Mar/Apr 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 Mar/Apr 2022


  • Meet the YouTubers

    By documenting the build of their off-grid cottage, the Macklins have captured the attention of a loyal online community.

  • Secrets of the Outboard Whisperers

    With our engine experts’ helpful advice, you’ll understand your outboard’s bad habits and basic needs in no time.

  • The Usual Suspects

    Chances are your cottage environment is home to some pesky critters (we’re looking at you, mice). Here’s how to live with them so they don’t drive you batty.

  • What Fresh Heaven Is This?

    Whip up lunch in 20 minutes by making these savoury biscuits and a spring soup that you can enjoy hot or cold.


  • Waterfront

    Get-ready checklist; Indigenous clothing check-in; beer and chip pairings; lazy meals, ranked; Blue jay party trick; Reporter; who wore it better: dog edition; LBZ Canada is back; sailing dinghy call-out; wind farms vs. hoary bats; T-Rexy update; buy land, build a yurt, save money

  • Workshop

    Spring window tune-ups; pre-gapped spark plug check; sharpen your garden tools; how to store and clean your files; tie a timber hitch; square up with math; when to shock your well; sneaky screw trick

  • Cottage Q&A

    Bring back a pontoon’s shine; disappearing ant mystery; meal planning cheat sheet; compost for the birds; cottage prices forecast

  • Zim Weighs In

    Volunteering has its perks...and its downfalls.

  • Real Estate

    COVID has changed the cottage real estate game. So what are people doing? Buying (or moving) further away.

  • Style Ideas

    A multi-generational new build that’s set up for maximum family time.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Spring is the time to admire the bright-eyed wood duck’s colourful plumage.

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