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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We asked seven of Canada’s top writers to confess how the cottage can bring out the best (and the worst) in us.
When they had to replace their falling-down A-frame, this Thunder Bay, Ont., family found a surprising solution for their new camp.
Is your cottage foundation on its last legs? How to tell—and how to fix it.
Get it while it’s hot! Expert secrets for using rubs, sauces, and glazes. Plus, essential barbecue maintenance tips.
Top 10 opening weekend activities; a cottage tragedy silver lining; what’s an AED?; Ötillö: the hottest new cottage pastime; better internet is coming; grill this, not that; Reporter; cottages are expensive—consider a condo
Five different deck railing designs; smelly outhouse solution; soldering vs. brazing vs. welding; fishing gear fix-up; build this light for uneven surfaces; get in shape for DIY season; a clever solar pontoon conversion
Mice and matches fire concerns; how to save birds and preserve your view; is two-ply safe for septics?; cedar shake maintenance; new insurance hikes.
It’s a tale as old as time: quiet cottagers vs. noisy wakeboaters. Is there a way to enjoy these activities and keep the peace?
Sharing the waterfront—it’s easier said than done. But it’s for the best when you learn to get along with your neighbours.
These two young families updated a dated bungalow with a fresh look by sharing the load (and the fun).
Flower flies, which are often mistaken for bees, neither sting nor bite, but they’re a similarly important pollinator.