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Is the canoe the ultimate, ahem, pleasure-craft?

For as long as couples have paddled together, there has been a bit of a wink-wink, nudge-nudge undercurrent to the fine art of canoeing. It was the late Pierre Berton who was credited with the line—though he later denied it was his—“A true Canadian is one who can make love in a canoe without tipping.” … Continued

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Are you using the right fastener for the job?

If your cottage has been in the family for a while, there’s likely some old coffee cans or glass jars filled with miscellaneous nails, screws, bolts, and other hardware. But before you dig into them for your next project, it’s important to know the proper fastener for the job that you’re tackling.  Featured Video

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8 epic photos of cottagers having fun on the water

There’s no place we’d rather be than at the cottage. But, if we had to pick one thing about being at the lake that we love the most, it’s the lake itself—and it looks like you’d pick the same. Whether you’re paddling, swimming, jumping off the dock, or floating in the sunshine, it’s clear the … Continued

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The most impressive photos from the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards

After receiving more than 22,000 images from all around the world, the winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year have been chosen. The winner of the £5,000 grand prize (approx. $8,771 CAD) has been awarded to Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto. The winning photograph shows a roadrunner looking up at the U.S.-Mexico border with confusion. … Continued

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Dragonfly, kangaroos among Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have released a list of images shortlisted for the 2021 competition. After receiving hundreds of images from around the globe, the list has been narrowed to 42. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for the image that made them laugh out loud the loudest for the Affinity Photo … Continued

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40 year survey sheds light on the future of loon populations in Canada

There may be trouble brewing on the horizon for the common loon (Gavia immer). Birds Canada has released a summary report for its Canadian Lakes Loon Survey (CLLS) program, pulling together all of the data collected by over 4000 volunteer citizen scientists since the program began 40 years ago. The report shows a significant decrease … Continued

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Linda O’Leary declared not guilty in fatal boat crash

Linda O’Leary has been acquitted of the charge of careless operation of a vessel stemming from a 2019 boat crash that killed two people on Lake Joseph. The crash occurred on the night of August 24. O’Leary was driving her boat back to her cottage after a dinner party and her husband, businessman and television … Continued

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Unreal places to watch the sunset across Canada

There’s nothing better than being at the cottage, watching the sunset (possibly with a drink of something alongside). And while everyone is pretty sure their dock is the best spot to catch the most spectacular colours, there are some places where the sunsets are…well, extra special.  Here are some of the most popular spots, with … Continued

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This genius hammock stand is made from a single sheet of plywood

Who doesn’t love a good swing in a hammock? But finding suitably distanced trees in the right location—facing the right direction—is tough. The solution is a hammock stand, and if you elect to buy one, the choices are pretty straightforward: metal stands run about $150 and are consistently rated “flimsy.” More robust (and beautiful) laminated wood … Continued

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Versatile new pontoon boat hitting the waves soon

Love the sporty handling of a personal watercraft, but need the passenger capacity of a pontoon boat? Sea-Doo’s all-new Switch, a sporty jet boat, aims to deliver the best of both worlds. Coming to dealer showrooms in January, the Switch isn’t a single model, but an all-new family of jet-powered pontoon boats offered in lengths … Continued

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Clive Thompson confesses his cottage sins: Pride

Pride, wrath, envy, sloth, lust, greed, gluttony—the cottage can bring out the best and the worst in us. We asked seven of Canada’s top writers to come clean about their cottage sins. I Have a Confession to Make… When I was a child in the ’70s, seeing a deer outside my cottage was a treasured moment.  We … Continued

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