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BESIDE publishes two magazines and one journal per year. Each issue brings together philosophers, artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, scientists and adventurers around one compelling question. If you want to be empowered with compelling knowledge, untold stories, and impactful conversations at the crossroads of nature and culture—read us.

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Two editions per year

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25% discount on any past issues

Exclusive offers and invitations to events and special projects

An Automatic renewal to ensure you never miss an issue.

Subscriptions always start with the next issue. We publish in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. To that end, subscriptions purchased starting from November 19 2020 will start with Issue 10 (May 2021).

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Accolades

Stack Magazine Awards, Nomination for Best use of photography, 2019 Art Direction Grand Prix, Canadian Magazine Awards, 2019 Grafika Award, 2017

Past contributors include:
  • Chris Burkard, photographer
  • Yvon Chouinard, founder Patagonia
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Indigenous leader
  • Dave Courchene, Indigenous leader
  • Matthieu Dugal, science journalist
  • Dan O’Brien, farmer, falconer and author
  • Shelma Jun, climber and founder, Flash Foxy
  • Ellen MacArthur, sailor and entrepreneur
  • Sarain Fox, activist
  • Bernie Krause, sound ecologist
  • Michael Pollan, author
  • Liz Plank, journalist, Vox
  • Chelsea Vowel, fiction author
A note on advertising

BESIDE Magazine is free of traditional advertising, with the exception of a few select sponsored articles developed with carefully chosen partners whose values and vision we admire.

Our magazine is printed in Quebec on Rolland Enviro paper, a 100 per cent post-consumer paper.


Latest Issue

How do we embody our nordicity?

Featuring
  • Philip Cheung
  • Elisapie
  • Magnus Nilsson
  • Akena Okoko
  • Kim Pariseau
  • Salmon Sisters
  • And many more...

Issue 09, Release date: November 19th 2020

Living in harmony with the seasons. Encouraging the locally made and locally grown. Embracing a more minimalist lifestyle. Learning to read the nature that surrounds us, in the city as well as the forest. Many of our aspirations are linked to our desire to reconnect to the land. Could nordicity help us embrace this way of life? In the face of current crises, could it infuse our daily lives with precious tools: slowness, presence, and a sense of community?

In this issue, BESIDE explores the ways we (re)define ourselves, from Montréal to Iqaluit, from Whitehorse to Stockholm, around the notion of nordicity. These stories attest to all that we still have to learn from those who live in tune with the North.

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Do you mostly experience nature online, or in real life?

Our modern lives are increasingly marked by a tension between connection and disconnection, between new technologies and nature. How can we make these necessary extremes meet? Green Screen, the inaugural title of our BESIDE Journals, casts a curious, comical, and commonsense gaze upon this new reality—ours to embrace and to reinvent.

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