Our mission is to bridge the gap between humans and nature.

Who we are

Imagined in Montreal in 2016, BESIDE was born from the desire to create a brand with global influence at the crossroads of nature and culture. The project has grown tenfold, offering an atypical offer: BESIDE has in fact developed expertise in publishing and in-kind hospitality.

Via our BESIDE Média division, we publish a biannual printed magazine, digital content and organize events which, in the city and in the forest, encourage us to live better on a daily basis and to build a more united world. We don't have the answers, but we are experimenting with our questions. More than a brand, BESIDE is a community of people from all backgrounds — architects, artists, journalists, biologists, photographers, etc. — who share common aspirations. We deeply believe in human-to-human exchanges and in the great ideas that are born around a campfire.

Our purpose

BESIDE Media and BESIDE Habitat share a common mission, that of promoting connection to nature and bringing together a community.

Our objective is to promote connection to nature through culture, the transmission of knowledge and reflection on our ways of inhabiting the world and anchoring ourselves in our environment.

The desire to relay stories, ideas, skills, know-how and experiences at the intersection of nature and culture to build a more meaningful life for each of us, our families and our communities.

We we commit to making a concrete difference for the preservation of the territory — by asking ourselves how we can better anchor ourselves there and by protecting areas of high environmental value such as lakes, wetlands and ancient forests which are home to great biodiversity — and to contribute to building a more sustainable future.

Our values


Providing the best product, the best service and constantly improving everything we do. The best product is useful, durable, stands the test of time and fashions. We are committed to offering architectural chalets of exceptional quality, combining modern comfort and respect for the natural environment.


We seek to create experiences and content that are rigorous, relevant and responsible. Three elements support and guide us on this demanding path of ours: transparency, mutual trust and the courage to raise difficult questions. Having integrity also means leading by example, that is, ensuring that our business model and our actions are consistent with our words.


We welcome our customers with sincere warmth and caring attention to their needs. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels at home and appreciated.


Our approach is consistent across every aspect of our business, from the design of the chalets, to the selection of topics in the magazine, to our interactions with guests. We aim to maintain constant harmony in everything we do.

New places have this wonderful ability to change our perspective.

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If we don't meet in town,
you'll find us in nature.