Wood Mountain Wagon Train
The tradition continues! Our western heritage of settlers’ wagons rolling through the Uplands comes alive once a year in the form of the Wood Mountain Wagon Train. Rekindle the ol’ pioneer spirit out on the trail as we explore a passage through time.
The 49th parallel boasts a powerful history. Waves of change swept over the Uplands after the Boundary Commission finished surveying the south Country. The region was mapped out into newly laid townships and sections, forcing corporate ranching outfits like the N – N to fence off their lands. With the loss of wide-open ranges, this style of mass cattle production disappeared from the Uplands making way for the new settlers and farmers of today.
Vanishing buffalo herds resulted in a total upheaval of how the free-roaming Metis and Aboriginals lived. Aside from farming opportunities, the introduction of horses to the Uplands created a steady and more versatile mode of transportation. Trade and migration routes could now be travelled with greater speed and ease.
For nearly 50 years, the wagon train has left from various starting points across the south country to wend its way to the Old Post at Wood Mountain for the annual Stampede. Riding the prairies on horseback or in your wagon, you’ll see enticing views of wildflowers, animals and sunsets galore. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may just see remnants of the past.
In an age of network connectivity, we increasingly grow more disconnected with our roots so adventures that bring us together with nature and kin are now more important than ever. If you’re ready to create memories that will last a lifetime, grab your gear, grease the wagon wheels and saddle up!
This year on July 7th, 2019the wagons will gather near Canopus, Sask., to set up base camp. Until Friday the 12th, your Wagon Train will leave each day to explore the rugged beauty of the rolling hills and deep, well treed valleys that have made the Uplands a majestic place over the centuries. Finally, at the end of the day, look up at a breathtaking view of the brilliant stars scattered over a clear night sky.
Your authentic old west adventure will be guided by Trail Boss, Teresa Broeder, who has years of experience guiding wagon trains through this historic and beautiful countryside.
On Friday the 12th you can start your trek to the historic Wood Mountain Stampede. Continuous since 1890, it is the oldest rodeo in Canada. To enjoy this true western experience, send your name, address, phone number and the number of outriders, horses and wagons you plan to bring, along with a cheque payable to
“Wood Mountain Wagon Train”
Teresa Broeder, Trail Boss
Wood Mountain Wagon Train
Box 1345 Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0
Single $50, Couples $80
Family* $100 (*One or both parents with children under age 18).
*NEW* Option to pay $40/per person for one day.
For more information call Teresa Broeder at 1 (306) 642- 4073 or Alaine Berjian at 1 (306) 713-0501
The Wood Mountain Wagon Train believes in safety, respect of the land, and providing a unique heritage event, sanctioned by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation.
WOOD MOUNTAIN WAGON TRAIN
GATHERING JULY 7, 2019 @ CANOPUS