August 2022 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake 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 shows
  • 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 August 2022


  • Calories Don’t Count at the Lake

    Make these four totally indulgent, mouth-watering recipes (including one drenched in butter).

  • Oops, I Ate the Whole Bag

    An ode to our favourite snack. Plus, these flavours are strictly Canadian.

  • The Spike Boys

    For 15 years, John Hogue has hosted 24 guys for an epic volleyball tournament. How does he do it?

  • Get Your Game Face On

    Pack a summer’s worth of fun into a weekend with these simple and silly games.

  • In Fine Form

    Feathers are so much more than a bird’s attire.


  • Waterfront

    A tree to-do list; summer book reco; ask the Magic 8 Ball; don’t squish these bugs; Reporter; very cottagey puzzles; understanding our connection to the land; Caesar fun fact; A couple who scooped up property in an estate sale

  • Workshop

    A functional repair that looks good; two-part epoxy rundown; other helpful glues; firm up a sagging cane chair; avoid PT wood in your tinny; extension cord best practices 33 Swinging door fix; cut a round pipe

  • Cottage Tech

    Electric vehicles may have finally evolved enough for your cottage commute.

  • Zim Weighs In

    Don’t like board games? Zim has a way to make it fun.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Brain freeze explanation; when to stain a deck; permits for tent saunas; plant a bee-friendly garden

  • Solutions

    A new roof can work harder for you and benefit the environment.

  • Style Ideas

    This cottager restored a ’50s relic and filled it with her favourite things.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    A bright red flower that’s pollinated by one cottage-country bird.

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