Cottage Life

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Cottage Life 

Cottage Life’s mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of cottage living, for Ontario cottagers whose cottages range from simple, off-grid-cabins to luxurious getaways. Strong how-to and service stories, inspiring ideas and tips, and engaging features about interesting cottagers allows the magazine to entertain and inspire. 

To support this award-winning magazine – and for the latest on all things cottages – visit Cottage Life’s subscription page, where all-access print and digital subscriptions are available

Cottage Life is a longtime National Magazine Award-winning publication, with their accolades now totalling 12 golds, six silvers, and an incredible 84 honourable mentions. The Blue Ant Media publication was Magazine of the Year in 2013 and 2003, and is once again nominated for this prestigious award. Cottage Life is also a top nominated magazine, with four nominations in the categories of One of a Kind and Service Journalism.