Winter 2003 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 Winter 2003


  • Going To The Wall

    If they've been hanging around, try hanging them up.

  • La Tour De BeBelles

    When architects André Lessard and Barbara Dewhirst designed a low-impact, low-maintenance cottage for their own family, the result was a triangle in the trees.

  • 13th Annual Photo Contest

    Northern Exposure: Presenting the winners in Life at the Cottage, Landscape, and Nature.

  • The Last Laugh

    They didn’t win, but they sure made us snicker. Funny photo outtakes.

  • A Winter's Table

    Celebrate the season with this solstice feast.

  • The Cottage Wide Web

    Make that mouse work for you: a comprehensive guide of must-see sites for cottagers.

  • Spirits of the Deep

    Exploring the lost world of Georgian Bay's wrecks.


  • On the Waterfront

    Lake of the Woods swingers; cottage country bounces back; quest for the ring; a loony disguise; the classic strike-anywhere match; not-so-required reading

  • Puttering

    Building a septic tank hatch; the voltage meter: nothing's shocking; the right axe for the right job; turned on by the pressure switch; a clean start on the BBQ; rolling anchors; deer repeller

  • Cottage Q&A

    A bathroom for all seasons; case of the broken toilet cracked; cornblasting that paint away; bug light banditry; doggie paws de-sapped.

  • Cottage Finds

    Candles in the wood: Turn a birch log into a beautiful holder

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Love in a cold climate: While the rest of us hibernate, the beaver gets frisky.

  • Weekender

    Finding light in the darkness.

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