About Prairie Cedar

“Cedar Lumber & Building Solutions”

Prairie Cedar was founded by a builder who understood the unique properties of cedar and its suitability for use in a demanding Southern Alberta climate. Established with the intent of making western red cedar readily available in Alberta, Prairie Cedar has become Southern Alberta’s largest supplier of cedar lumber and cedar building supplies.

We take great pride in the quality and selection of our cedar building materials and invite you to experience our unique showroom, which demonstrates a variety of cedar building materials in a practical context. Our staff is trained and WRCLA certified, and our inventory is well-rounded with a comprehensive selection of all major patterns, grades and sizes of cedar building materials. Posts, beams and timbers; boards and dimensional lumber; fencing materials; decking materials; pattern stock and siding profiles – all are standard items in our stock.

Our custom and ready-made yard and garden structures include gazebos, arbors, pergolas, bridges and cedar sheds. And you can rely on Prairie Cedar for selection, quality, accurate information and helpful insights on all aspects of building with western red cedar.

About Cedar

Because of its appearance, cedar is heavily used in a visual context. Cedar is a favorite for feature and accent solutions on new homes, dramatic entryways, exterior post and timber features, interior and exterior accents and trim applications.

Because of its stability and longevity, cedar is seen as an outstanding building material to construct fences, decks, pergolas and other structures for outdoor living. With its natural and unique preservative qualities, cedar is also a preferred building material in high-demand applications where human interaction, excessive moisture or dramatic weather changes are a factor (raised gardens, greenhouses, pools, hot tubs, saunas).

Cedar is a sound environmental choice. Renewable by nature, grown through sustainable forestry and fully reclaimable, cedar wood leaves a much lighter footprint than many construction materials. It requires relatively little energy to produce and, as a building material that has natural preservatives, cedar does not require toxic chemicals for durability.

Wood structures are often healthier for occupants and require less energy to build and operate. Wood products are associated with far lower greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetime than building materials such as plastic, aluminum, concrete or steel. Wood is thought by many to be the only major building material with a negative carbon footprint: Not only do trees store carbon and produce oxygen, wood products extend the cycle by storing the carbon dioxide for decades. Sustainable forestry or reforestation further reduces our carbon footprint as carbon absorption is greatest when trees are young and growing vigorously. For more information, visit www.PlanetFriendlyCanada.com

Thank you for visiting Prairie Cedar. We welcome your business and look forward to serving you at our store.


Our philosophy:
When you place the emphasis on form and function, costs invariably fall in line and we attain the best value for our customer.