Shop Local

COVID-19: Local shops and artisans need your help during this time, and are happy to serve you! Online shopping options and curb side pick up options are available at a number of locations. Please always check hours and current public health details before visiting. Below are some resources that may help businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will make updates they become available.

A unique shopping experience like no other 

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Wellington County offers a unique shopping scene. Find an array of specialty shops and unique stores in our quaint towns and see why Wellington County has become a popular shipping destination. From fashion to gifts, to home decor, there is so much to see, explore, and experience in Wellington County. 

Spend the afternoon walking the streets of Downtown Elora browsing the beautiful boutiques. Spend your Sunday at the Aberfoyle Antique Market hunting for treasures. Do your part to supporting local and support the environment by shopping at consignment boutiques like the Pretty Penny. Find unique gifts and shops like The Rivers Edge, fashion favorites and so much more.

Help support our local communities and businesses so we can continue to enjoy them in the future. Find a full list and variety of local businesses and products on the Wellington County Business Directory.

Continue to shop and support local by supporting local businesses during this time. Gift cards and curb side pick up options are available. See below for more Shop Local Resources. 


Think Minto First Shop Local Logo

Think Minto First

A one-stop-shop to purchase gift cards from amazing local stores and businesses located in the Town of Minto (Harriston, Palmerston, and Clifford). Visit to learn more.


Shop Local Center Wellington Logo

Shop Local CW

Purchase gift cards online from businesses in the Township of Centre Wellington (Fergus, Elora and Belwood). Visit to learn more.


Shop Local Wellington North Logo Shop Wellington North

Online platform for local businesses in Mount Forest, Arthur and surrounding area to put their products for sale online. Feel free to browse, share and shop on this new platform and help support local! Visit


Shop Local Puslinch Logo Shop Local Puslinch 

An online platform to support local businesses through gift certificate purchases that can be used right away. Visit to show your support.


Taste Real Logo Find Local Food with Taste Real

Taste Real Guelph-Wellington has put together a handy list of all Taste Real farms and food businesses with details on how you can purchase from them during COVID-19.


For a full listing of shops and businesses visit the Wellington County Business Directory page.

If you would like to register your business under the Businesses Directory, click here

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