Cottage Life West will help you enjoy life at the cabin even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.
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Canadians have a history of doing it on the water (canoeing, that is).
Four generations of the Moriarty clan share a single Gull Lake cottage with good humour and a few simple rules.
Firepits and firebowls look good and can go almost anywhere. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.
The dragonfly is a badass predator. Take a look at its amazing feats of flight, stealth, and survival.
Our Western owls are creatures of the night, best viewed away from city lights.
Get to know Pender Island, B.C.; giant rodent fossil; invasive species smackdown; reporter; make ice cream while you boat; sunglass safety; a prickly situation; outhouse homage to beer.
Pizza on the BBQ: blue cheese potato, chicken, prosciutto breakfast, and more; Hawaij spice rub; rosés for summer; smoky Miami ribs; how to grill shrimp; new ways with rhubarb.
Deck cleaning options; unstable dock tips; prefab aluminum deck kit; birch log umbrella stand; installing cedar shingles; tool lending libraries; how to repair a broken fishing rod.
The allure of flannel: lumbersexuals in cottage country.
Mail from our readers.
Radio reception; aircraft cable vs. chain for docks; painting a metal fireplace; growing herbs; snakes in the basement.
Fad diets? The next “it” product? Zim takes a look into the future.
The hottest trends of the summer in decor, woodstoves, appliances, and more, plus an art deco lamp project.
Amphibious vehicles have an undeniable wow factor on the water. Are they practical for ocean- and lake-access cabins?
Meet the meat-eating sundew plant.
Photo entries from our readers.