History of Wagon Train
Dr. Richard Turriff organized the first Wagon Train to Wood Mountain. A group of teamsters and riders gathered at the Wayne Crawford Ranch at Willow Bunch and with Henry Cote as Trail Boss and Gerry Clark as Camp Boss, they put together the first wagon trek to the Wood Mountain Rodeo. In every year since, they have left from Willow bunch, Val Marie, or Fife Lake, camping along the trail in a reenactment of the pioneer’s historic life style as they came to start a new life in the west.
2017 Wood Mountain Wagon Train
This year on July 2nd, the wagons will gather at Rock Creek campground, East Block of the Grasslands National Park to set up base camp. Until Friday the 7th, your Wagon Train will leave there to explore the rugged beauty of the badlands and deep, well-treed valleys that have made the Uplands a special place over the centuries. Riding the prairies on horseback or in wagon, you'll see the Uplands, wild life, vibrant sunsets and magnificent star lit open prairie views that will amaze you. If you would like to help celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday in style, we invite participants to bring their best 1867 costumes for Thursday evening activities. On Friday the 7th you can start your trek to the historic Wood Mountain Stampede, the oldest continuous rodeo in Canada since 1890.
Your authentic old west adventure will be guided by Trail Boss Teresa Broeder, whom has years of experience guiding wagon trains through historic and beautiful countryside. To enjoy this true western experience, send you name, address, phone number and the number of outriders, horses and wagons you plan to bring, along with your cheque payable to "Wood Mountain Wagon Train" to Teresa Broeder, Trail Boss, Wood Mountain Wagon Train, Box 1345, Assiniboia, SK, S0H 0B0.
Single: $50, Couples $80., or Family $100 (One or both parents with children under age 18)
For more information, please call Teresa(306) 642-4073 or Marty (306 642-3221.
The Wood Mountain Wagon Train believes in safety, respect of the land and providing a unique heritage event.