About Us

About Us

Simple ThingsSimple Things began several years ago as a quaint shoppe in the beautiful village of Beachburg, Ontario.  Located close to Pembroke, and a short hop and a skip from Renfrew, we felt this lovely village was the perfect setting to open a gift shop full of treasures for everyone on your shopping list.

In 2007 we decided it was time to take the business a step further and introduce two new, unique  product lines.  Whitewater Bath & Body and Whitewater Premium Candle were born out of our desire to offer eco-friendly products to our local community. 

Our product lines were such a hit locally, we decided to take a leap of faith and introduce them to a larger population. In a couple of short years, we were successfully selling our candles nation-wide.  The feedback from our valued customers and the support of our community has been instrumental in helping us to create a product-line that customers across Canada can enjoy.

In the meantime, the Simple Things shop in Beachburg has grown and expanded, now being home to a beautiful shopping experience in one of the most lovely villages in the Ottawa Valley.  In the warmer months, our visitors can enjoy a hot cup of gourmet tea or coffee in our Garden Cafe.  Visitors wander through our outdoor garden centre chock full of unique items for every gardner.  Each season brings new experiences and opportunities for our customers to enjoy.  We ensure our shop is full of new and seasonal items making every visit a unique experience.

Whitewater Candle EmporiumIn November of 2011, business expanded for us once again.  After months of renovations, we successfully converted an empty, century-old church into a new home for our candle-making ventures.  Located in Westmeath, Ontario, we worked with the inherent beauty of the church to turn it into a historical building full of charm and purpose.  Now a gift shoppe and candle-making factory, The Whitewater Premium Candle Emporium is a hit with the local and surrounding communities.

Our mission is not about gaining huge profits, we care about our customers, because by choosing our store, you are giving us a chance to change a small part of your world and we are happy to be given the opportunity to do just that. Our attention to detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer care continues to propel our success.

Drop by and visit us at both locations.  You will find warm, friendly staff that are pleased to assist you in any way they can.  And hopefully, you will also find that little something just for yourself.


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