Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

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Wood Mountain
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator
Wood Mountain is located in Saskatchewan
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain is located in Canada
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain
Coordinates: 49°13′18″N 106°13′32″W / 49.221547°N 106.225566°W / 49.221547; -106.225566Coordinates: 49°13′18″N 106°13′32″W / 49.221547°N 106.225566°W / 49.221547; -106.225566
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSouth-central
Census division3
Rural MunicipalityOld Post
Incorporated (Village)1930
Government
 • Governing bodyWood Mountain Village Council
 • MayorEdward McIvor
 • ClerkSherry Mielke
 • MPDavid L. Anderson
 • MLAYogi Huyghebaert
Area
 • Total0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total20
 • Density32.6/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal code
S0H 4L0
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 18
Highway 358
RailwaysCanadian Pacific Railway (Defunct)
WebsiteVillage of Wood Mountain[1]
[2][3][4][5]

Wood Mountain is a village in Old Post Rural Municipality 43, Saskatchewan, Canada. The town's name is derived from the Red River Métis words "Montagne de Bois" (meaning mountain of wood in French), due to the abundance of poplar trees in the otherwise barren region. Highway 18 and Highway 358 intersect south of the community.

Wood Mountain is known for its annual Stampede that has been held every year for more than 120 years. It is also known for its Sprinkle Fresh Spring Water taken from the Flowing Springs Ranch.[6]

This village is the administrative headquarters of the Wood Mountain Dakota Sioux First Nation band government.[7]

Building at the Wood Mountain Métis settlement in 1874

Demographics[edit]

In 2006, Wood Mountain had a population of 20 living in 13 dwellings, a 50.0% decrease from 2001. The village had a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi) and a population density of 32.6/km2 (84/sq mi).[8]

Economy and tourism[edit]

Historically, Wood Mountain's economy has relied mainly on agriculture as a main industry. The community still has strong roots to farming and ranching, but with its location and rich history, tourism has become a main industry. The community has a variety of businesses, recreation sites, and many accommodations such as bed and breakfasts, a cafe restaurant, a pool, a library, a community hall, and a wide variety of churches, museums, campgrounds, and regional parks.

Business and services[edit]

Below is a list of local business and organizations within the Wood Mountain village and area.[9]

  • Alliance church
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Romanian Orthodox Church
  • Klein Electronics
  • Straza Trucking
  • Whitemud kaolin mining (closed as of late 2010)
  • Hog Barn
  • Mergel Ranch
  • Flowing Springs Ranch
    • Sprinkle Fresh Spring Water
  • Val, the book gal!! (www.usborneonline.ca/ValFafard)

Local attractions[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Wood Mountain Stampede, oldest continuous annual Rodeo in Canada. It has run since 1890.[10]
  • Wood Mountain Farmers Market
  • Redneck Rumble

Regional attractions/accommodations[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Village of Wood Mountain
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters".
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008.
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005). "CTI Determine your provincial constituency".
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line".
  6. ^ Flowing Springs Ranch
  7. ^ http://www.sicc.sk.ca/archive/bands/bwoodm.html
  8. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Wood Mountain - Community Profile". Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  9. ^ Wood Mountain Business Directory
  10. ^ http://www.woodmountain.ca/Stampd.html

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