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 28th 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 28th annual kickoff to summertime fun, and we can’t wait to see you at our cottage!
Find the 2023 digital show guide here.
Show Features and Events
Stay hydrated, courtesy of BBC Earth Thanks to BBC Earth’s Watering Hole you can stay hydrated while you shop the show! And while you’re filling your bottle, check out the breathtaking new TV series Serengeti, airing on BBC Earth; now in free preview. Sponsored by:
Live your best cottage country life in the city. Get up close and personal with the constellations in the inflatable planetarium and learn about stars, planets, moons, comets, galaxies, and more. Have fun “roasting” marshmallows by the campfire, and reel in the catch of the day in our magnetic pond.
Exclusively for Spring Cottage Life Show attendees: Enter for your chance to win one (1) grand prize of a $5,000 gift card or five (5) secondary prizes of a $1,000 gift card from Cottage Toys.
Get in on some friendly competition with the whole family! Show off your game-winning skills at life-sized Jenga, ladder ball, and more.
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 craft beer, Dark Horse Estate wine, VODKOW, 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.
We can’t wait to see you!
Show Dates & Hours
Thursday, March 23: 12pm – 6pm
Friday, March 24: 10am – 8pm
Saturday, March 25: 9am – 7pm
Sunday, March 26: 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 digital show guide 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.