Mar/Apr 2023 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.

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  • 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 2023


  • The Ghosts of Groundhog Lake

    These rare moose and the family who loves them share decades of history.

  • Talk of the Towns

    Populations are booming in cottage country. But are our rural areas ready for the influx of residents?

  • Death of an Icon?

    Something is threatening our loons. Here’s how cottagers can help.

  • Rise and Fry

    This East Coast breakfast staple is both simple and delicious.


  • Waterfront

    Warmer/cooler box; canoe turns 100; ID-the-bird-bits quiz; Reporter; table collage project; why snakes aren’t so scary; is this the best SPF on the market?; the latest news about a deadly bat fungus; skip these paint colours

  • Workshop

    Buy the best respirator; a knife-sharpening hack; the right to-repair movement; our guide to opening up; why you need a shooting board; quick grill fixes

  • Cottage Q&A

    Rehabbing rusty tools; busting bathtub scum; cleaning up after mice; stinky water solve; saving a cedar fence

  • Cottage Tech

    They’ve come so far! Gadgets now do more than ever.

  • Zim Weighs In

    Why must our lakeside gatherings involve some kind of contest? What happened to simply, you know, gathering?

  • Legacy

    Our reno, dreamed up by the campfire, gave us a glimpse into the lives that came before us and into those left to come.

  • Style Ideas

    Move over bunkie, it’s sauna’s time to shine. Designs in Ontario and B.C. that you’ll love as much as we do.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    When the snow melts in spring, under the cover of darkness, the elusive spotted salamander comes out to play on the forest floor.

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