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

  • What Is It? - August/September 2014>>

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

  • Storytime Poem>>

    Imagine travelling to wherever the wind takes you, literally! Here is the full poem by Ruth Kile of Surrey, B.C., with original illustrations. A shorter version of the poem with an illustration by our very own Bill Suddick was published in the August/September issue or Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - August/September 2014>>

    Here's the new photo awaiting your funny and clever captions!>>

  • Fun at the Saanich Fair>>

    Every Labour Day, Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C., attends this historic fair to try and capture the perfect photo. Read his photo essay in the August/September issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Rising to the Occasion>>

    Check out these incredible 3D cake creations from Gonzuela Bastarache of Dieppe, N.B., who tells her story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - July 2014>>

    What is this horse talking about?>>

  • What Is It? - July 2014>>

    Any ideas what this museum object might be?>>

  • Four Homeless Millionaires>>

    Rik Leaf, his wife, Zara, and kids, Zion and Riel, took a chance and invested in their dream: They sold their house and travelled the world. Read their story in the June/July issue of Our Canada! Here are a few extra photos of their adventures.>>

  • Backyard Artistry>>

    Exotic residential gardens can be found throughout Quebec and photographer Perry Mastrovito treats us to a tour of some of the most spectacular in the June/July issue of Our Canada. Here are a few extra photos.>>

  • A Wave of Artistry>>

    The Wave Artists' Studio Tour is creating quite a splash in Manitoba. Here are a few works from some of the artists on the tour. Read the full story by fiber artist Dianne Fitzmaurice in the June/July issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - June/July 2014>>

    Send in your funny caption for this great photo!>>

  • What Is It? - June/July 2014>>

    Any ideas what this might be used for?>>

  • Real Life Treasure Hunting>>

    Judith McLeod of Lethbridge, Alta., and her husband, Doug, have been geocaching for seven years. Jennifer McDougall of Mount Forest, Ont., and her family have been geocaching for three years. Both families find many reasons to go out geocaching in every season in all kinds of weather. Here are a few photos of their adventures which you can read about in the June/July issue of Our Canada.>>

  • The Gateway to Atlantic Canada>>

    A 35-year resident of New Brunswick, Linda McCormack knows every nook and cranny of this beautiful Maritime province. See her stunning photo essay in the May issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Back to the Beginning of Art>>

    Using cave art as her inspiration, this talented artist, Wanda Whaley of Bentley, Alta., found a unique way to reconnect with nature through her artwork. Read her story in the May issue of More of Our Canada or visit her website.>>

  • Caption Corner - May 2014>>

    What are these two up to? Write a fun caption for this photo!>>

  • What Is It? - May 2014>>

    Any ideas what this object found on a farm might be used for?>>

  • Caption Corner - April/May 2014>>

    Who's selling and who's buying? Got a funny one liner for this photo?>>

  • What Is It? - April/May 2014>>

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

  • Winged Beauty>>

    Combining his relatively new passion for photography with his interest in Canadian birds, Ken Crebbin treats us to spectacular photos of the feathered wildlife near his home in southern Alberta. See his photo essay in the April/May issue.>>

  • A New Life in Canada>>

    A newcomer to Canada discovers his new country through photography. Read the story of Illich Calix, originally from Honduras and now living in Brandon, Man., in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - March 2014>>

    What is this squirrely up to?>>