20 things you’ll find in every Canadian cottage

Just like every family, every cottage is unique. Maybe your cottage has a display of off-colour postcards pinned to one wall, souvenirs of past family vacations. Maybe your family enjoys breaking out the 40-year-old cribbage board each night (you know, the one that uses matchsticks for markers because you lost the pegs ages ago).

Quirks aside, there are certain things that seem to pop up at every single Canadian cottage—meaning you’re likely to feel at home, no matter whose lakeside retreat you visit.