Magazine

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

Monthly VIP Newsletter

An Automatic renewal to ensure you never miss an issue.

Please note that we publish in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, and that the publication date can vary by a few weeks. Also, the subscription does not include the current issue but upcoming ones. To that end, subscriptions bought before November 14th 2019 will include our Fall/Winter Issue 07.

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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 sustain our traditions?

Featuring
  • Jonah Campbell
  • Catherine Dorion
  • Oliver Jefers
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier
  • Marie-Andrée Gill
  • Outstanding in the Field
  • Michael Pollan
  • John Winter Russell
  • And many more...

Issue 06, Spring/Summer 2019

How can we learn today what used to be passed down to us from previous generations? How can we combine ancestral and contemporary knowledge to forge newly shared rituals? With traditions seemingly disappearing faster than ever, Issue 06 seeks to put into perspective the roles that traditional forms of knowing and doing play in contemporary life.

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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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