Five of Canada’s Most Popular Magazines

There are literally tons of different magazines throughout the world, and here are five Canadian favorites.

Over the years Canada has produced many magazines for a number of different circumstances and issues. As the years went by the magazines started to close down slowly one by one.

Here are only 5 of Canada’s most popular and in some cases the oldest magazines that have managed to remain in circulation over the years.

Chatelaine Magazine

For those of you who don’t know, Chatelaine Magazine is a women’s lifestyle magazine that was first published monthly by Rogers Media Inc in March 1928. The magazine and now website covers a variety of women’s interests from fashion, beauty and décor, to current affairs, health and food.

Through out the years there have been many changes but the magazine stayed strong and produced quality content which helped it get where it is today and kept their customers and readers happy. Chatelaine Magazine celebrated its 80thanniversary in May 2008.

Maclean’s Magazine

Alright most people who have walked by a magazine stand or shelf has seen Maclean’s Magazine which is a highly popular Canadian magazine. The magazine was first founded in 1905 by 43 year old Toronto journalist/entrepreneur John Bayne Maclean.

The original name of the magazine when it was first published was the “Business Magazine” until 1911 when John changed it to his last name “Maclean’s”.

Today Maclean’s Magazine remains one of Canada’s leading sources of news and information.

Flare Magazine

Flare was originally known as “Miss Chatelaine” until 1979 when the owners decided to re-invent the magazine and it officially became Flare.

Flare has labeled itself as “Canada’s Fashion Magazine” which tries to focus on Canadian content and people. 2008 marked Flare Magazines 28thyear in circulation with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Owl Magazine

This magazine has to be one of Canada’s greatest children’s magazines along with its spin off’s Chickadee and Chirp.

When I was a child I use to love this magazine and the Owl TV show that was released in 1985 and ended in 1995. In my personal opinion this was an interesting and informative magazine for children with lots to learn and do within its pages.

To this day Owl Magazine, Chickadee and Chirp which are all the part of the same company, are the most popular Canadian magazines for children.

Faze Magazine

Faze is a Canadian based magazine aimed at the teens and young adults. The magazine covers a wide variety of topics like style, real life stories, humor, health and music which is their biggest component. Faze is popular with females between the ages of 12 and 19 and has been since it first started publishing in 1999.

Faze is the largest teen magazine in Canada which aims to be an intelligent, positive magazine for teens and young adults.

That’s Canada’s top 5 most popular magazines. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of Canadian magazines in circulation but in my opinion these are the best 5.

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  1. Catherine South
    Posted July 7, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    It’s quite impressive that the first two magazines, Chatelaine and Maclean’s, have been in circuit for so long. It would be really amazing to see some of the older issues, especially from the women’s magazine. Life was very different at the beginning of last century, and the roles of women in the home and in the workplace have changed dramatically.

  2. tracy sardelli
    Posted July 12, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    very interesting article, thank you for sharing.

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