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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 bought before June 3rd 2020 will start with Issue 08 (June 2020). Subscriptions bought after that date will begin with Issue 09.

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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

What communities do we belong to?

Featuring
  • Massimo Bottura
  • Elisabeth Cardin
  • Phillip Dwight Morgan
  • Naima Green
  • David Saint-Jacques
  • Jenny Odell
  • Les Pervenches
  • And many more...

Issue 08, Release date: June 3rd 2020

Communities are emerging all around us. They are the chosen families that sustain us. They are our neighbours who share their tools, our friends who share their recipes, our elders who share their knowledge and advice. They are the farmers within and outside our cities who feed us. They are the people with whom we face the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time. Following the model of plants and animals that collaborate in the wild, we are learning new creative, ecological, and inclusive ways of coexisting.

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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.

DISCOVER OUR FIRST JOURNAL