In each issue of Cottage Life you'll find answers to your cottage questions, delicious recipes, design ideas, and stories of other interesting cottagers and some wildlife too



The Missing Link
By David Zimmer

When you can’t get there from here, it may be time to build a bridge.

Saturday Night at the Molou
By Charles Long

Haliburton's big-screen theatre has been entertaining cottagers for more than 60 years. Oh yeah, and it plays movies too.

The Iconic Conifer
By Michelle Kelly

A celebration of the white pine, from its roots up, and up, and up.

Winnipeg Beaches

By Shel Zolkewich. How three towns became linked by a railway, a storm-tossed lake, and cottagers’ memories of the good ol' days.

Flower Bower

By Dennis Smith. Chip away at this log-turned-planter. It's a natural for cottage carvers.

Striking Distance

If lightning comes too close to the cottage, don’t get frazzled, get grounded.

Sweet on Berries
By Jane Rodmell

Easy recipes for every occasion using summer's juiciest fruit.

The Natural Garden: Part 3
By Lorraine Johnson

The Wild Bunch – Got a pine patch or septic bed? These native species can tough out the most troublesome planting challenges.


Task Master

Repairing punished paddles

Real Tools

The Jackall gets you pumped up


Take a circular saw blade for a spin

In the Works

The cordless drill/driver

Bright Ideas

A flapper-free toilet

Great Inventions

Mooring whips; TV tower dock

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