Kilborn's on the Rideau, Newboro

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Kilborn's on the Rideau is located in historic Newboro, Ontario, just a mere 5 minute drive from the tourist village of Westport. Situated right beside the rideau canal lock station, Kilborn's caters to boaters as well tourists from all across Ontario and across the border to the United States. When Kilborn’s first opened its doors 13 years ago, it was composed of only the modest space of the old village grocery store. Over the years, Kilborn's has expanded into a lively shop consisting of three conjoined buildings and many levels and rooms.

Today, Kilborn’s is home to a wide array of different products – ranging from ladies’ and men’s fashions and footwear to kitchen supplies, furniture,home decor and gourmet foods. We've got something for everyone. Come visit us today for an astonishing and unique shopping experience you’ll never forget!

Historical Background:

Kilborn's gets its name from John Kilborn. In the 1830's, the present day dining room, Stirling Lodge (also located in Newboro), was his home. During the war of 1812, he obtained the rank of colonel, which was the highest rank then available to a member of the militia. He was captured by the Americans, and subsequently escaped to eventually take residence in Newboro.

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  • Overcast but warm Fall Sunday drive in the country took us to Newboro and our first visit to Kilborn's on the Rideau. Initially I was overwhelmed by all the pretty boots and shoes which were displayed...  more »
  • I am not a shopper, but it is worth the visit - early 20th century buildings, exposed beams, lots of unique and interesting stuff to browse through. The Newboro canal lock is close by for a visit as w...  more »
  • Looking for something completely different, then shopping at Kilborn's is for you. Parking can be an issue during peak periods on the main drag of Newboro. Don't let the exterior view deceive you, a u...  more »
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  • Apart from being the 'other' best shoe-shop in Ontario, Kilborn's has wonderful one-of-a-kind furnishings and decor items for your home or cottage. It has a Christmas room, open all year, a great selection of designer cruise wear and seasonal clothes, and did I mention shoes? Kitchen set-up (not large appliances) , baking, cooking, towels, dishes and again, decor items, as well as a selection of sauces, rubs and additions that will give you the edge in BBQ season. There is also an array of wonderful boots and a noteworthy area filled with equestrian riding togs. So it's​ an everything store, and there is a restaurant next door too. It's folksy and easy, the people are lovely and Kilborns is worth a look at any time of year, even if you don't need shoes 👠👡👢👟👞.
  • It's fun for a rainy day but pricey and overly cluttered with not much in the way of local or regional products.
  • Great place to spend the afternoon. A gem in the country...come all the way from Ottawa.
  • Never seen so many unique types of jams relishes etc in one pkace !
  • One stop shopping.. great staff.. all helpful and fun

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