FOLKLIFE is a premium semi-annual print publication inspired by island dwellers who live close to the earth, move with intention, and craft life as an art form on the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. Evoking fine craftsmanship with its minimalist design, matte aesthetic, poetic editorial, and vibrant photography, FOLKLIFE honours the art and agriculture, business and creativity, food and farming, and dwellings and nature of those who dwell here. Each issue explores one theme through engaging interviews, stories, photographs, recipes, and artwork, celebrating and connecting those living simply, close to the earth, and as an art form.


FOLKLIFE gratefully acknowledges that all of this happens within Coast Salish territory, home to the Coast Salish Peoples of Cowichan, Penelakut, Hwlitsum, BOKECEN, Halalt, Homalco, K’omok, Klahoose, Lyackson, MALEXEt, Qualicum, Snuneymuxw, Tsawout, Stz’uminus, and Tla’amin since time immemorial.

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We're a bunch of FOLKLIFERS living on the Gulf Islands on the west coast of Canada. We live, love, swim, build, work, grow, create, play, and eat the FOLKLIFE lifestyle. It's delicious. We're made up of entrepreneurs, writers, designers, editors, photographers, weirdos, and lovely people who live with passion and intention, close to the earth, and with an aim to connect and inspire. FOLKLIFE is a labour of love and we hope your hearts are open.


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We know you don't know us and we also know you have no idea what this magazine will look like. But why not be a bit adventurous and give us a try when we need it the most? It only costs $18.99 to delve into the unknown (the cost of a 20 minute head massage at your local farmers' market)! As with many new start-ups (and definitely with print publishing), the big costs come at the beginning, so your generous subscription is win-win! You will be getting something fabulous delivered straight to your door in 2020, and you'll be supporting a new endeavour and your fellow Gulf Islanders.


Thanks in advance for your support. We hope you're as excited as we are.

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