Winter 2018 Issue


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.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life & Cabin show
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside Winter 2018


  • Double the Latkes

    Canada’s cinnamon bun queen serves up a crowd-friendly Hanukkah brunch we can all get behind. Plus: new recipes for cocktails.

  • Burn Notice

    Fire is a cottager’s greatest fear. Here’s how to keep your cabin, and the forest all around it, safe.

  • The Big Shots

    For our annual photo contest, we’ve got birds, foxes, storms, even a secret fort. The best of the year will amaze you—and, go figure, sunsets are trending.

  • Dogs: They’re Just Like Us

    We love our furry companions. Check out the most hilarious and canine-tastic shots from our photo contest. Woof!


  • TrueWest

    Get to know the snowmobiling hot spot Valemount, B.C.; how to freshen up your indoor air; cabin gift guide; letting go of a treasured chest; creative face warmers for a Canuck winter; Reporter

  • Workshop

    Flat-wick oil lamp maintenance; how to test the lake ice for thickness; Coleman lantern revival; tricks for thawing out your water pipes; why you need a snow rake; build a stylish (secret) card deck holder

  • Cabin Plans

    Open and airy peak-roofed designs that let in the sunshine.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Mice stoppers; PEX pipe; donating land; tiles; bunkie build in winter.

  • Tour of Duty

    Stuck because of an avalanche? Here’s how the cleanup happens.

  • The List

    Five ways to prep your cottage for winter weather.

  • Style Ideas

    A stunning sauna made with 300-year-old Finnish techniques.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Deep in the snowy wilderness, the wolverine hankers for its next meal.

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