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 retail boxes, containing 12 pieces per retail box. Please contact for pricing.

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


SAFEWAY – Market Mall, 2325 Preston Ave. S

SOBEYS – College Park, 3907 8th St. East

SAFEWAY – Lawson Heights Mall, 134 Primrose Dr.

SOBEYS – Varsity Common, 1550 8th St. East

SAFEWAY – 300 Confederation DR.

SOBEYS – Preston Crossing, 1739 Prestion Ave. N.

SAFEWAY – University Heights, 1860 McOrmond Dr.

And many Co-op Convenience stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta


Bison Pemmican 10% Wild Blueberries

Cracked pepper & blueberry – bison meat, 10% wild blueberries, which have more flavour 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 flavour.


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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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