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Bead Trails Experience

BeadTrails Experience is a fun, affordable way to collect beautiful pieces of meaningful jewelry. Follow the BeadTrails Quail and discover Okanagan and BC wineries, restaurants, boutiques, art studios and other fantastic places in the region! Each business has its own unique signature bead for you to find and collect.

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The BeadTrails® Story

BeadTrails is an award-winning experience that promotes local businesses, landmarks, and destinations in a fun-filled adventure that connects people through tourism.

Winner of the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism’s “2010 and 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Excellence Awards”, and the “2013 Retail Excellence Award”, the BeadTrails Experience is mapping the road to responsible tourism across the Nation.

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BeadTrails shares space with its sister company ArtVines. Drop in to pick up the signature quail bead and stay for a selfie with Sid the BeadTrails mascot.

Browse the BeadTrails display wall as you plan your tour choosing the beads you want to collect along the way. Make sure to check out our calendar of upcoming creative workshops, and shop the work of local artisans showcased throughout the store.

Karen Griggs Bead Trails

About Karen Griggs


Karen, aka “the Bead Lady,” is passionate about art, design, people and community. With a diploma in Art & Design and Certificate in Person-Centered Art Therapy Karen began her career creating arts and crafts workshops to empower adults with learning disabilities..

Hailing from England, Karen settled in Summerland in 2008 establishing her studio as the Artist in Residence at the Summerland Art Gallery. Having worked with diverse art forms, including painting and design work, her gift and passion is beading.

Her award-winning business is on the move and destined to connect our nation through the arts, tourism and memories we make.

Karen acknowledges and gives thanks to the Community Futures / Economic Gardening scheme and the Summerland Arts Councilfor their ongoing support of her journey.

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