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110 Ominica Street W
Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 6V2
Wood Mountain Location: 8 km S of the village of Wood Mountain on Hwy 18.
Wood Mountain Post was established as a North West Mounted Police post in 1874 to patrol the Canada/United Stated border and police whiskey traders, horse thieves and cattle rustlers.

The post rose to prominence in 1876, when Chief Sitting Bull and 5,000 members of the Sioux (Lakota) First Nation took refuge in Canada after the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park features two reconstructed buildings that tell the story of Major James Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and his negotiations with Chief Sitting Bull. Interpretive staff are on hand from Jun to Sep and school programming is available. There are picnic facilities onsite and camping is available at nearby Wood Mountain Regional Park.

1-Jun-2017 to 4-Sep-2017

Nearby Attractions

Wood Mountain Regional Park, Wood Mountain Rodeo Ranch Museum, Grasslands National Park.

Rates & Hours of Operation

  • Free admission
  • Rate details : Donations welcome.
  • Hours of operation : Daily 10am - 5pm. Season date subject to change.

On-Site Amenities & Services

  • Tourist information
  • Picnic area
  • Pit toilet

Tour Information

  • Self-guided tour
  • Guided tour

Attraction Features

  • RCMP/NWMP
  • Settlement history
  • Heritage village
  • Museum
  • Provincial Historic Park

Group Tour Information

  • Group tour services
  • Student group services
  • Estimated viewing time (hours) : 1
  • Advance Notice Requirements / Additional Group Tour Information : Student rates: $1/student for guided educational programs in spring.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Museums Association of Saskatchewan member
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