The Spring Cottage Life Show Signals The Start Of Summer Planning


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The 2019 Spring Cottage Life Show runs Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24 at The International Centre in Mississauga

Can’t-miss special celebrity appearances from Cottage Life TV personalities, Danielle Bryk, the new Bondi Vets, Hope For Wildlife’s Hope Swinimer and The Brojects

After a long winter, Cottage Life is celebrating bright skies ahead at the annual four-day Spring Cottage Life Show, taking place from Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24 at the International Centre in Mississauga. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Show, which is the largest, premier, one-stop destination to get ready for summer. Taking up 400,000 square feet across five halls, the show boasts 600 exhibitors offering visitors the chance to browse and shop everything related to cottaging and outdoor living, including:  boats, docks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, information on builders and contractors, innovative building products, eco-friendly solutions, indoor and outdoor furniture, grills, gazebos, cottage decor, food and more.

The renowned Real Estate Centre returns with the largest annual gathering of more than 500 Cottage Realtors with new cottage listings from more than 36 different lake regions in Ontario. Other highlights include a walk-through model cottage from Bonneville Homes, beverage sampling at the Dock Party and cooking demos on the Cottage Kitchen Stage. Special this year, the BBC Earth channel gives attendees an immersive stargazing experience inside an pop-up planetarium.

Celebrity appearances at this year’s show include: Danielle Bryk from Cottage Life’s brand new series The Bryk Cottage; Cottage Life TV personalities, Brojects, Andrew and Kevin Buckles; Cottage Realtor, Rob Serediuk from Cottage Life’s What’s For Sale; Hope Swinimer from the hit series Hope For Wildlife and the debut appearance of two Australian celebrity vets who star in the new series Bondi Vets: Coast to Coast.

2019 Spring Cottage Life Show Highlights:

The Main Stage – Cottage Life brings its best-in-class expertise, advice and ideas to life on stage. (Hall 2) For the full mainstage schedule, click here.

  • Behind the Scenes of a brand new Cottage Life series with Danielle Bryk. Danielle Bryk takes the stage in a Q&A format with Cottage Life magazine Editor-in-Chief and Cottage Life TV’s Director of Content to discuss filming the brand new documentary series, The Bryk Cottage. The audience is treated to a sneak peek of the new series and the opportunity to ask questions about creating a Cottage Life TV series.
  • Bondi Vets – All the way from Down Under, Dr. Alex Hynes and Dr. Peter Ricci, two vets featured in the brand new series, Bondi Vets: Coast to Coast, are in Canada for a special appearance at the Spring Cottage Life Show. Alex and Peter share helpful info on pet care at the cottage and take questions from the audience.
  • Hope For Wildlife – Hope Swinimer, star of the long-running Cottage Life series, Hope For Wildlife, now in Season 9, shares helpful tips about living in harmony with wildlife at the cottage. Hope has best practices from her decades of experience running a wildlife rescue facility in Nova Scotia.
  • Additional stage presentations and demonstrations include: financing tips for building a new cottage with advice from a CIBC financial representative; best practices for succession planning with legal expert Peter Lillico; tips for renting your cottage with a spokesperson CanadaStays; how to care for trees on your cottage property; and beautiful design ideas for your cottage with Angela Jones from Lakeshore Designs.

For full Main Stage schedule click here.

The Cottage Life Booth – The flagship booth is a hub for seasoned cottagers and first-time attendees. Cottage Life magazine’s team will be on hand to chat about all things related to cottaging and outdoor living as well as offer a special show-discount on Cottage Life subscriptions. Over the course of the weekend, Danielle Bryk; Kevin & Andrew Buckles, aka the Brojects; Hope For Wildlife’s Hope Swinimer; and Dr. Alex Hynes and Dr. Peter Ricci, the Australian celebrity vets from Bondi Vets: Coast to Coast are on hand to take pictures and chat with attendees. (Hall 2)

Model Cottage This year’s walk-through model cottage gives attendees a look inside a fully-furnished and customizable layout from Bonneville Homes. (Hall 4)

The Dock Party – The always-popular dock party gives attendees a chance to kick back and take a load off with a great mix of food and beverages to sample. This year’s Dock Party samples premium beer from Muskoka Brewery, as well as craft cocktails from Crafty Elk Hard Juice, Social Lite, Walter Caesar and Georgian Bay Spirit Co. Sample sales will benefit the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative. Additionally,’s DIY expert, Adam Holman, visits the Dock Party to show visitors how to make their own simple, one-step bottle openers (Hall 2)

Cottage Workshop – Cottage Shed This year, veteran Cottage Life carpenter extraordinaire, Wayne Lennox, spends the four-day event demonstrating how to build what every cottage property needs–a great shed. All lumber is supplied by Home Hardware and visitors can enter their names for a chance to win the finished shed. (Hall 5)

Cottage Kitchen Stage – The Cottage Kitchen brings tasty outdoor entertaining ideas with daily cooking demonstrations and free samples. Cottage Life resident cook Tony Armstrong is back this year to whip up beer-cheese dip, roasted buffalo-wing cauliflower and bacon brussels sprouts. Chef Jo Lusted, host of the TV series Compete to Eat, shows attendees how to make great farm-to-table recipes using locally grown products; Outdoor Canada magazine editor, Scott Gardner, shares his time-honoured process for cleaning and preparing fresh fish. (Hall 5)

Planetarium – A special inflatable planetarium, sponsored by the BBC Earth channel, will offer attendees the chance to stargaze and learn more about the wonders of the universe.

Wildlife Centre – Showgoers get up close to some of the wildlife that inhabits cottage country including birds of prey, such as owls and falcons, courtesy of Wild Ontario and amazing reptiles from Scales Nature Park. Additionally, the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary provides information on how they help rescued animals in Muskoka. (Hall 5)

Cottage Games – Show-goers needing a fun break from the aisles will love the games area, complete with interactive, kid-friendly games including a giant Four In A Row, a Tumbling Tower and washer and bean bag tosses. This area offers attendees the chance to win a stand-up paddle board, courtesy of Subaru. (Hall 4)

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For the latest show additions, online tickets, event times and more information about the 2019 Spring Cottage Life Show, visit

Thursday, March 21 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 22 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 23 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 24 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The International Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

FREE PARKING (more than 7,000 parking spaces available)

Adult (18+)                  $25 (valid any one day of show)

Youth (13-17)              $10 (valid any one day of show)

Children (under 13)    FREE

Weekend Pass             $30 (valid all four days of the show, with re-admission)

Seniors (65+)               $15 (valid one day on Thursday and Friday only)

Super Saver (18+)       $20 (valid any one day on Thursday, Friday or Sunday)

Thursday and Friday evening special: Save $4 after 4 p.m. on Adult Admission

Parking is FREE at The International Centre


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