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We are Backwoods Security Solutions — a made-in-Canada company that delivers solid solutions specifically designed to protect every client’s people, property and assets. 

Backwoods Security personnel are armed with state-of-the-art technology and specialized training which means we provide outstanding customer service, peace of mind and operational efficiency wherever we may work.

A Top-Ranked Organization Clients Rely On

Backwoods Security, a division of Backwoods, is now the largest Indigenous security provider in Alberta, protecting clients across Western Canada.

Our clients are as diverse as our experience with projects ranging from remote industrial oil and gas sites, building developers and property management companies to large-scale outdoor events and transitional housing facilities. We have the resources to safeguard your people, property and assets.

The approach in each case may vary but the service is always the same — solid, professional protection you can rely on.

Mission Statement


backwoods security services by the numbers

people employed with Backwoods Security Services


of all security hours are logged by Indigenous employees

marked vehicles operating

billion value in property secured

what makes backwoods unique?

Customized security solutions and a commitment to community defines what we do.
That’s because Backwoods is 100% Indigenous-owned by Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. 

our why

Partnering with Backwoods Security not only ensures your people, property and assets are protected, you will make meaningful opportunities and investments by providing back to the Indigenous community.

Part of Backwoods Energy Services, we operate to deliver cost-effective, intelligence-led security solutions for our clients by creating a positive socio-economic impact within Indigenous communities, or any community where we operate.

our how

Whether we are providing stationary guards at a small-town shopping mall or creating a comprehensive safety plan to contend with all the potential issues associated with an outdoor concert — we like to say, we are big enough to do the job but small enough to personalize how we do it. 

Our team works with a diverse portfolio of clients who rely on us to protect their interests by detecting and deterring unwanted activity and safeguarding their operation and employees.

Top-notch customer service drives everything we do because we see our work with every client as a collaborative process. We don’t just work for you; we work with you. When you partner with Backwoods, we will take care of your security concerns so you can focus on what you do best. 

Our Story

Built on a solid foundation and a reputation for providing what our clients need, our goal is to meet and exceed expectations while being true to our purpose — to be an organization which betters the lives of others.

The Backwoods Security Services team will put all your essential protective measures in place. 

But it goes beyond that. 

We believe there does not have to be a tradeoff between building a world-class company and being socially responsible. We strive to do both.

Partnering with our clients means we can work together to make significant investments to create opportunities for people to thrive. 

That’s because we are 100 % Indigenous-owned by Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation meaning Backwoods serves as a major economic driver to create wealth and independence for those living in the community west of Edmonton, Alberta.

“We built the company from the ground up. We are very proud of that,” says Alexis Chief Tony Alexis. “We are very good at what we do. Our mission is to always make sure we are as good if not better than the best.”

While profits are reinvested into Alexis and Indigenous, as well as non-Indigenous, communities, where we work — make no mistake, contracts are won by what Backwoods Security Services has to offer, not by who owns it.

“Our mission statement isn’t simply words on a wall. It’s something we live. It is the lifeblood of our operation,” Trina Cooper, Backwoods’ director of attraction and Indigenous development.

When you work with us, you are part of a team that delivers world-class customer service, embraces technology to improve what we do and constantly strives to be among the best in the security industry.

When you partner with us as a client, you can trust we will tailor security solutions to ensure your people, property and assets are protected by our professional team of guards and specialists.