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ABOUT US

HOW IT ALL STARTED

For Pierre Bélanger, our founder and owner, the adventure started in 1972, with a novel idea for the time: why not turn rugged Ontario farmland into a bison farm? Buying the first few bison was relatively easy compared to all that needed to be accomplished over the next several decades. Today’s strong and healthy herd of 400 animals is a testament to Pierre’s vision and business acumen. We're proud to say that we are among the oldest bison farms in Canada, and one of the largest in Eastern Canada.

In 2022, we celebrated 50 years of ranching bison! Walk down memory lane with us and discover some of our key moments.

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

From one generation to the next, we’re passionate about what we do and we love to talk bison! Raising a family on the farm not only makes for great stories - it also inspired the Bélanger children (and grandchildren!) to get involved. Now working side by side, Pierre and his son Charles make an unstoppable pair. Both are committed to the well-being of bison and share a love of nature, hard work and adventure.

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Our first bison - Early 1970's
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Home on the range - Summer 2021
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Proud to be AGW certified - Winter 2020

BLAZING A TRAIL

We are proud to be a leader among bison farms in Canada by becoming Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed by AGW in 2020. A Greener World (AGW) is home to world leading farm certifications and food labels. Over the years, Pierre also helped establish the Canadian Bison Association and the Ontario Bison Association. Working alongside fellow Canadian producers and helping to further the industry have continued to fuel our passion for everything bison.

BISON ON THE MENU

We are proud to support the local food scene, on both sides of the Ontario/Quebec border, and enjoy meeting those who are curious about bison. We're one of the stops on the Lake Temiskaming TOUR du Lac Témiscamingue, a unique tourism circuit between both provinces. In 2023, our farm was excited to host Ontario Culinary's Feast on the Farm: Temiskaming Shores, bringing together some of Ontario's best in the local food and drink space. And for the last 20 years, Bison du Nord has been a popular food kiosk for the thousands who attend the Foire gourmande de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-Est ontarien, in Ville-Marie, Quebec. We even earned the People’s Choice Award in 2016 with our delicious BBQ bison burger.

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