June/July 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 June/July 2022


  • The Queen of Baie Fine

    With decades’ worth of unbelievable stories (she punched a bear!), Christina Jones may well be the most interesting cottager on Georgian Bay.

  • Years in the Making

    We’re celebrating 35 years with the best advice you’ve learned from CL, stories that did (and didn’t) age well, and new classics you can’t live without at the lake.

  • Rewriting the Next Chapter

    Losing a partner means learning how to experience life and the cottage in a new way without forgetting the past.

  • Still Eating After All These Years

    From go-to snacks and quick, easy meals (and cocktails) to our most-raved about recipes, these dishes have stood the test of time.


  • Waterfront

    How to use a dream catcher; the s’mores’ rise to campfire fame; cottages and cottagers from the archives, revisited; Reporter; Ontario’s best butter tarts; CL rebrands gone wrong; A mortgage-free shared tiny home with a car-less commute

  • Workshop

    Trick out your Muskoka chair; yes, you can re-establish vegetation along your shoreline; boat access made easy; the tools you need—and the ones you don’t; energy-efficient updates from floor to ceiling

  • Cottage Q&A

    How to protect turtle eggs; damp basement solutions; the effectiveness of deer whistles; what is “cottage country” around Ottawa?

  • Zim Weighs In

    When DIYers think they know best, how do you tell them they don’t?

  • Style Ideas

    The cottage is prime real estate for displaying our collections. There’s a surprising reason why we do it (and how much money what we’ve collected can be worth).

  • Nature Scrapbook

    This Canadian icon is territorial, a diving specialist, and can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h in the air.

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