Wood Mountain Wagon Train

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.


2016 Wood Mountain Wagon Train
This year on July 3rd, the wagons will gather at the Don Peterson Ranch southwest of Glentworth to set up base camp.  Until Friday the 8th, 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.  On Friday, July 8th you can start your trek to the 127th Historical Wood Mountain Stampede.  It is the oldest continuous rodeo in Canada. 

  • Drinking water available for human consumption only
  • Portable toilets available nightly
  • Support trailer available for 1 (one) well marked duffle bag and cooler
  • Souvenirs availabe (Caps, t-shirts, bandanas)

Single person $40.00
Couple $60.00
Family $80.00 (One or both parents with children under 18)

Rider and Wagon Rules and Regulations
All participants must be registered.  I.D. will be issued when you check in.
Keep campground and trail garbage free.  Police your area and pickup what someone else has accidentally dropped.  Littering is strictly prohibited.

  • No loose horses.
  • No racing past wagons.
  • No stallions.
  • No smoking on the trail ride.
  • No riding in from of the trail boss.
  • No open fires.
  • Deliver bagged gargabe to trailer each morning.
  • Good wagon brakes are highly recommended.
  • Wagon must be equipped with fire fighting equipment (shovel, sacks, pail).
  • Horses must drink from dugouts and creeks.
  • Note:  Fire extinguishers required on outside of All Wagons.  Accessible to Everyone!

The Wood Mountain Wagon Train believes in safety, respect of the land and providing a unique heritage event.

For more information, please call Teresa Broeder (306) 642-4073 or Marty Kuysten (306 642-3221.  You can also email: gwranch@outlook.com