On A Lark Antiquities & Uniquities
18 N Railway St, Okotoks, AB
This whimsical antique shop in Old Towne Okotoks often gets visitors from as far as New Zealand and Europe.
|Store Type |||Gifts, Antiques, Home Furnishings & Accessories, Jewelry, Toys/Games|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Cross Street |||MacRae Street|
|Monday to Saturday: 10AM-5PM; Sunday: Noon-4PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
The whimsical name of this little shop belies how it opened. On A Lark started out slowly by operating mainly at with antique shows, then grew into a three-room affair, and finally bloomed into a popular shop along Okotok’s main pedestrian stroll. Today, the shop is visited by tourist, locals, and even gentlemen who enjoy browsing for a special gift for their wife or girlfriend.
A Small Town Close to the City
Okotoks makes a great weekend getaway from Calgary, taking only about 20 minutes to get to from the south end of the city. So, it’s no wonder people from Calgary, Airdrie and even Europe are coming to see what the store has to offer. On A Lark is gaining ground with its gifts, antique furniture, and handmade Canadian products that it endorses. Many of the treasures like jewelry, home and garden accessories, and chandeliers come from the Toronto shows the proprietor attends. Canadian designers like Karen Wilson, who is known for her luxurious designer bags, are also featured, and artists from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are represented as well.
The Old Towne Flavour
On A Lark’s present home is a renovated old house that keeps the country village flavour of Okotoks. Though it looks like an arts and crafts bungalow on the outside, it’s modern on the inside. A lot of the treasures of this shop are attractively displayed along its veranda. People driving by often stop to see what the store has to offer after a look at its charming facade. Word of mouth and locals have made this shop a popular weekend stop. Even kids are delighted and surprised by On a Lark’s kid-friendly specialty gifts and toys.
Particulars: This shop can do Ladies or Men’s Night Shopping.