Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park
Wood Mountain Post's proximity to the United States border determined its role in policing the northwest. The North West Mounted Police (NWMP) detachment patrolled the border from 1874 to 1918, regulating whiskey traders, horse thieves and cattle rustlers. The Post tells the story of Major James Walsh of the NWMP, and how he negotiated with Sioux Chief Sitting Bull who brought 5,000 followers into Saskatchewan after the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. Today you can find two reconstructed buildings, interpretive panel, and costumed staff to assist you.
For more information, please visit www.saskparks.net/woodmountainpost
What to Explore:
- Rodeo Ranch Museum
- Grasslands National Park
- Wood Mountain Regional Park
- Wood Mountain, Lakota First Nation Annual Pow-Wow