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Gone Fishing

Friday, 29 July 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Greetings from Ontario cottage country, where I am lounging on a dock on the shores of Lake Simcoe.

No (real) blog from me this week – I’m on holiday – but as I sit here considering the view and my lifelong roots in this province’s cottage country (oh how I miss Christian Island), it’s got me thinking about how Ontario’s cottage culture compares to my adopted home province of British Columbia’s (where they’re called cabins not cottages.)

How are they different and is it possible to choose a favourite? Your thoughts are welcome on that one so please think about it and talk amongst yourselves over the long weekend and I’ll report back next Friday when I come up for air.

Be safe and have a wonderful extended weekend one and all.

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  • Doublem

    As an Ontarian who now calls Calgary home but summers in the Okanagan, Muskoka will always hold a place in my heart. The Okanagan is beautiful but nothing beats the peace and tranquility of Ontario cottage country.

  • BrainofMorbius

    In the U.S. there isn’t much reference to the term cottage as a rural getaway – almost universally they are called cabins even if they are massive structures with all the modern conveniences, as long as they are in the woods or along an isolated shoreline….

    When I think of “cottage” I think Medieval era home, and with “cabin” prehistoric yet self- sufficient retreat from the wild.

    You do hear the term cottage here in real estate, as a way of making a small home sound picturesque and quaint, so its been corrupted as a term by marketing and commercialism.