Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

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Wood Mountain
Village
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator
Wood Mountain is located in Old Post No. 43
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain is located in Saskatchewan
Wood Mountain
Wood Mountain
Coordinates: 49°22′15″N 106°23′01″W / 49.37083°N 106.38361°W / 49.37083; -106.38361Coordinates: 49°22′15″N 106°23′01″W / 49.37083°N 106.38361°W / 49.37083; -106.38361
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSouth-central
Rural MunicipalityOld Post
Incorporated (village)1930
Government
 • Governing bodyWood Mountain Village Council
 • MayorEdward McIvor
 • ClerkSherry Mielke
 • MLADave Marit
 • MPJeremy Patzer
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 (2016 population: 20) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Old Post No. 43 and Census Division No. 3. Its 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.

This village is home to the First Nations administrative office for the band government of the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation.[6]

History[edit]

Wood Mountain was the terminus of the Fort Ellice-Wood Mountain Trail that was used from 1757 to the 1850s to haul provisions such as pemmican by the Metis and First Nations. The trail was over 400 kilometres long.[7] It was incorporated as a village on March 4, 1930.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Population history
(1981–2016)
YearPop.±%
198141—    
198636−12.2%
199146+27.8%
199631−32.6%
200140+29.0%
200620−50.0%
201125+25.0%
201620−20.0%
Source: Statistics Canada via Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics[9][10]
Building at the Wood Mountain Métis settlement in 1874

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Wood Mountain had a population of 20 living in 8 of its 14 total private dwellings, a change of 0% from its 2016 population of 20. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 32.8/km2 (84.9/sq mi) in 2021.[11]

In the 2016 Census of Population, the Village of Wood Mountain recorded a population of 20 living in 9 of its 10 total private dwellings, a -25% change from its 2011 population of 25. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 32.8/km2 (84.9/sq mi) in 2016.[12]

Economy and tourism[edit]

Historically, Wood Mountain's economy has relied mainly on the agriculture 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.[citation needed]

Local attractions[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Wood Mountain Stampede, oldest continuous annual Rodeo in Canada. It has run since 1890.[13]
  • 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. ^ http://www.sicc.sk.ca/archive/bands/bwoodm.html[dead link]
  7. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details".
  8. ^ "Urban Municipality Incorporations". Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population" (PDF). Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population". Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  11. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  12. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "The Wood Mountain Stampede".

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