Chief Crowfoot's Tipi Village

Experience an Indian village-NOW CLOSED FOR 2020 SEASON

For centuries, Western European nations have been fascinated by the mystique of North American Indian culture, with its dances, ceremonials and tipis. Come visit Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park where you can experience it all…
Take a short stroll to Tipi Village, and come meet our local interpreter who will discuss the flora and fauna of the area as well as demonstrate craft and survival skills. There may be (weather depending) meat smoking demos, hide tanning demos, or other demos of which you can watch or participate. Learn more about our shelters hands on. Most Europeans were aware that many nations in the northern climates of Europe and Asia, and North America, had developed some form of conical shelter. They varied somewhat, whether they be covered with hides, leaves, branches or thatch, however it is the Plains Indian tipi style that became the model that people associate with the word “tipi”. Modern day inside of Tipi with Buffalo Robes, cot and Air tight stove. Ultimately, since the arrival of horses as well as the availability of new materials such as canvas, the Plains Indian tipi has changed and adapted. It is larger, it is equipped with wind flaps to draw the smoke away from the interior and it includes a liner which makes for extra warmth in the winter and cooler breezes in the hot summer. Since then, many generations of youthful adventurers have played their own version of “cowboys and Indians”, all dreaming some day of sleeping in a tipi, lying back, watching the clouds and the stars through the tipi poles at the top! Though these youngsters have grown into adults, they still dream of starting their own wood fire, cooking their own meals over open flames inside of a tipi. Now children of all ages have a place where they can come and experience the life of a Plains Indian….even if it’s only for a night or two or three! Here at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park we are developing an authentic tipi village where you can really take a “step back in time”.


Join us for a night of camping in one of our Tipis with rates starting at $35.00 per person, per night. The camping fee will allow guests to have access to all of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park’s amenities, including our tours, gallery, library, dance performances, as well as all the other surprises we have planned for visitors this summer! Come join our living tradition and make some unforgettable memories!

Chief Crowfoot's Village Activities

Special ways to enhance your Tipi Village Stay!! Since you have decided to stay overnight in Chief Crowfoot Tipi Village why not check out some of additional programming choices to enhance your visit. We are sure that any of our hands-on programs will allow you and your family or group to have a fuller, richer Blackfoot experience you will treasure forever! Should you wish to book a program with your tipi reservation, please ensure to mention this to our tipi village coordinator when you speak to him.
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Chief Crowfoot's Tipi Village is Now Closed for the Season- Open May-September 2021

2021 Season Rates

  • $35.00 per night per person.


  •  Admission to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and building.
  •  Occupancy in one of our tipis
  •  Use of a wood stove in the tipi
  •  Access to tipi village camping area (including fire pit)
  •  Access to any free programming that may be scheduled for that day.

Last Minute Sleep Over Rental Extras

  •  Cots (single) $15.00
  •  Foam Mattress (single) $15.00
  •  Sleeping Bag $15.00
  •  Buffalo Rug $20.00
  •  Fire Wood (bundle) $10.00
All the above additional items’ costs are based on per night

Reservation Information

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bags,or own bedding, Pillows
  • Food
  • Personal effects (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
  • Towel
  • Appropriate clothing for weather conditions
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight (optional)
As much as we love animals- Please No Pets. Only service dogs allowed. Food is also available for smaller groups in our cafeteria which is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm or groups can bring their own food. Prices do not include GST. No alcohol allowed.

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 30 days in advance. Use our Tipi Village Reservation Form or call the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park’s office:

Call 1-403-734-4384 or e-mail:

The tipi village coordinator will then contact you for reservation information and to issue guest a confirmation number which they will need upon arrival. To guarantee bookings, a contract must be signed and payment is due upon arrival at BCHP. Please let the coordinator know at time of booking if there are special needs that must be accommodated. BCHP reserves the right to change programming in the event of unforeseen circumstances, i.e. weather.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel within the 14 days prior to arrival and you have signed the contract, 10% of your total payment will be charged as an administrative fee.


The village is open from May-September. Please fill out the form below. One of the staff at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park will call and confirm your reservation date request. You will be sent a tipi camping contract to sign, confirming your attendance, as well as a final total of payment. Failure to arrive on confirmed date without prior notice will result in a fee charge of 10% of your total payment. Form of Payment: We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Certified Cheque, Money Order or Travelers Cheques.

Tipi Village Reservation Form