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Tips for providing shore access to your dock

Choosing the right dock for your cottage property requires carefully considering your shoreline, the makeup the lake’s bottom and what you’ll be using your dock for. But once you’ve found your perfect dock, there’s one...

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What type of dock is right for your shoreline?

It’s a scene that’s ubiquitous with cottage country; enjoying a cool drink under the hot summer sun, sitting on your dock surrounded by family and friends. There’s no doubt that docks are as integral to cottage life as...

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Pro tips for anchoring your dock

We’ve all been there—who hasn’t had to board a boat at some point during an otherwise lazy summer afternoon to rescue an errant floating dock? That’s why when it comes to choosing the perfect dock system for your cottage...

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Dealing with your dock in the winter

After one of the coldest and harshest Canadian winters in the last two decades, be prepared to make some extra repairs when you open your cottage for the summer—particularly if you never got around to taking your dock out of the...

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20 breakfast hacks to make the most of your weekend

When one of our too-few long weekends finally arrives during our too-short summers, we're too busy firing up the grill, enjoying the water, or hitting the beach with a cooler full of chilled Coronas to be bothered with preparing a...

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Time to reconnect: Zafar and Lily-Anne

Zafar has always been a confident man. He was certain the first time he saw Lily-Anne that she would agree to go on a date with him. Then, after a night of dinner and disco dancing, he was positive that she would one day be his...

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Sandbanks Summer Village aims to offer a new type of cottage community

Cottage Advisors Canada is building a new type of cottage community in Canada. Howard Hall started Cottage Advisors in the US, building cottage communities in Maine and Massachusetts. Howard and his team took the lessons learned...

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