Our Canada

About Our Canada

Our Canada is a magazine like no other, where the readers — like you — are the writers! In every issue, Canadians make the whole country come alive as they share their stories and photos of everything from family gatherings and backyard rinks to breathtaking mountains or a big old bumbling moose.

Our Canada is a community. It all began in 2004 when the response to a country-wide photo contest turned up so many stories about this great land of ours. Now we can barely keep up with the incoming mail and online submissions full of wildlife scenes, funny anecdotes and heartwarming tales from coast to coast.

We produce Our Canada six times a year and, in 2008, we answered our readers’ desire for MORE by creating More of Our Canada for the other six months of the year. We hold fun contests with great prizes and we discover new things about our country thanks to you. Join in on the fun and take advantage of our Special Introductory Savings Offer (backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee), by subscribing now!

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Recent Features

  • Moulding Young Minds>>

    Fifteen years of working with teens keeps this talented volunteer young. Read Toronto resident John C. Hudspith's story about how he became a volunteer teacher in a high school in the May issue of More of Our Canada and enjoy a few extra shots of his students' work and his own.>>

  • Caption Corner - May 2015>>

    Got any funny one-liner's for this cute situation?>>

  • What Is It? - May 2015>>

    Can you help this contributor out? What object has he discovered?>>

  • Travelling the Bruce Trail>>

    Thanks to a Father's Day gift, Sylvia Prins of Beamsville, Ont., and her husband George got to experience a little piece of heaven as they traversed Ontario's famed Bruce Trail. Read their story in the May issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Moose on the Loose>>

    Meet Leonardo, an adventurous toy moose who travelled through Italy! You can read about his adventures in the Destinations story by Paul Desjardins of West Kelowna, B.C., in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • The Evolution of a Bird Nerd>>

    After moving to the country, photographer Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., became a self-confessed bird enthusiast and has the incredible pics to prove it. See her full photo essay in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Picture Perfect>>

    These spectacular images are a great reminder of why we are so fortunate to live in this country. See more stunning landscapes in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - April/May 2015>>

    Got a funny one liner for this photo? Send it in today!>>

  • What Is It? - April/May 2015>>

    This garage sale item has one contributor stumped! Can you help?>>

  • Pioneer Barns: Symbols of Survival>>

    Paying tribute to Canada's early settlers and their stories of arduous struggle to survive, Ernie Faessler of Surrey, B.C., travelled across Canada photographing and then painting the barns hand-built by Canada's pioneers. Ernie then put them together into a book, Barns - From Our Pioneers & Builders of a Nation, with profits going towards leukemia and lymphoma research in memory of his wife Jeane. You can read his story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Feasting on Maritime Culture>>

    Ed James of Elkhorn, Man., acts as an unofficial tour guide for his friend, Kel Smith, in his home province of Nova Scotia. Read about their adventures visiting places like the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton to the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Halifax in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • What Is It? - March 2015>>

    Any ideas what this object might be used for?>>

  • A Journey of Discovery in Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens>>

    Nature photographer Kevin Murphy of Burlington, Ont., and his sister, Janice, share their appreciation of Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens. Read their story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - March 2015>>

    What is this heifer up to? Share your caption!>>

  • Collectors: Three Times the Charm>>

    Marilyn Wright of Wasaga Beach, Ont., loves to collect cups and saucers, hummingbirds and Blue Jays paraphernalia! Read her story in the February/March issue of Our Canada. Do you have a collection to share? Send it in today!>>

  • Volunteer Veterinary Team>>

    This caring group travels to low-income communities providing free veterinary services to beloved family pets. Read the story about the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) by Chris Robinson of Cambridge, Ont., in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Epic Winter Race>>

    Runners and cyclists tackle winter head-on in a 130 kilometre race through southern Manitoba that tests endurance and celebrates resilience! Read Gregory McNeill's story about participating in the race Actif Epica in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - February/March 2015>>

    Got a funny one-liner for this fun winter pic?>>

  • What Is It? - February/March 2015>>

    Can you help solve this mystery?>>

  • Our Travels: Twillingate, N.L.>>

    Thinking back to living and working in Twillingate, N.L., Natalie Blackmore Poirier, now of Burnaby, B.C., fondly remembers the stillness and bustling life of the ocean town's winters. Read her story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Stamped in Memory>>

    Times were tough, but fun - thanks to a new hobby! Read about a stamp collection that kept Cheryl Fiddis of Burnaby, B.C., happily occupied during a difficult time in her youth in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Hannah's Planet>>

    Meet a remarkable young girl who's making the world a better place: Hannah Bywater of Callander, Ont. Read her Cause for Applause story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Becoming Canadian>>

    It took living in a foreign Western country to drive home what it means to be Canadian for Vivian Chow of Calgary who currently lives in Switzerland. Read her Canadians Abroad story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Manitoba's Hidden Gem>>

    John Nielsen of Portage la Prairie, Man., loves his hometown. He especially enjoys Crescent Lake and everything Island Park has to offer. Read his story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>