March 21-24, 2024 | International Centre, Mississauga
Explore cottage country, all under one roof
Get ready to open up the cottage with us at the 29th Spring Cottage Life Show. Meet builders, contractors, and exhibitors and get the latest intel on docks, innovative construction products, and eco-friendly solutions. Check out stylish decor options, arts and crafts, food and entertaining ideas, exciting water toys, and much more.
It’s our 29th annual kickoff to summertime fun, and we can’t for you to spend the weekend with us at our cottage!
Find the 2023 show map here.
Show Features and Events
Find best-in-class expertise, advice, and tips on buying, selling, and owning a cottage; renovations and DIY projects; and the latest cottage design trends. Our experts will help you get the most out of your cottage life.
Drop in at the Cottage Workshop for expert answers to questions about your latest builds and DIY dream projects. This year, veteran Cottage Life carpenter extraordinaire Wayne Lennox and build partner Brian Halbot are building a swing and — best part! — you can enter for a chance to win one….
Exclusively for Spring Cottage Life Show attendees: Enter for your chance to win one (1) grand prize of a $5,000 gift card to Rove Board Co. courtesy of Aviva
Get in on some friendly competition with the whole family! Show off your game-winning skills at life-sized Jenga, ladder ball, and more.
Cottage Real Estate Centre Whether you’re looking for land for a new build, a turnkey rental, or a cozy cabin that’s ready to renovate, the Cottage Real Estate Centre is where cottagers-to-be can meet with realtors from all over Ontario. It’s your one-stop shop for listings without leaving the city.
The Cottage Kitchen offers up tasty entertaining ideas and cooking demonstrations all day long. Stop by to discover delicious, cottage-friendly recipes for your next feast and meet chefs featured in our magazine and on Cottage Life TV. The Cottage Kitchen is sponsored by Foodland.
Browse the best handcrafted, artisanal, and niche Canadian-made goods, including ironwork, art, decor items, edible treats, and amazing gifts for any cottager in the General Store & Trading Post areas of the show.
Mix and mingle in the show’s social hub, proudly serving Muskoka Brewery, Dark Horse Estate wine, Bobcaygeon Brewing and other tasty beverages. Sit back, relax, and sip while supporting a great cause. Drink ticket proceeds go to one of our favourite charities, Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
Get up close and personal with the constellations in the inflatable planetarium and learn about stars, planets, moons, comets, galaxies, and more.
Learn about the rehabilitation efforts of Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and find out how to distinguish between Ontario’s semi-aquatic species.
We can’t wait to see you!
Show Dates & Hours
Thursday, March 21: 12pm – 6pm
Friday, March 22: 10am – 8pm
Saturday, March 23: 9am – 7pm
Sunday, March 24: 10am – 5pm
A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first served basis at the entrance upon request. See the ticket takers for assistance.
The International Centre is wheelchair accessible at entrance and restrooms.
You can park in one of 5,000 free parking spaces!
The Malton GO Station is located adjacent to the International Centre across the railway tracks. Please use the tunnel walkway between the Malton GO Station and the International Centre.
Please visit the GO Transit website for more information.
We love cottage dogs, but kindly ask that you leave your dog at home. This includes purse-sized pooches. Service animals welcome.
Find the 2023 show map here.
Ticket holders acknowledge and consent that your likeness may be captured in photo or video materials and published by media and/or the Cottage Life Show. Photographs and video may be used in all forms of communication, including but not limited to publicity, broadcast, newspaper, and digital properties without compensation to ticket holders.
Please note that while Blue Ant Media, Cottage Life Show and the International Center continue to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like Cottage Life Show and International Center, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure.