Lodge Poles Tipi Poles
Stakes, Lacing Pins
Painted Teepees Painted Tipis
Painted Ozans
Custom Artwork
Tipi Accesssories Tipi Accessories
Tent Care
Southwest Style  Rugs Pendleton Blankets
Smudging with White sage Sage Cedar Juniper
Medicinal Plants
Beads and Feathers Beads
Beaver and Wolf Hides Hides and Furs
Indian Moccasins Moccasins
Shirts and dresses
Sioux Vests Dance Regalia
Beaded Vests
Indian Eagle Feather Headdresses Warbonnets
Honoring Feathers
Porky Roaches Porky Roaches
Native American Necklaces Necklaces Fans
Navajo Jewelry Bracelets
Barrettes Earrings
Lakota Stone Pipe Catlinite
Indian Tobacco
Cheyenne Bow and Arrows Bows
Stone Points
Antique Crow Knife Knives
Antique Indian War Ax Tomahawks
War Clubs
Blackfoot Buffalo Lance Lances
Gun Cases
Ghost Dance Shirt Ghost Dance
Indian Drums Drums Rattles
Native American Musique Traditional Songs
Native Rock
Country Rap
Indian Movies Movies - DVDs
Totem Totems
Native American Cradleboard for sale Cradleboards
Indian Dolls Dolls
Painted Indian Parfleches Parfleches
Awl Cases
Medicine Bags
Lakota Language Native Languages
Raw Canadian Honey Raw Honey

Tipi Made in Canada

Canvas Teepees - Made in Canada

Assiniboine Lodge

The conical shelter known as wigwam has been developed by the Eastern Woodland Indians. They used poles to form a frame which was then covered with large sheets of birchbark. When tribes such as the Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne moved to the Plains, they became nomadic to follow the buffalo herds. They had to adapt the wigwam to their new way of life. Birchbark was not longer available, it was replaced by buffalo hides sewn together. Smoke flaps were also added to keep the wind from blowing into the tipi, filling it with smoke. The tipi, well adapted to the life on the Plains, was a confortable shelter. It could be taken down quickly and packed on a travois, to be put up again elsewhere in a short time.
The traditional tipi is not a true cone, it is tilted, leaning towards the back, or West. The floor plan is shaped like an egg, longer from the back to the door, and shorter from side to side. The location of fireplace is off-center, closer to the door, leaving more spacea t the back of the lodge. There are several known tipi styles, most use the 3-pole foundation, others have a 4-pole foundation.

The Sioux, Cheyenne, Plains Ojibwa, Plains Cree, Assiniboine, Arapaho, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Mandan, Arikara, Pawnee, and Shoshoni, all use the triangular 3-pole foundation for their tipis. On the other hand, the 4-pole tipi foundation, less tilted and less wind resistant, is prefered by the Blackfoot, Crow, Comanche, and Sarsi. Finally, some people prefer a true conical tipi. Conical tipis are usually shorter, but they have a wider base.

Our most popular tipi style is the Sioux, it is elegant and wind resistant. Our Sioux style tipis are widely used by many Aboriginal communities across Canada. They are fairly easy to set-up, and are preferred by Provincial and Federal Agencies, Forts and Museums, Schools, the Canadian Rangers, TV shows, and many other non-governmental organisations as well. Another very popular style in our area is the Cree Tipi (see picture).
Other styles are available on request, so are the true conical wigwam also called go˘om, and the longhouse or Shaputuan.
Our lodges as strong and well made. Stress areas are reinforced, main seams are double sewn. Edges are hemmed to keep from fraying. There are no metallic parts or grommets. Lacing pinholes are reinforced and stitched by hand. Stake loops are also a standard feature.
Ojibway Tipi Camp - Fairford, Manitoba
Anishinaabe Camp - Fairford, Manitoba

Native Sweetgrass

Our tipis and liners are made of natural colored Sunforger canvas. This 100% cotton fabric is one of the strongest available today. Often called Marine Duck, this pre-shrunk canvas is also treated; it is water repellent, mildew-rot resistant, and flame retardant (CPAI-84).
The size of a tipi is determined by its diameter. For instance, a 16' Sioux tipi is approx. 16' wide (side to side), and approx.17' long (door to back).
Note: Tipis, tents, liners, and finshed tipi poles are made to order.
Tent Door
Oval Door
Stake Loop
Robust Stake Loops
Pole Sockets
Strong Poles Sockets
A typical package includes a tipi cover and its storage bag, the door cover, ropes, a smudge stick, some ribbons to decorate the poles, and a CD with a step-by-step pitching instructions.
Tipi poles, stakes and lacing pins are not included in the prices below.
All prices are in Canadian funds.
Size Sleeps Sioux Style Plains Cree Style
9' 1 - 4 Children $ 482.00NA
12' 1 - 2 Adults $ 743.00 $ 787.00
14' 2 - 4 Adults $ 870.00 $ 921.00
16' 3 - 5 Adults $ 1,140.00 $ 1,200.00
18' 4 - 7 Adults $ 1,252.00 $ 1,319.00
20' 6 - 9 Adults $ 1,500.00 $ 1,580.00
22' 9 - 11 Adults $ 1,756.00 $ 1,844.00
24' 11 - 13 Adults $ 1,986.00 $ 2,095.00

To order poles, stakes, pins, click here


The Liner or Tiozan
Do I Need A Liner?
If your home is south of the border - I mean way south, or if you are planning to enjoy your tipi exclusively during the short warm season here in Canada, then you probably don't need a liner, and you won't feel much discomfort! But if you live further north, and more generally, if you want a longer " tipi season", then you should consider getting a liner.
Why? Well, a liner provides a better insulation and a good protection against the cold wind.A liner also add extra privacy, and help to control a smoking campfire, drafts, and even insects. Our liners are made of Marine Duck canvas - a treated cotton fabric; it's water repellent, mildew-rot resistant, and flame retardant. For more durability, we added a fire resistant and rot-proof sod-cloth. The liners of our 9' and 12' tipis are 60" tall.The others are all 72" - or 6' tall.
Winter linters are even higher, they are 7' tall for more protection against the cold air.

Sizes 9' 12' 14' 16' 18' 20' 22' 24'
Regular $ 330 $412 $478 $550 $599 $671 $765 $836
Winter NA NA NA $638 $695 $783 $892 $976
Skewer Stakes $14.00 $15.00 $16.00 $19.00 $22.00 $24.00 $26.00 $28.00
Full set of 9" aluminium skewer stakes for your liner.

Hand Painted Tipis
Having a tipi is really great, but if it is a painted tipi,
it is nothing but extraordinary!
To personalize your tipi, visit our painted artwork pages

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Assiniboine Tipis
PO Box 649, Lundar, Manitoba R0C-1Y0
Phone: (204) 762-5523

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Our tipi shop in Lundar, Manitoba
Ojibway Tepees
Old tepee on a lake shore
Painted teepee made in Canada
Custom Logo
Teepee at a rendezvous
Inside a teepee
Teepee in France
Teepee Village at the Crow Fair
Blackfoot Camp
Sioux Teepee in Manitoba
Campfire in a tepee