Credit: Nathan Caddell 

Canada Wide Media's CEO and chair Peter Legge and president Samantha Legge

The titles, each published 10 times a year, will join Canada Wide’s stable of publications

Two of the biggest magazines in Western Canada are coming aboard Canada Wide Media.

Western Living and Vancouver have been purchased by Canada Wide, which publishes BCBusiness magazine, TV Week magazine and digital lifestyle brand BCLiving, among others.

“These are two of the most prestigious magazines in Western Canada, and we are thrilled to add these exemplary brands to our portfolio,” said Peter Legge, chair and CEO of Canada Wide. “The addition of these titles to our stable of magazines gives us the largest reach in all of the West.”

With an annual readership of 314,000, Vancouver has been the city’s preeminent publication for more than 50 years. Western Living, which has an annual readership of 287,000, focuses on home design and décor, food and wine, and travel.

The Legge family has owned Canada Wide for more than 40 years, establishing it as Western Canada’s largest independent media company.