Winter 2008 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 2008


  • The Winter Picnic

    Surprise! Lunch outdoors in winter is great fun. Here’s how one cottager does it up delicious. Recipes by Ruth Gangbar.

  • Every Pixel Tells a Story

    Digital ruled the day this year, and the selection was outstanding. Presenting the 12 winners of our 19th annual photo contest.

  • Rocket Science

    What makes your toboggan go really, really fast? We’ve got the answer. Wheee!

  • Tales of a Three-Day Makeover

    How HGTV turned one family’s rustic cottage into a year-round residence—in 72 hours.

  • Last Laughs

    These photo contest shots are tops because they tickle our funny bones! Have a guffaw with animal antics, silly stunts, and funny flyers. View these grinners online. Plus, it's your chance to enter our funny caption contest.


  • On the Waterfront

    My favourite logger; Off-season connecting; Snowflakes; Don’t Ask Zim!; Reporter; Skating Lake Superior; Traffic facts; SPOT satellite messenger; Georgian Bay book; Rescue stories

  • Puttering

    Serving tray; Finding drafts; Replacing your fridge; Neat tools for DIYers; Magnetic nail finder; Replacing a floorboard; Cottage-version Zamboni; paper-bag fire starter

  • Cottage Q&A

    When to feed hummingbirds; canned goods safety; docks in winter; ice hut rules; making a curling rink.

  • Cottage Style

    All that glitters: Is your glassware worth more than you thought?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Furtive feline: In winter, you may see cougar tracks in cottage country, but where are the cats?

  • Weekender

    Cottage holidays you may not know.

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