Experience a traditional way to camp

Sleep soundly under the canvas of the traditional nomadic home of the Plains peoples, your dreams following the path of your tipi poles which connect the earth to the sky.

What's included?

A detailed list of features is available when you make a reservation or on the website of your destination.

Standard amenities

  • Sleeps 5 to 8
  • Picnic table

Your site may also include

  • Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit and utensils, blow tube and flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil and soap
  • Rustic tables and chairs
  • Raised wooden floor
  • Shared barbecue
  • Fire pit
  • Package that includes up to 5 cots and a lantern (additional cost)
How much does it cost?

Prices may vary depending on the time of year, level of service and location. Reserve online or go to the fees page of your destination to find pricing information.

What should you bring?

This list is not exhaustive! Look at our camping checklist or download the Parks Canada App where you can edit and save your own packing checklist.

  • Bedding and pillow
  • Flashlight, lantern or headlamp
  • Personal gear: clothing, accessories, toiletries and slippers or indoor shoes
  • Personal safety items: whistle, first aid kit, sunscreen and bug repellant
  • Cooking equipment, food and drinks, reusable water bottles, etc.
  • Entertainment items (i.e. binoculars, books, cards or sporting equipment, etc.)
  • Other (matches or lighter, rope, etc.)

Tipi locations

Things to keep in mind


  • Cooking may only be done in cook shelters or outside.
  • All food should be stored inside vehicles or in wildlife-proof lockers


  • Be aware of any restrictions your location may have.
  • Buy and burn local firewood, not deadfall or surrounding trees.


  • Respect nature: leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.
  • Please be respectful and maintain reasonable noise levels.
  • Please leave your accommodation and site as tidy as, or tidier than, you found it.



National Reservation Service

1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

Outside of North America: 519-826-5391

Contact the site

Some campsites and accommodations must be reserved by contacting the location directly.

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