Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park

Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park

ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES
DrinkingWater Picnic

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 Canada to the Wood Mountain area after the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.  Interpretive staff guide you through two reconstructed buildings furnished with displays.  The park is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from June 1 to around August 31.  Picnic facilities are available.