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GBS Glass Blowing - CLOSED

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This is a favorite place to come when we are on the island. This time, we carefully checked the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Candi H
Calgary, Canada
via mobile

What a great find. This is a wonderful attraction owned and run by a couple who are about to... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
via mobile
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21 Oct 2017
“Open for business”
25 Nov 2016
“Rats....closing ”
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678 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Malahat, British Columbia V0R 2L0, Canada
+1 250-743-5666
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite place to come when we are on the island. This time, we carefully checked the website before we left the house, checked for roadside signs and planned. We missed the signs only because they were no longer there. When we arrived,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Candi H
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a great find. This is a wonderful attraction owned and run by a couple who are about to retire and close up shop. All glass is blown on site and is a treat to watch. The glass made of Pyrex grade and you can...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stopped in at long last after many years, and it was a treat! So interesting to watch him work, and bought a beautiful sugar bowl to take home.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank TheHandsomeShepherd
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On the way down the east coast of Vancouver Island, saw a sign for GBS Glassblowing. Entering the store we were greeted by the owners who informed us they were retiring. Exceptional deals were found throughout the store. I am enjoying three glass globes on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank oregonwanderers2016
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating pieces blown by the artist on-site. Beautifully crafted. Many unique items. You can also see the artist blowing glass. The glass blower is retiring at the end of 2016, so go soon!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stopped in this wonderful shop and it was not far from the main highway. The owners were both there the day we stopped in. We were shown the process of how a wine glass was made and it was fantastic and very informative. They...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Torontonians_10
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Some very unique pieces and very friendly staff! Unfortunately we did not get to see him doing any pieces but usually he is there making things. Everything from oil lamps to wine glasses to icicles to flying pigs! Worth the stop!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank jtmjenna
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Wine glasses and oil lamps were beautiful! wish they would have had mugs or bowls too. Had some jewelry and flying pigs and icicles for the not so spendy items. Always fun to watch items being made.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank C I
Reviewed 24 May 2015

If you like hand blown glass, ya gotta stop here. They have amazing pieces, from flying pigs,angels, dolphins and penguins, to exquisite wine glasses. If you are lucky like we were, Grahame will show you how he blows the finest wine glass. Yes, we spent...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Candi H
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We were curious ,so we stopped by. Sweet couple, husband makes beautiful objects- wine glasses, candle lamps, jewellery, etc out of laboratory grade glass . Will pack for shipping too. They have a website as well.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank libbikins
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