Winter 2017 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 2017


  • Flip-Flops in the Snow

    Canadians love the cold season! Meet a family that embraces the best of winter fun: polar bear dips, hot tubs, and all-day shinny.

  • Take Your Pixel

    Presenting the winners of our annual photo contest: wish-you-were-there shots, jaw-dropping scenery, and one unbelievable extreme close-up.

  • A Shot of Laughter

    Sometimes a picture is good because it makes us chuckle. Here are the funniest pics from our photo contest.

  • This Is Us

    Cottage Life, your go-to cottage source, is 30! We look back at our fondest (and strangest) moments.


  • Waterfront

    Get winter supplies at Summerland in Ryde Township, Ont.; Reporter; more snow on the way; ice house tale; book gift picks; winter sun care; boat show prep; you call your outhouse what?

  • Workshop

    How to thrive in the cold; outhouse seat hack; keep winter water pipes flowing; snowmobile spark plug tips; recover traction with Maxtrax; firewood cutting primer; wooden toboggan shelf project

  • Feast: winter weekend meals

    No-fuss meals for winter weekend visits; mussels in white wine; easy bran muffins; lentil soup with sausage; cooking water safety; Belgian-style beef in beer; Dutch baby, two ways

  • Cottage Q&A

    Raft removal; attacking dog; wet windowsill; missing mice; cougar tracks?

  • Solutions

    New off-grid appliances make it easy to unplug.

  • In Like Zim

    I love good cottage photos. But what’s with all the selfies?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Eastern white cedars provide sustenance and shelter in the cold.

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