The quintessential Canadian cottager's magazine, Cottage Life has been in print since 1988, and is now published six times per year. Featuring seasonal articles on life at the cottage, and showcasing exceptional and unusual cottages from the countless cottaging regions across Canada, Cottage Life is written with a practical tone and a generous helping of humour. Readers share their own tips for making life easier away from the city, and real-life novice and long-time cottagers figure prominently in most of the magazine's articles. The true strength of this publication lies in the fact that the staff, the writers and the contributors are all devoted cottagers themselves, and this shines through in every issue.
In addition to regular features that include decorating ideas that real-life cottage owners can afford, family-tested food and drink recipes, informational articles on the environment and wildlife, gardening tips, and evaluations of traditional and brand new construction materials and techniques, Cottage Life also runs various annual features. The Real Estate Guide, although limited to Ontario cottage regions, provides an informative and eye-opening look at current market conditions, and the yearly photography and recipe contests allow readers to show-off their artistic gifts and culinary skills. Celebrating all aspects of cottage living, Cottage Life has something for everyone in the family, and makes an entertaining and valuable contribution to any cottage reading shelf.