The Best Canadian Magazines

In this digital age, media is thrown at you everywhere you look. Whereas physical newspapers and magazines used to be the main way to learn about the world around us, younger generations are now learning about global affairs, politics, and popular culture via various social media platforms. While it may seem impossible to compete with the digital world that lives at our fingertips, print is still very much alive and well!

For those of us who still see the value in physical copies of a magazine, there’s no shortage of amazing Canadian publications out there! Whether you’re into art, news, business, or lifestyle content, there’s a magazine out there for you! If you’re looking for a new magazine to subscribe to in the new year, here are a few of our favourites.

Service and Lifestyle

Air Canada enRoute

Air Canada enRoute “Features interviews with influential people, carefully curated travel tips and recommendations, editorial, and photographic essays.”

What the NMA Jury Had to Say

enRoute brings Canadians around the world, even during a time when travel has been paused and disrupted. Its relatable stories and imagery connect the dots for every type of jet-setter.

Art, Literary, and Culture

Inuit Art Quarterly

“Focused on the arts and artists of Inuit Nunangat, the IAQ is the only publication dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts and is widely considered one of the most significant voices for Indigenous art in the world. The IAQ’s reach includes the print publication, the IAQ Online, and the IAQ Profiles.”

What the NMA Jury Had to Say

Inuit Art Quarterly embodies the sophisticated and strategic thinking, international calibre, and confident elegance that combine to manifest an outstanding magazine. By prioritizing current work, and featuring new writers, its feel is both modern and contemporary.

News, Business, General Interest

Maclean’s

Maclean’s is Canada’s premier current affairs magazine. Maclean’s enlightens, engages, and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business, and culture.”

What the NMA Jury Had to Say

It’s the photojournalistic quality that distinguishes Maclean’s from the other News, Business and General Interest publications. The flow of the stories, their thoroughness, combined with compelling illustrations, infographics, and impeccable design, results in a great reading experience.

Special Interest

Broadview

Broadview is an independent Canadian magazine featuring award-winning coverage of spiritualityjustice, and ethical living. Through our compelling stories and engaging images, Broadview challenges and inspires readers seeking to live a purpose-filled life.”

What the NMA Jury Had to Say

Broadview continues to innovate after its brave rebrand in 2019. In line with their three editorial pillars — spirituality, social justice and ethical living — they are taking on a solutions-based approach to social change. Top notch writing and design make Broadview one of Canada’s great magazines.

B2B

Pivot

Pivot is published six times a year by Chartered Professional Accountants
of Canada in partnership with St. Joseph Communications.”

What the NMA: B2B Jury Had to Say

Attractive, interesting, and expertly designed, Pivot excels in captivating its audience from cover to cover.

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a bilingual charity dedicated to promoting excellence in Canadian journalism and visual creation. Since 1977, the Foundation has been awarding prizes to journalists, writers, photographers, illustrators, and other professionals of the press, who are distinguished by the quality of their work.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2023 awards season for all three of our programs: the National Magazine Awards, the National Magazine Awards: B2B, and the Digital Publishing Awards.