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20 Years in Business

About Us

Located in Coalhurst, Alberta since 1979, Prairie Cedar serves customers throughout all of Alberta, easing over the border into both British Columbia and Saskatchewan, with a wide range of cedar products, readily available for pick-up or delivery.
Reliability, Consistency, Quality

Our Mission

Prairie Cedar was founded by a builder who understood the unique properties of western red cedar and the many practical applications for cedar as a stable building material in our diverse Canadian climate.

Because reliability, appearance and long term performance are inherent, cedar is the preferred wood building material for construction projects where both appearance and performance matter.

Established with the intent of making a much wider selection of good cedar available locally, Prairie Cedar has become a major supplier of cedar lumber and cedar building materials for Southern Alberta and surrounding regions.

Our staff is trained and WRCLA certified and ready to help you get the most out of your experience working with western red cedar; you can rely on us for accurate information and valuable insights on many aspects of building with cedar.

At Prairie Cedar we take great care in maintaining a comprehensive selection of quality cedar building materials. You can count on us for helpful advice in choosing the right product, and fast service that values your time.

Cedar: The Tree Of Life

The cedar tree is considered the “tree of life” by the Kwakwaka'wakw. Each part of the tree; roots, bark, wood, and branches were used to make an abundance of valuable resources which sustained the Kwakwaka'wakw since the beginning of time.



Because of its characteristics (size, diameter, lifespan), the cedar has become a symbol of greatness, of nobility, of strength and of incorruptibility.

Expert Services

Visit our store & showroom for product information and examples of most
common cedar building materials. Warehoused inventory includes a full selection of major patterns, grades and sizes. Posts, beams, timbers, boards and dimensional lumber, fencing materials, decking materials, pattern stock, siding profiles and cedar shakes – all standard stock items. 

Design assistance is available; whether for custom features and accents on your home, deck building, fence design, or a whole range of other construction projects. Come in or reach out to schedule an appointment for consultation on your next building project.

Need it delivered, we deliver within a 150 km radius and can assist you with transportation arrangements outside that region.
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The best product, helpful staff, informative and knowledgeable. Made our project deck truly beautiful

Pa Tait
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Friendly and knowledgeable staff, the quick drive out was well worth it. Don’t waste your time going to the regular lumber stores, the difference in quality is amazing. Head out to Prairie Cedar!!!

Mitchell Ponich
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Class Act. Professional, punctual delivery and A1 customer service.

PJ Davis
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The cedar here is the best in Southern Alberta. The guy at the front is very honest and open when giving info which I appreciate. So many places tell you what they think you want to hear. Its different here and thats what makes them great. Will shop here always.

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