10 great things to see at the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show


1. Enjoy outdoor living at the cottage or at home and visit with over 250 exhibitors to get you ready to enjoy the season ahead.

2. Kick back and relax at our Dock Party and sample some delicious beverages from Muskoka Brewery. Plus, enjoy live musical performances by artist Dylan Holton.

3. Find your next dream property! The Cottage Real Estate Centre brings together eastern Ontario and western Quebec leading real estate organizations – all under one roof.

4. Don’t miss special appearances by Cottage Life TV stars Danielle Bryk from The Bryk Cottage and Hope Swinimer from Hope For Wildlife. Our Main Stage schedule is full of informative and entertaining presentations each day of the show. Check out the full schedule here.

5. Chat with Cottage Life magazine Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Kelly in the Cottage Life booth.

6. Visit our new backyard garden area. A contemporary outdoor oasis with custom outdoor furniture, a beautiful hot tub, and a screened gazebo by Canadian Spa Co and Garden Shed Ottawa.

7. Enter our door prize for a chance to win a free metal roof (Maximum value of $25,000) courtesy of TORRC – The Ottawa Roofing & Renovation Co. Inc.

8. The General Store is where you will find great cash and carry items ranging from handcrafted goods to food and artisans products. Check out the full list of exhibitors here.

9. Stop by the Cottage Life booth and check out our fresh new show-exclusive spring apparel. While you are there, pick up a button and represent your cottage region proudly.

10. Don’t forget to complete our online survey after attending our show and enter for your chance to WIN a Yamaha EF2000iS Generator, courtesy of Pride Marine/Pride PowerSports, valued at $1,349.

For full show details, please visit The show opens this Friday, and runs until Sunday. Get your tickets now here

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