Perhaps, you live in Kemptville, Ontario or you’re planning to visit this great town of ours, just know that it’s one of those places that will give you the ‘old town’ kind of vibe. The streets are lined with bakeries, restaurants and traditional bookstores that’ll make you feel right at home! In this article, you’ll learn about 9 places to shop or visit during your time in Kemptville.
Aside from historical and cultural attractions, there are plenty of activities guaranteed to keep you occupied for days. In Kemptville, it’s tough to get bored because there’s so much to do for a small town. We love it here!
There’s a shopping mall for you to buy whatever you need, plenty of designer shops and cute little antique stores for your must-have souvenirs.
1. Blue Gypsy Wines
Let’s start with the good stuff… You know what we mean.
As the name suggests, pay this place a visit and you’ll be treated to all sorts of exotic wines such as cranberry and chocolate. You also get a winemaking lesson where you’ll see firsthand, how they make their delectable wines.
This is a great activity for anyone looking to enjoy some romantic time with his or her significant other. The Blue Gypsy wine shop is located only 12 minutes from Kemptville. And according to reviews, customers enjoy the blueberry and ginger wines, so maybe give them a try.
2. Class Axe Guitars
If you love music, then Class Axe Guitars is the place for you! Apart from finding some of the best guitars in all of Canada, you can also take music lessons. They allow people to visit their store just to enjoy music.
This store has been called “a big music store in small town Kemptville.” They Simply have everything you need and if they don’t have it in stock, they’ll order the item for you plus deliver.
3. Spark Street Authority
Spark Street Authority business center is located in downtown Ottawa, not far from Kemptville. It’s great for casual walks, restaurants and to maybe grab a drink or two. There are many shops and art galleries, so go ahead and “shop till you drop”.
Many events happen here, especially on Canada day and If you’re lucky enough to visit during the Busker festival, then you’re in for a treat!
4. Workshop Studio & Boutique
This little boutique sells excellent items. Here, you’ll find Jewelry, accessories and clothing, all made by Canadians to showcase their originality plus style.
You’re welcome to watch them do their magic or create whatever you want. What you’ll absolutely love about this place is that all of their designs are one of a kind. You won’t find them anywhere else on earth.
5. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Tucked away on a small strip of land that’s located between two rivers, you’ll find a nice old building that houses this great museum. It’s filled with some of the most original hand and needlework you’ve ever seen.
Stick around and you’ll get to see how they do it plus purchase your very own artwork. The souvenirs found in this place are magnificent.
6. That’s The Spirit
At That’s The Spirit, you’ll find everything you need for the well-being of your spirit, heart, mind and body. It’s a peaceful little shop that’ll leave you feeling joyful and sacred.
The products you find here are spiritually motivated. From Buddha sculptures to crystal Gods and other products for the soul and mind. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and motivated in this beautiful store.
7. Flock Boutique
This is home to many Canadian designers. There are over 160 different designing houses represented at Flock Boutique. They make unique clothes, handbags, and Jewelry. Also, there are lots of fun and crafty activities to do if you aren’t in a hurry.
8. Arlie’s Books
If you love reading, then this is probably going to be your spot! “A little heaven on earth” is what some people call this bookstore with over 1,000 books, both old and new. Their wide selection of titles makes it easy to find something you’ll enjoy. There’s also a small corner where you can sit back, relax and read a book without being disturbed.
9. Aphroditi Escape Spa & Salon
Yes, you guessed right. This is us! We’d love to have you at the spa and hair salon for a retreat.
Here’s what some of our customers had to say…
“The absolute best combination of aesthetics, beautiful architectural surroundings and talented staff. We have been to salons and spas all over the world and this one nails it! (Pun intended) My daughter and I visited from Toronto and had a mani pedi that was perfectly done and I can’t believe all the design details in this cool heritage building. Go here and go often to support this amazing spot!!! We will be back next visit!!!” – Terri Truscello
“I drive 30 minutes because I get the best cut and color from Tracey.” – Lisa Legault