Now Open at the Kikiwak Inn: The Northern Tipi Camping Experience
The Mikisew and Muskwa tipis on the grounds of the Kikiwak Inn.

Now Open at the Kikiwak Inn: The Northern Tipi Camping Experience

The Kikiwak Inn opened its two newest “rooms” – the Mikisew and Muskwa Tipis – a unique glamping getaway for 2-4 guests.

General Manager Gerald Lathlin and Assistant Manager Jade Richards are excited to welcome people to the Kikiwak for the Northern Tipi Camping Experience. This is a chance for guests to hear Indigenous storytelling, cook traditional meals over a campfire, and sleep in a tipi with all the comforts of a hotel room.  

Inside each tipi is a fridge, table and chairs, heater and lamp. The Mikisew Tipi has a queen bed and a futon, and the Muskwa Tipi has two twin beds. Guests will also have access to a room inside the hotel with a shower and washroom. The tipis come equipped with mosquito nets over the beds and rain caps over the tipis to keep guests comfortable and dry.

The Mikisew tipi at the Kikiwak Inn.
The Mikisew tipi at the Kikiwak Inn.

Between the tipis is a fire pit that guests of the Northern Tipi Camping Experience will have exclusive access to. The Kikiwak can provide guests with food and tools to cook over the campfire, like fish, cast iron pans, and ingredients to make bannock.

Soon, Lathlin and Richards hope to offer more Indigenous tourism opportunities with local vendors.

“We’re looking into collaborating with some of the local people,” says Richards, who encourages interested community members to get in touch with her or Lathlin about tourism opportunities like fishing tours, canoeing, berry picking and dogsled rides.

Guests can book the Northern Tipi Camping Experience from now until Thanksgiving or longer, depending on the weather. Call the Kikiwak Inn at 1-888-KIKIWAK. Online booking will be available soon.

The Muskwa tipi at the Kikiwak Inn.
The Muskwa tipi at the Kikiwak Inn.

About the Kikiwak Inn:

Kikiwak means “Home Away from Home”. The Inn opened its doors on July 1st, 1996, and is the only 3.5-star hotel in Northern Manitoba located a few minutes north of The Pas on Hwy 10, next to Otineka Mall. When walking into the 3-storey hotel, guests will see the architectural design and décor that honours Opaskwayak’s native tradition.

The Kikiwak Inn has 60 guest rooms, a banquet hall and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 240 people, the 315 Family Dining Room open 8am to 9pm daily, and the Niska Lounge open 12pm to 1am Monday to Saturday.

Amenities include:

  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Mini fridge and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Complimentary parking during guest stay
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from all area airports
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Gift shop open 24/7
  • Fire pit

Learn more about the Kikiwak Inn at