About Us

We also offer:   

  • Cheque cashing        
  • Pawn Shop
  • Buy-Sell-Trade-Consignment

St. Brides Trading Post has been in existence since January 1995 and is still operated by the owner and founder, Ernie Chrapko.  

Starting off strictly as a pawn broker, but now with over 20 years’ experience in the business and understanding the needs of his customers, Ernie has gradually changed parts of the operation to include more craft items and regalia requested by his customers for their powwow needs.

We strive to stock those items used for regalia worn at powwows and other events and carry a large supply of beads (size 9 three cut beads, size 10 in seed beads, 2 cut and 3 cut, and size 11 delica beads), jingles (cones), drums and drum kits, leather, home tan hides (when available) and commercial hides, furs, finished earrings or supplies to make your own.  We also sell tipis (6', 16', 18' and 20' ft) or canvas to make your own and we have a large selection of blankets, towels, jackets, T-shirts, bedsheets, comforters, curtains, housewares and much more, all in the southwestern pattern.  We have indigenous suppliers that sew our moccasins and supply earrings, roaches, etc. for resale at the Trading Post.  Come and check out our supply of sweet grass, assorted sage, skunk essence and oil, teas and assortment of herbs (eg. bear, rat, valerian, dandelion root and much more).  Do you need a belt to accent your regalia?  Belts are made on-site to your specifications.  Inquire in store.    


In addition to being a full service retail store we take phone and fax orders. Items can be picked up at the store or will be shipped in the fastest time at the cheapest rate. For questions on styles, prices and availability please call 780-645-2040 and ask any one of our knowledgeable staff for assistance.

Make us your powwow first destination!

Some of our products are one of a kind only.  Watch us on Facebook to see bi-weekly specials.