A Store for the Senses

The smell of leather fills the air. You walk through a grocery aisle stocked with the usual products, but above the shelves of cereal and canned goods hang dozens of moose hide jackets, taxidermied wildlife, paintings, and antler carvings. You stopped in at La Ronge to stock up on supplies for a northern adventure, but what you’ve discovered is one of the most iconic general stores in western Canada.

 

Welcome to Robertson Trading Ltd.

 

Robertson Trading Ltd
For over 50 years, the Robertson family has been posted on La Ronge Avenue in the northern Saskatchewan town of La Ronge. The Robertsons buy and sell furs and supply locals (and tourists) with everything – from groceries to clothing, camping supplies, fishing/hunting equipment, and everything in between.

Robertson Trading Ltd
For a new visitor, the store feels as much like a museum or an art gallery as it does a general store. Take your time as you meander through the aisles, admiring the local artistry on display.

Robertson Trading Ltd
To learn more about Robertson Trading post, check out this amazing article by Canadian Geographic writer, Alexandra Pope, or visit the Robertson Trading facebook page.

Robertson Trading Ltd
Bonus tip: Grab something from the butcher shop. Guthrie Winn is the longest serving employee at Robertson Trading Ltd (approaching 33 years) and has won numerous awards throughout Saskatchewan for his delicious products.

 

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