hot Springs!.....as an added bonus it has a delightful seating spot to relax with a tea, coffee or savour their delicious deserts and gaze at the lake, and natures beautiful vista directly in front of the Gallery.
Written September 29, 2013
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Pojia T
2 contributions
I bought some earrings and necklaces very unique and genuine made and designed in Canada. Have quite a selection of unique items.
Written November 20, 2017
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We really hope you enjoy your new jewellery... we very much appreciate your nice comments. We hope to see you again, soon. -Peter
Written November 25, 2017
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bseagram
Toronto201 contributions
Friends
The owner, Peter Beal is a delight. The treasures within are worth seeing. Lovely spot with a fabulous view. Lovely jewelry as well as art pieces.
Written October 31, 2017
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Thank you very much for your kind comments. One of our most enjoyable things is welcoming new friends and clients. We are glad you had a memorable experience at the gallery and we hope to see you again. Regards from Harrison Hot Springs. Yann (co-owner)
Written November 2, 2017
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Kirsty M
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK16 contributions
Friends
Great little find. Stumbled upon this gem while visiting Harrison Hot Springs. Helpful gentleman and lady working ?perhaps owner who knows. Bought some Fudge - delicious ! As a young professional and a renter I'm not looking for any fancy art work but really appreciated what these guys offered! Please stop in on your visit ! Even to pick up some fudge, very much worth it !!!!!!!!!
Written April 16, 2017
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Thank you for your feedback and visit Kirsty. We are glad you have enjoyed the fudge and the selection of art we are displaying at the gallery. Looking forward to see you again for your next visit to British Columbia.
Written April 18, 2017
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Janice K
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada36 contributions
Friends
Very helpful owner. Found a wonderful one of a kind, BC made, vase at a surpisingly reasonable cost.
Written March 29, 2017
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Thank you for your feedback Janice. Much appreciated. Most of the artists we represent are from BC but we also work with others from different provinces in Canada. As part of our offering we try to offer art pieces or quality gifts starting at very affordable prices. We want to make art affordable to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you again at the gallery. Yann
Written April 1, 2017
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MelK0730
Chilliwack, Canada8 contributions
Couples
My wife and I spent 30 minutes in this great art gallery. We enjoyed our conversation with the proprietor Peter and hearing about the different works or art he had in the gallery. Well worth the visit and a great location.
Written June 25, 2016
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Thank you for your review and we apologise for the little delay answering your note. We are glad to hear that you have had a good time visiting the gallery. We try to diversify our offering with bringing new pieces on a regular basis. As an example, we just brought new pottery pieces in. We would be pleased to see you again at the gallery.
Written August 20, 2016
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Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake is open:
  • Wed - Wed 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM