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Is the canoe the most beloved icon of the cottage?

As it turned out, the first canoe I looked at was the one I bought. Canvas and cedar, red, double-thwarted, 16 ft.: made in Quebec, so I was informed; built from the mould of the old Chestnut Prospector—the canoe favoured by no less an authority than the author and filmmaker and master canoeist the late … Continued

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8 haunted places across Canada you have to visit

Spooky season—otherwise known as October—wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a place with some haunted history. The storied spots on this list are a must for those eager to experience the paranormal. Just like trick-or-treating or seeing the fall colours, October wouldn’t be the same without a brush with the supernatural. Here are eight … Continued

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This magical A-frame in a rainforest is close to a hot spring

Being lulled to sleep by the light gurgle of the Chilliwack River in a custom A-frame cabin, fishing for sturgeon the size of cows in some of the west coast’s most famous rivers, and soaking your worries away in a natural hot spring—what else could you want in a vacation? British Columbia residents Emily McNally … Continued

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Omar Mouallem confesses his cottage sins: Envy

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… My mom always has something on her phone to show me. It’s guaranteed to be pictures of children, usually … Continued

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Watch how to prepare your boat for removal, transportation, and storage

Fall is here, and it’s time to get your boat out of the water before it freezes over. Loading your boat back onto your trailer can be a time consuming and difficult task. Here are some tips for removing your boat from the water, performing proper engine maintenance, and preparing it for transportation and storage.

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Wild Profile: Meet the clouded sulphur butterfly

The clouded sulphur butterfly doesn’t have a pretty name—but it is pretty. And it’s one of the few butterflies you’ll see in the fall. Like the mourning cloak butterfly, clouded sulphurs feed on late-blooming flowers such as purple aster; the last generation of caterpillars go into hibernation by the end of October, and stay that … Continued

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Roy MacGregor confesses his cottage sins: Wrath

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… Welcome to cottage country—God’s Country…which wasn’t quite as advertised in 2020. If the COVID-19 pandemic was indeed … Continued

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