Winter 2023 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 2023


  • On the Shores of a Lake Just Like Yours or Mine...

    How the proposed sale of a Lake Huron cottage changed human rights law in Canada.

  • How to Win at Winter

    Try one of these 17 ways to truly get into the off-season.

  • The Sure Shots

    Thousands of entries, nine judges, and 16 pages of amazing images. The winners of our annual photo contest. Plus, the pictures that made us laugh.


  • Waterfront

    Why a cottage beats a condo; winter movie guide; Reporter; Michael Smith recipe; mermaid sighting; gear guide; Georgeville tips; snowplow rates; ice bar know-how; naughty bird behaviour

  • Workshop

    Boat-turned-shed DIY; hardwax oil; utility pole maintenance; laminate countertop fixes; beauty wooden wall tiles; fireproof building materials; an app for wildfire resilience; how to use mass timber; oven tune-up

  • Cottage Q&A

    Stinky vent stack; how to stop ceiling mould; white squirrels; knotty wood behaviour; reading weather forecasts

  • Forces for Nature

    A new UN treaty aims to curb worldwide plastic pollution. How you can help.

  • Real Estate

    Time to buy, or to sell? What’s happening with rentals? Expert predictions for the 2024 market.

  • Style Ideas

    How a modern, newly built Quebec cabin carries on treasured family traditions.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Despite some flashy eye gear, the spruce grouse can still be hard to spot on winter’s forest floor.

  • Cottage Glossary

    What’s the sweetest name you can imagine for one of the smelliest vehicles around?

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