Watercolour Stories

Just A Little Farther…

Just A Little Farther…

Go a little farther to find something better. Watercolour is part of a historic village. Westport is poised to grow and has the unique geography of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere that brings nature and neighbourhood in perfect balance. Walking the other day, a...

Maple Syrup Season is Here 🍁

Maple Syrup Season is Here 🍁

A sweet welcome into warmer weather after a long winter - a visit to the Sugar Bush is an annual (if not much more frequently!) tradition for many in Rideau Lakes.  You don't have to drive far to find the great maple syrup that makes the Westport area famous. Here are...

All You Need is Sun

All You Need is Sun

Our earth is remarkable and miraculous. To harness the energy of the earth and put it to use for mankind while leaving it unspoiled is the challenge of true stewardship.   Many of us know that the sun’s energy can be harnessed by what we label “solar power.” But...

Watercolour Portrait: The Johnstones

Watercolour Portrait: The Johnstones

The next home to house the memories You can mark the eras of your life with houses, like markers on a road. There’s your first house -- small but full of energy when anything seemed possible. There is the house that was full of kids -- noisy, joyful, a period when...

Watercolour Portrait: John and Joan Buma

Watercolour Portrait: John and Joan Buma

You don’t need to suffer cottage headaches to live the cottage life A cottage is a dream. But any cottage owner will tell you that fallen trees, power outages, and broken septic pumps can turn the dream into a weighty weekend burden. For as long as Joan Buma can...

7 Reasons to Retire to Westport, Ontario

7 Reasons to Retire to Westport, Ontario

For many of us, retirement is a time in our lives to enjoy ultimate freedom, fulfillment, joy, and peace. The challenge, then, is to find a place where dreams become reality, where our perspectives and experiences are shared, and where we are renewed, like each day,...

Embrace a Walkable Lifestyle in Westport, ON

Embrace a Walkable Lifestyle in Westport, ON

In the village of Westport in Eastern Ontario, simplicity reigns supreme. Here, the pace is slower so that you can enjoy long, fun-filled days, the homes are spread out among the trees so everyone has access to green space, and residents can simply step out of their...

Watercolour Portrait: Mona Kennedy

Watercolour Portrait: Mona Kennedy

Mona Kennedy chose Westport first. Then she discovered the house. Now she’s found her home. A year ago Mona sold her house in Picton and moved to a rental in the charming village of Westport. Living in the picturesque cottage town would put her near her family and...

Elements of Modern Canadian Cottage Design

Elements of Modern Canadian Cottage Design

The Canadian cottage lifestyle is one steeped in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean your cottage has to be. With modern features like ultra energy-efficient design, sleek stainless steel appliances, and electric car charging rough-ins, your cottage can meet...

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