Winter 2022 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 2022


  • The Wing King

    Harness the power of the wind this winter. Discover one cottager’s affordable hobby that will get your adrenaline pumping.

  • Beyond the Lens

    After sorting through thousands of entries, here are the winners of the 2022 CL Photo Contest. And have a laugh at the funniest submissions we came across.

  • Cold Comfort

    Does winter weather at the cottage send a chill up your spine? Here’s how to prevent and fix four seasonal disasters.

  • Bring the Crunch

    The sisters behind Mandy’s Gourmet Salads share a recipe straight from their new cookbook. (P.S. It includes chips!)


  • Waterfront

    The ultimate guide to weasels; Reporter; guess the tracks; our connections to animals; last-minute(funny) gift guide; play Snow Pong; a vendor take-back mortgage for cottage ownership; everything on CL’s wishlist

  • Workshop

    Build a puck rebounder; gift ideas straight from our workshop experts; butt joints; creative uses for cutting boards; stop the draft; guitar made of six types of wood

  • Cottage Q&A

    Is it okay to feed chipmunks?; the truth about furnace fans; insulating the basement ceiling; liability-only insurance; a nesting situation

  • Zim Weighs In

    Thinking about asking your handy friends to help with a reno? You may want to reconsider.

  • Cottage Watch

    What Ontario’s recently passed housing bill means for cottage country.

  • Style Ideas

    Yes, storage can be stylish. These built-in units show you how.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    With its distinct windswept appearance, you’ll pick out this tree from the rest of the forest.

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