Shade Sails Canada

Custom Sized Shade Sails

At Shade Sails Canada we specialize in the perfect fitting Shade Sail. Our attention to detail is our foundation and is paramount to the longevity of your Sail and its performance in any wind and rain.

Using only premium well tested fabrics, our sail construction methods give you a product that will last you many years, if not a lifetime. We are proud to be the leader in Shade Sail manufacturing, and to bring you the best product on the market.

  • Available in over 50 colours, light or heavy fabric
  • Fade & tear-resistant UV stabilized shade fabric with up to 15 year UV warranty
  • All Tensioning hardware included, anchor point hardware sold separately 
  • Free Standard Shipping on orders over $500
  • Proudly made in Canada


Please use our Custom Shade Sail builder below to create and order your sail. If you're experiencing difficulty with your online order please contact us - 1-855-899-8290 or email

* Note - for a quick quote please disregard the diagonal dimensions.

Free Shipping over $500
15 year UV warranty

Custom vs. Standard

A Custom Shade Sail gives you the freedom to create almost any shape you want in a Sail, allowing  you to benefit from maximum Shade and Aesthetic.

In many cases a Custom Sail is also the most economical solution, as we can create your Shade Sail to attach to your existing anchor points (House, Garage, Large Tree, etc) instead of adding multiple new posts. 

You simply provide us with accurate measurements of your space (Anchor point to anchor point) and we make your sail to fit, considering stretch, hardware and all. This is as simple as it sounds.

Learn more.

How to Create a Custom Shade

  • 1 — Rendering

    If you are unsure of exactly where to start, the best option is to contact us. We will work with you to design your Shade Sail and create detailed Renderings and Shade Analysis. This allows you to see how the Sail will look in your space, tweak any design details, ie: Anchor points, heights, size etc before you send us measurements to order.

  • 2 — Measuring

    Please follow this Measuring Guide. You will need a long spooled tape measure to reach between your intended anchor points as indicated in the Guide. Label your corners and orientation on the order form as instructed. Complete your detailed measurements as instructed on the form.

  • 3 — Choose Anchor Hardware

    We offer a broad range of specially selected Marine Grade Stainless Steel Anchor Hardware for you to attach your Shade Sail to a variety of building materials including wood, brick, concrete and roof trusses.

  • 4 — Submit Measurements for Approval

    Use our online ordering process to proceed to check out with your measurements.

    Don’t worry, we cross-check all of your measurements to make sure there are no errors. We aim for your Shade Sail to fit perfectly, and we will be in touch if there are any questions about your measurements.

  • 5 — Manufacturing

    Once your measurements are approved your Shade Sail is on order.

    Your Sail will ship direct from our Sail Loft to your door within 2-3 weeks, you will receive a tracking number once the Sail has shipped.

  • 6 — Send Us a Review!

    Share the photos of your new Shade Sail and give your feedback. We are always aiming to improve and also hear how you are enjoying our products.




Are the sides of a shade sail straight or curved?

The sides of a shade sail are curved to ensure proper tensioning. The amount of the curve (catenary curve) depends on the shape of the shade sail and can be adjusted when ordering a custom shade sail.

A standard catenary curve is 7%; this percentage relates to the distance between attachment points. If—as shown in the diagram below—the distance from A to B is 10 feet, a 7% catenary curve is 8.4 inches (7% of 120 inches). This is the distance—shown in white—from the midpoint between the two attachment points (A & B) to the midpoint in the curve of the shade sail (C).

Curvature is not solely for tensioning purposes, it can be increased (to go around a tree or other obstruction) or decreased in some cases. Our design software automatically optimizes the catenary curve for each design.  Please get in contact with our design team for any unique requirements.

What is the UV rating of our Shade fabric?

UV ratings range from 89.3% to 97.7% depending on your fabric and colour. Your colour choice will not noticeably affect the temperature under the sail.

Note: the surface you are standing on may reflect the sun more than others so the sail rating does not consider UV coming off the ground surface and bouncing up.

Why are flat shade sails inferior?

We always aim at providing Shade Sails that are not only well tensioned, but perform optimally too. A flat Shade Sail - meaning all the anchor points are at the same height, or the Shade Sail lies on a perfect slope with both high points at the same height and both low points at the same height - will always catch the winds. This is why we prefer to alternate and vary anchor heights in order to get more shape out of the Shade Sail and give the system better aerodynamics. Designed by Shade Sails Canada and installed following our instructional videos, your Shade Sail should be extremely rigid and you should experience very little to no movement at all in your Shade Sails especially in periods of higher winds.

Are posts included?

It depends! In a commercial setting, we provide full turnkey solutions whereby we oversee not only the fabrication and finishing of steel posts but the installation of them as well. In a residential setting, we provide you with all the specifications pertaining to your posts, whether they be steel or pressure treated wooden posts.

Plan with a pro

Shade Analysis & Design Services

Our Shade Analysis & Design is the best way for you to not only visualize your next project but it’s also the best way for you to analyze just how much shade will be created at different times of day or year.

Customer Reviews

Based on 157 reviews
Alain Bilodeau
Spectacular product

We got our custom made Shade Sail this summer and it made a significant improvement of our living area and our deck as well. The material was light enough to let light through but durable enough to withstand downpours. I would recommend this high quality shade to anyone who wants to make any outdoor area spectacular.

J & H
Good Fabric, Hardware and Customer Service

Professional and prompt customer service. Quick manufacture and delivery. High quality, durable fabric and wires. Heavy duty hardware. Only con: our measurements were impeccable, meticulously checked many times but the shade sail was a few millimeters too small. Fit was tight to the extreme... could only be attached by loosening the hardware to the limit, so it came apart in heavy wind and the shade sail fell down.

Hi, thanks for the review. Sail looks great! Please reach out if you'd like any tips on installation, or you can check out our YouTube channel -

Jodi Vanthuyne
Puzzles Child Care Center in Banff

I was searching for something to fit our oddly shaped deck space for our center and came across Sail Shade Canada website. The help and guidance from Jake was great. He guided me through the process and I felt confident I had made the right choice. It fits perfect and provides the perfect amount of shade for our Mighty Learners. The product came quick and the installation was simple. Thank You so much!

Thanks Jodi! Glad we could help :)

Kent Smerdon
Great product and service

Jake and company helped every step of the way with fast answers to all my questions for a full "do it myself" install.
The hardware is first class, the traveller is an option that is well worth it and the colour choice was perfect. (Bride rejected red!) A good experience with a very good company. Highly recommended.

Kent this looks soooo good! Nice work!

Christian Doyon
Great product / Great service

I'm just so happy with the quality of this fine canadian product. The team went the extra mile to make sure every aspect of my project was on par and guided me through every steps to make sure my sail would be 100% perfect. And it is.

Installation was easy and now all I have to do is... relax in the shade !

Christian congratulations on your new outdoor space. Looks perfect, enjoy!