Bison Pemmican

History of Pemmican

From the North American Great Plains, the Aboriginal and Metis created Bison Pemmican.


Peter Pond is credited with introducing this vital food to the trade in 1779, having obtained it from the Chipewyans in the Athabasca region. Later, posts along the Red, Assiniboine and North Saskatchewan Rivers were devoted to acquiring pemmican from Aboriginal peoples living in the region as well as the Metis.


Pemmican is dried meat, traditionally bison, pounded into coarse powder and mixed with an equal amount of melted fat, and sometimes Saskatoon Berries, cranberries or blueberries.


Cooled and sewn into bison-hide bags in 41kg lots, pemmican was a dense, high-protein and high-energy food that could be stored and shipped with ease to provision voyageurs in the fur trade travelling in the prairie regions where, especially in winter, food could be scarce.

Canadian Prairie Bison Pemmican & Jerky (40 g Serving Size)

Canadian Prairie Bison is a Western Canadian Bison Producer based co-operative with approximately 150 bison producers over the four Western provinces, raising top quality, naturally fed bison. Bison meat is very healthy, naturally high in iron, and lower in fat, calories and cholesterol.

Our Bison Pemmican and Jerky is made with locally raised bison, locally grown Saskatoon berries, high quality “WILD” blueberries, and made locally at The Food Centre in the University of Saskatchewan.

Each flavour is available in a master case of 12 boxes, containing 12 pieces per box. Please contact for pricing.

Canadian Prairie Bison                                                  
Box 74, Canwood, SK S0J 0K0
Ph: (306) 468-2316

We ship personal orders out from our office as well!



Sobeys Stonebridge – 3100 Preston Ave S, Saskatoon

Safeway Lawson Heights – 134 Primrose Dr., Saskatoon

SaskMade Marketplace – Saskatoon

The Berry Barn – Saskatoon

Lake Country Co-op – Shellbrook gas station

Prairie Unique Gifts – Saskatoon Airport

Western Developement Museum – North Battleford

Grotto Gardens – Maple Creek

Ferster’s Fruit Trucks


Bearspaw Kananaskis Travel Centre – Kananaskis AB

Castor Co-op Gas Bar – Castor AB

Jasper Sky Tram – Jasper AB

Rocky Bear Gifts & More – Jasper AB

The Great Canadian Adventure  – Arrowwood AB

Glacier Park – Waterton AB

Heritage Park – Calgary AB


British Columbia

Provisions Market & Gifts – Langley BC

Bannok Queen Bakery – Delta BC



Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum – Winnipeg MB










Bison Teriyaki Jerky

Classic Teriyaki flavor, sweet and savory!

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Bison Pemmican 10% Wild Blueberries

Cracked pepper & blueberry – bison meat, 10% wild blueberries, which have more flavor and double antioxidants than regular blueberries, Italian cracked black pepper – this is sweet meats heat! Delicious!


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Our Original Ground Bison Jerky

Our “original” bison jerky – bison meat, no berries in this one! For those who like it less sweet, this has a rich and smoky flavor.


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Bison Pemmican 20% Saskatoon Berries

Bison Pemmican – Bison meat and 20% Saskatoon berries grown in Saskatchewan! This has a sweet and smoky flavour.


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