The Town of Indian Head

Historic Indian Head

Indian Head is located in the heart of Saskatchewan's richest farmland, and beside the Canadian Pacific Railway's main east-west line. These two facts have had a great influence on the history and development of the community.

Indian Head is located in the heart of Saskatchewan's richest farmland, and beside the Canadian Pacific Railway's main east-west line. These two facts have had a great influence on the history and development of the community.

Incorporated as a town in 1902, Indian Head was the point for many 'firsts' within the province of Saskatchewan.

As one of the world's largest initial shipping points for wheat, regular meetings held here led to the formation of the Territorial Grain Growers' Association, an early advocacy group for farmers.

The fertile land around Indian Head attracted Major William R. Bell, who came west from Ontario in 1882 to serve as general manager of the Qu'Appelle Valley Farming Company establishing the first corporate farm in Western Canada now known as the Bell Farm.

1887 saw the creation of one of Canada's first agricultural research stations contributing to the establishment of a tree nursery in 1902 that continues to distribute millions of seedlings to farmers in the three prairie provinces.

Read more about the rich and colorful history of Indian Head.

Image: Courtesy of Indian Head Museum

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