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.
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Sure, the beaver is on our nickel, but is it really Canada’s national animal? Our writers make the case for five underrated critters.
This couple fell in love with the East Coast and updated a seaside cottage with inspiration from Maud Lewis, traditional log cabins, and their own history.
You maintain your cottage, but what about the area around it? Here’s how to tackle common landscaping problems and get your property looking its best.
Get ready to host an outdoor dinner party this summer with these five flavourful recipes that you can cook over a campfire.
New currency suggestions; Reporter; how Canadian are you?; Canadian snack decider; a boat eight years in the making; yay or nay: TV at the cottage; CL staff beer picks; how a late ice-off affects loons; friends offset costs by co-owning a cottage
Show your canoe some love; a clever upcycled coffee table; genius Muskoka chair modification; off-grid security camera; stabilize your floating dock; use a Robertson screwdriver; fashion a quick jig
The mystery of the patio light bulb thief; mice fabric preferences; sunscreen’s effect on your lake; how to patch a floatie; the only things you need to wash your dock
Ever tried to explain what a cottage is while abroad? It may not be as Canadian as you think.
The line between appreciating Indigenous cultures and appropriating them is thin—here’s how cottagers can understand the difference.
These three tiny cabins on the scorched B.C. landscape were built by a global community.
American goldfinches sport a bright yellow coat to attract a mate in the summer before ditching their flashy clothes come winter.