Discover our first BESIDE destination in Lanaudière
Back to nature
Ideas and tools to actually living better, slower, and more sustainably.
Author Rose Simard offers us cocktails that combine local ingredients, seasonal alcohols, and the craftsmanship of Québec artisans: a sure way to make summer last!
Here are five edible plants to pick in Québec, from the city to the forest.
Photographer Élisabeth Anctil-Martin shares her love of cooking on wood fire—an intuitive and satisfying way to feast.
Lessons learned from a zero-waste camping road trip with a baby.
Vanlife is so much more than a hashtag that makes you want to quit your job: it’s quickly becoming an unbeatable way to travel Québec this summer.
We asked guest contributors for their “portable culture” recommendations. Here are their top books, music, and podcasts to take to the lake, to the local park, or on your summer road trip.
Before we all develop premature cataracts from staring at our screens, our colleague Marie Charles has proposed a short games guide to end your lockdown or start off your Summer vacation.
Voyager à l’ère des crédits carbone, de la géolocalisation et de l’urgence climatique.
All you need to know to do your own spring tune-up.
BESIDE passes on the knowledge (and the stories) of Québécois seniors over the age of 80.
To help ease our “coronanxiety,” collaborator Catherine Lefebvre teaches the art of slow fermentation.
Traveling in the age of carbon credits, geolocalization, and the climate crisis.
Between Australia's wildfires, the IPCC, and Greta's speeches, these past months have left us in need of a new emotional vocabulary.
The Amish don’t hate technology — they’re just very choosy. We could all stand to learn from their approach.
The eco-horror genre in cinema shows us how we really feel about nature. And it isn’t pretty.
When we think of traditions, we tend to imagine a set of customs that are transmitted generationally from the distant past into the living present, perhaps growing further removed from their original meaning with each new iteration.
Some handy advice for novice fishermen who wish to take the plunge.