FORT WALSH, Sask. – The RCMP Musical Ride returns to its roots this summer with a performance at Fort Walsh National Historic Site in southwestern Saskatchewan, Parks Canada says. In the 1940s the RCMP’s Remount Ranch at Fort Walsh started the process of raising the police force’s iconic, large black horses that are featured in the Ride.
The July 21 homecoming performance is among summer events marking the 140th anniversary of the fort, 55 kilometres southwest of Maple Creek, Sask., off the Trans-Canada Highway.
On Aug. 8, Trades Day will feature cannon and rifle firing and cultural demonstrations. As well, a new 400-metre walking trail passes through the Cypress Hills forest along Battle Creek.
Established in 1875 by the North West Mounted Police, Fort Walsh served as headquarters for that force from 1878 to 1882.