History of Elk Point
Elk Point, nestled in green rolling hills on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. From furs and pemmican, to grain and meat, to salt and oil, Elk Point and area has a rich colourful history.
For further exploration of this history, visitors can travel east to the Windsor Salt Plant, then on to the Frog Lake Resistance site, called by some, the Frog Lake Massacre. This memorial to one of the tragic incidents of the North West Rebellion is located in this beautiful, undisturbed parkland.
Just outside the town of Elk Point, the historical theme is continued at the Fort George Buckingham House.
From the Northwest Rebellion, to the coming of the railroad Big Bear, Poundmaker, Pakan; great leaders in times of great trouble. First sodbuster to Elk Point - Americans, Scandinavian, Ukrainians and other Europeans. Pioneer life - sod shack, outdoor dairy, woodcutting bee, river ferry, and around the cook stove, horse n` buggy.
WWI - Salute the young people of Elk Point who went to The First Great War.
Country Doctors - Dr. F.G. Miller and Dr. A.G. Ross covered an area fro Vermilion to Cold Lake, even in the winter.
A history as rich and strong as Elk Points needs to be shared and passed onto generations to come.