Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

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Wood Mountain
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′18″N 106°23′04″W / 49.3718°N 106.3844°W / 49.3718; -106.3844Coordinates: 49°22′18″N 106°23′04″W / 49.3718°N 106.3844°W / 49.3718; -106.3844
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSouth-central
Rural MunicipalityOld Post No. 43
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 administrative office of the Wood Mountain Dakota Sioux First Nation band government.[6]

History[edit]

Wood Mountain incorporated as a village on March 4, 1930.[7]

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[8][9]
Building at the Wood Mountain Métis settlement in 1874

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, 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.[10]

In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Wood Mountain recorded a population of 25, a 25% change from its 2006 population of 20. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 41.0/km2 (106.1/sq mi) in 2011.[11]

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.[citation needed]

Local attractions[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Wood Mountain Stampede, oldest continuous annual Rodeo in Canada. It has run since 1890.[12]
  • 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
  7. ^ "Urban Municipality Incorporations". Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population" (PDF). Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  9. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population". Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. June 3, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  12. ^ http://www.woodmountain.ca/Stampd.html

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