Our Story, Our Why
A Life Of Fresh Air and Meaningful Connection
The early Years
The Creation of Coulee
Founder Dexter Hamilton grew up in the Coulees in Southern Alberta, golfing, biking, hiking, swimming and exploring. The Coulees are connection point, the place of gathering and adventure and are the heart of who we are, getting outdoors and bringing people together.
All in the family
Fire Safety First
Dexter's grandfather spent his career in fire protection and was a local Fire Chief. His career has always been an inspiration to Dexter and fire safety will forever be a part of how we inspire and educate our Coulee Crew to live harmoniously with nature.
Outdoor Lifestyle Honed In
After business school and years on both hockey and golf teams, Dexter knew his calling was bringing people together, outdoors. He spent his early career in business development for two major outdoor lifestyle sectors until he was ready to launch into Coulee Outdoor. He led teams, listened to customers, and travelled the world understanding what people around the world look for to get them connected, outdoors.
Starting the Fire
Coulee Outdoor was officially created in 2020 after a family move back to the Coulee and Mountain region to be connected closer with nature and the outdoor lifestyle. In December 2020, Coulee Outdoor launched and quickly became Canada’s favourite new smokeless fire pit company - garnering the most loyal and enthusiastic customers, growing the Coulee Crew.
Paving the way with Pellets
Fuel is...what fuels us! From Dexter's wife and co-owner growing up a Girl Guide, to Dexter working intimately with pellets in a the BBQ industry, we know our wood! After countless fires as a family, we have truly built two of the most well engineered airflow systems, the dome airflow system and the multi-fuel airflow system that burns wood pellets like no other!
Most versatile smokeless fire pits
Coulee Outdoor has created the world’s most versatile smokeless fire pits, meant to last a lifetime. From the ultimate solo companion in the CouleeCamp, the most versatile smokeless fire pit in the CouleeGo, to the largest smokeless fire pit and ultimate bonfire in the CouleeYard, Coulee has it all.
The Outdoor Lifestyle
Coulee Outdoor was founded in the Canadian Coulees with a purpose to create sustainable products that connect people together. We strive for a life of fresh air and meaningful connection. The smokeless fire brings us together, but it's not solely about the fire, the Coulee Connection is about people and nature coming together, harmoniously. Being active outdoors, connecting with loved ones, respecting nature, coming together, cooking, story telling, campfire songs- it's the connection that gives life purpose and meaning and it's at the heart of who we are and why we created Coulee.
Our Planet First
Made with intention
Coulee Outdoor will always challenge ourselves to bring innovative products to market while respecting and protecting the planet. We work with durable, sustainable, top-quality materials so that our pieces can be enjoyed across generations. Our products are built to last and reduce waste in landfills over the years. Our airflow systems are also specifically designed to utilize a range of fuel types from biomass to wood pellets to traditional firewood. Wood pellets in particular are near and dear to us as they are a by-product and an economical and spark-free fuel source. Everything we create, every partnership we make and every step we take is with the planet in mind.