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Vintage Design & Architecture

Cornwall and Rideau Canal

Discover Hidden Gems and Historic Stays in Cornwall and on the Rideau Canal this Fall and Winter

From shopping vintage finds to appreciating locally inspired art, to spending a night in an historic inn and admiring impressive architecture, a treasure trove of amazing experiences awaits in Cornwall, SDG Counties, and the Rideau Canal region.

With on-going developments regarding the global pandemic, please visit each location’s website, or connect with their staff via email and telephone, for updates on COVID-19 procedures such as guest capacity, sanitization methods and mask requirements.

Barnfull O’Goodies

Address: 59 Main St, Morrisburg
Highlights: Vintage Finds | Collectibles | Upcycled Furniture

Barnfull O’Goodies offers a wide variety of antiques, vintage finds, collectables, hand-made and hand-crafted items and upcycled and repurposed pieces.  They also have a great selection of salvaged treasures to create your own DIY upcycled creations. The shop also has an online auction every other week.

The Encore Shop

Address: 19 Thorold Lane, Ingleside
Highlights: Local Art | Home Decor | Original Photography

Indulge in some small-town charm to find a one-of-a-kind gift, a unique local treasure and to satisfy your sweet tooth, too. The Encore Shop is a local favourite serving scooped ice cream cones and sundaes, hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cappuccino as well as coffee and tea. The gift shop has a unique selection from many local artisans as well as repurposed home decorating accent pieces.

Maison Eclectique

Address: 188 Military Road, Lancaster
Highlights: Antiques | Art | Home Decor

Situated in the old quaint village of Lancaster, Ontario, Maison Eclectique is an antique, art and home decor store with loads of character. Part hipster, part vintage and with hundreds of various items, Maison Eclectique has something for everyone.

McHaffle Flea Market

Address: 5070 County Rd 31, Morrisburg
Highlights: Eclectic Mix | Old & New | Huge Selection

Make this your next Sunday drive. For more than 35 years, treasure hunters have landed at one of Eastern Ontario’s largest antiques and collectibles markets featuring more than 150 booths inside and out. There’s plenty of free parking and a large canteen, too. McHaffle Flea Market is open year round every Sunday.

Rideau Auctions Liquidation Centre

Address: 2250 Hwy 31, Winchester
Highlights: Open Monday – Saturday | Rotating Inventory | Up to 50% Off Retail

For the bargain hunter, Rideau Auctions Liquidation Centre is a large liquidation centre offering everyday items such as furniture, clothing, kitchenware, tools, linens, electronics, toys, decor and seasonal items. Name brands include Playmobil, Dewalt, Casio, Thomasville, Rubbermaid and more.

Cailuan Gallery 

Address: 225 Pitt Street, Cornwall
Highlights: Mediterranean Grilled-Cheese Sandwich | Lox Salad | Stifado 

For artists and art lovers, the Cailuan Gallery is a must-see on Pitt Street in Cornwall.  Founded in 2015 by local artist Tracy Lynn Davies, the gallery and store features creations from local artists and an assortment of art supplies. 

The gallery began in a small home studio on Ault Island and has transformed into a 6000 sq-ft commercial space in the heart of historic downtown Cornwall.

Echo Trends

Address: 54 Pitt Street, Cornwall
Highlights: Thrift Clothing | Footwear, Accessories & Bags | Latest Brands

If you like to score high-end fashion at low-end prices, Echo Trends is a great place to start a day of treasure hunting in Cornwall. The trendy shop carries a curated selection of fashion with brands like TNA, Sunday Best, Dr. Martens and Kate Spade – perfect for ladies and teens. 

The shop also carries the latest styles of new jewelry and handbags.

Priests Mill Arts Centre

Address: 16 Mill Square, Alexandria
Highlights: Gallery | Unique Gifts | Workshops & Demonstrations

Priests Mill Arts Centre operates a glassblowing workshop and gallery out of an historic building in the heart of Alexandria. Learn the delicate art of glassblowing or make a beautiful stained-glass lantern. The public-access workshops and gallery bring the community, artists and craftsmen together to foster a welcoming, creative environment.

Country Side Antiques 

Address: 895 County Road #44
Highlights: Mid-Century, Deco & Victorian | Wide Variety | Beautiful Setting

Country Side Antiques first opened in 1999 in a beautiful heritage stone home surrounded by trees and flowers in historic Oxford Station, just south of Kemptville.

Throughout the rustic summer kitchen, the original log house and the carriage barn, you will find a fascinating choice of antiques ranging from primitives, lighting, artwork and other assorted oddities and curiosities.

To Be Continued

Address: 207 Sanders St. Kemptville
Highlights: Brand Names | Kids Toys | Locally Made

To Be Continued is a consignment shop that carries gently used clothing and footwear for the whole family, including toys and baby equipment. Discover a great selection of Melissa and Doug toys and other educational finds.

Susie M’s Hidden Treasure 

Address: 200 Sanders St.,  Kemptville
Highlights: Fine China | Solid Wood Furniture | Vintage Decor

Located in beautiful and historic downtown Kemptville, Susie M’s is a Vintage and Antique shop where heirlooms become new treasures. The walls are adorned with decorative mid-century mirrors, art and fine wooden frames.

Historic Inns

Chesley’s Inn 

Address: 40 First Street West, Cornwall
Highlights: Georgian Architecture | Near Cycling Trails  |  Seasonal Breakfast Menu

Chesley’s Inn is one of the oldest in Ontario, built in 1814. It’s rumored that Charles Dickens spent a night here on his tour of the Americas. Look here for a lasting example of Georgian architecture. Rooms and suites feature period furniture, wood carvings and other works of art.

Kemptville Suites by Rob Thompson

Address: 103 Clothier Street, Kemptville
Highlights: Boutique Hotel |   Close to shops & restaurants  | Great for couples

Salvaged heritage detailing alongside modern aesthetic and contemporary amenities are perfect bedfellows in what was previously the home of Michael Rowland Leather. Each suite is distinctively and uniquely designed and chock-full of character, with curated art works, bespoke furnishings, exposed brick and stone walls, large showers, and top-of-the-line amenities.

The Cove Inn

Address: 2 Bedford on the Water, Westport
Highlights: Cozy Inn |   Entertainment  | Onsite Activities

Discover a charming Ontario country inn situated on the Rideau Canal system. Imagine a candlelit dinner, a glass of wine by the fire, a stroll along the harbour on a balmy summer night or a crisp, clear winter day; then back to your Jacuzzi suite and a fun night in the lounge with live music. Onsite activities include hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, live jazz and blues entertainment, guided fishing, snowmobiling and canoeing.

Denaut Mansion Country Inn

Address: 5 Mathew Street, Delta 
Highlights: Casual Ambience |   Historic Home  | Enjoy Nature

Denaut Mansion Country Inn is housed in a 19th-century building located by Upper Beverley Lake in the Township of the Rideau Lakes. Guests will have complimentary use of the property’s two canoes. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, fishing and hiking. A trail through the woods provides access to the lake.

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