We are excited and proud to be celebrating 25 years at our current location!
Here’s a bit of the history behind this local family owned and operated business. We hope you can join us on the April 8th and 9th to celebrate with great specials and
Art Knapp Courtenay began in Prince George, British Columbia. Wil and his brother Jos immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970s and opened their first location in December 1976. Their business continued to grow and thrive and they opened a second Prince George location in 1985. They both married and started their own families during this time and decided it was time to evolve. Wil and his family moved to Courtenay in November of 1990. The first location of Art Knapp in Courtenay was on the corner of Grieve Rd. and North Island Highway
(the current location of Eatmore Sprouts). Eventually growing out of the property, we were able to purchase land on Wentworth road (Art Knapp Courtenay’s current location) and start construction. The grand opening of this location was April of 1992 and it has been an adventure ever since. What started as a traditional garden centre slowly grew into the lifestyle, gardening, home décor and fashion destination we are proud to provide now.
Wil’s daughters, Linda and Sylvia, now play an active role in the business, allowing Wil some well-deserved time to enjoy the things he loves. The entire family is proud to celebrate
25 years of business in the beautiful Comox Valley and is incredibly grateful to our amazing customers who trusted us to help provide them great service and products. The demands, challenges and feedback have pushed us to go ahead and improve the best we can. Our success would not be possible without each and every single customer we have had the privilege of serving over the years.
Without the support of our amazing team none of this would have ever been possible. Each and every one of our staff plays a vital role in the daily operations of our business. It is their enthusiasm, support and dedication that have brought us to this milestone.
Once again, thank you for helping us make the past
25 years successful.