The BeadTrails experience is a treasure hunt that encompasses neighbourhoods, businesses and activities in eighteen communities in the region, including Big White and Silver Star. Discover wineries, arts and culture, family-fun and a multitude of stores.
The adventure starts at any participating business or Visitor Centre, where you pick up a bracelet and brochure and plan the route you will take to collect unique bead charms. Every bracelet showcases meaningful memories of your day trip or vacation. Where there’s a bead there’s a story so ask the venue the story behind their charm!
The BeadTrails Experience Store is in Summerland, B.C. Check out the interactive map on our website or pick up a brochure to find out where the other 180 BeadTrails locations are!
We also have a large, bright art-space and hold workshops and classes!
Visit our facebook page to find out more about the following events, classes & workshops.
August: BeadTrails is donating our fire department-shield bead to raise funds to assist the Red Cross to provide short-term and long-term aid. Minimun $15 donation. 100% of funds collected will be donated to the Red Cross BC Fire Relief Fund. Available at the BeadTrails Experience Store or phone 250-328-9369 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org UPDATE: Over $1300 raised so far!
July -September: Collect 7 beads and get one free! Explore the Trails then send us photos of your beads and travels and contact us at email@example.com for your free bead! You can now pick up a free foot-print bead from participating Visitor Info centres.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: September 19th Waterolour Class with Carol Hannah / September 23rd & October 7th One class – two sessions Creating Walking Sticks with Al Schipfel / November 26th Exploring Encaustic: Making Holiday cards with Bethany Handfield.
September 30th BC Culture Days ‘Where there’s a bead, there’s a story’ explore creative-writing and bracelet making.
October 11th: Join us for our Open House to celebrate our expansion! BeadTrails Experience Store, Summerland, 1:00pm – 7:00pm
November 24th: Join us as we celebrate the Summerland Festival of Lights!
Our store is open year-round. Check with participating venues for their hours and seasonal closures.