About Us

Knotty Toys on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

For the last 30 years Knotty Toys of Vancouver, BC has been selling the most complete collection of wooden toys for boys and girls anywhere in Canada! Our wooden toy selection consists of wood puzzles and games, play furniture and dollhouses, building blocks, model kits, percussion and musical instruments, as well as traditional rocking horses and wheeled toys.

We often hear our customers say "I remember these!" or "I didn't know these were still around!"

Well, they are, and we've got them.

In the late '70s, Rhonda and Ray Pummell, and Ray's dad, Jim, had an idea there was a niche market for handmade, traditional, wooden toys. They converted a garage into a workshop and started to design and produce a wide variety of wooden toys. At first, the toys were sold at craft fairs and in the Circle Craft Co-op store in Gastown and later at Granville Island.

Later, in 1984, they opened their own store in the Kids Market on Granville Island. Nowadays, Ray and Jim still focus on crafting "Buzz Woodcrafts" toys (a line of about 30 unique wooden toys designs), while Rhonda runs the store and finds all the other wonderful items that fill the shelves.