In the Fall 2021 Issue

Garland will make you happy

Yoga’s garland pose has strong grounding properties to help us realign and tap into downward flowing energy.

Filling the gaps of knowledge

From protecting lake health to battling homelessness, research projects involving community members and student scientists provide critical support for researchers.

Citizen science

The value of community involvement in research can be measured in part through results that reach far beyond the original project scope.

Aliens in your backyard

UFOs – unidentified flora (and fauna) objects – can be overpowered if you nurture native plants and animals. In the process, your environment will become substantially more welcoming.

The dock days of summer

The highs and lows of installing a new dock: let the berthing – and the floating parties – begin.

Sunshine inside and out

The aerie-like position of this cabin offers a living experience like no other. Cue epic views, and a modern kitchen that burns bright like the sun.

Log cabins two ways

To paint or not to paint, that is the question. The rustic vibe of a classic log-built home is as popular as ever, but which one do you like better?

Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes

Susan Brooks shares two of her favourite recipes featuring the sweet sap from her sugar shack.

By Colin and Justin

The dock days of summer

The highs and lows of installing a new dock: let the berthing – and the floating parties – begin.

Keeping it real estate

Even astride a buoyant real estate market, you can still tailor your cabin’s aesthetic to maximize profitability. Here are the basic steps to help tempt those big bucks.

Shower with praise

Good surface design is nothing without a proper foundation.

Sunshine inside and out

The aerie-like position of this cabin offers a living experience like no other. Cue epic views, and a modern kitchen that burns bright like the sun.

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Escape to the Country

Escape to the country

Moving to a historic home in Gravenhurst was part of the healing process for Andy and Kelly Warne and their children following a life-changing car crash.

Escape to the country

Rick and Susan Brooks built their home on land once owned by Rick’s great grandfather.

Escape to the country

A passive home in a beautiful setting on Eagle Lake lured Dana and Rose from Arizona for the good vibes of a four-season wonderland

Come from away

Lakeside living encourages people to scale back and explore the New Rural Lifestyle.

Architecture and Design

Heat wave

Red is hot. Red is associated with energy, love, power and danger. Pepper your home with this vibrant tone and let the flames of passion dance high.

Stone age

Using Canadian Shield rock inside your home will help your decor blend with what you see outside.

Sunshine inside and out

The aerie-like position of this cabin offers a living experience like no other. Cue epic views, and a modern kitchen that burns bright like the sun.

Fall for orange

Looking for a spot of zesty home design inspo this season? Then look no further than the fall’s changing leaves and opt for orange.

Read the complete Fall 2021 issue

Outdoors and Entertainment

Star in a bottle

Forget celebrity tequila. And whisky, too. A veritable Who’s Who of the entertainment industry have recently launched some exceptional new wines.

Home bar none

When it’s time to welcome guests back to your rustic retreat, up the ante with a home bar that screams ‘Lounge Lizard.’

Seasonal tune up

Stop, stoop, pick, smell, observe and contemplate the many changes taking place in your garden at this precise moment.

Shedding light on a garden escape

Bring a little cottage vibe to any backyard by transforming a shed into a private retreat.

Environment

Filling the gaps of knowledge

From protecting lake health to battling homelessness, research projects involving community members and student scientists provide critical support for researchers.

The Ribbon of Life

The ribbon of life

The transitional area between aquatic and terrestrial is a critical habitat for local wildlife and requires our collective small-scale efforts to reduce the effects of climate change.

Aliens in your backyard

UFOs – unidentified flora (and fauna) objects – can be overpowered if you nurture native plants and animals. In the process, your environment will become substantially more welcoming.

Citizen science

The value of community involvement in research can be measured in part through results that reach far beyond the original project scope.

A Note from Colin and Justin

Hello, and welcome to Here with Colin and Justin. The very essence of life in the rural space, Here is an exciting, quarterly magazine based in Ontario’s magical Cottage Country. With the emphasis on informative, inspirational content, our new mag will be a style bible, a lifestyle compass and a guide to all that's good in cottage country.

Here: Exploring the New Rural Lifestyle

The New Rural Lifestyle is what happens when you add thousands of new, capable people to established, small country communities. It’s entrepreneurial. It’s real. It involves shifting the focus from oneself to what’s around you, fully engaging with the people and landscape of one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Here With Colin and Justin is the standard bearer of the New Rural Lifestyle. Here shows newcomers how to settle, connect, grow and make a difference. Here gives them the tools and information they need to make the most of rural life, and the most of life itself.

Advertise with us and reach one of the highest value markets in Canada

Here is about:

  • Building homes that reflect values of quality, durability, sustainability and responsibility;
  • How towns are revitalizing and reinventing themselves;
  • Setting up successful professional practices, businesses, shops and workshops;
  • Engaging in volunteer opportunities;
  • Solving problems and building communities;
  • Enjoying the outdoors and nature;
    Living an authentic life.

Here connects you with one of the highest value markets in Canada. Our readership has sold their city homes – often with huge profits. They need new homes, renovations and everything those involve. Here readers are high consumers of recreational equipment, travel, dining, watercraft, sustainable building products, alternative energy systems and energy-efficient appliances. They have the income and wealth of city dwellers, without huge mortgages and other expenses that limit their disposable income. Here readers are all-in, full-time, and you have the opportunity to help them settle and grow.

On any given day, Here readers are buying and leasing commercial properties to start businesses; looking at better ways to heat their homes; considering the right vehicle for tougher winters and country roads; thinking about local adventure activities and distant adventure vacations; hosting friends and family; taking up new sports; managing their income and investments; starting new hobbies and pursuing old ones; optimizing their lives with technology, from internet services to smart homes.

Here is where they are. Here is where you need to be.