Living in Willow Bunch

Willow Bunch is in a picturesque valley on the eastern slope of the Wood Mountain Plateau near the Canada-U.S. boundary, this quaint community is the site of some of the most interesting history of Saskatchewan. The deep cut coulees and ravines were a favorite wintering spot and summer hunting ground of the natives who inhabited the area prior to arrival of European settlers.

Metis families first settled here in 1870 and named the area “Hart Rouge” in honour of the abundant red willow. French Canadian settlers arrived and called it “Talle-de-Saules” which was later translated to “Willow Bunch”.

Please use the links on the left to navigate this site and discover the story of the “Willow Bunch Giant”, Sitting Bull, the Metis, Francophones and others who have shaped the history of our town. Also discover the recreation possibilities available in the area, including the Jean-Louis Légaré Regional Park: a beautiful campground, hiking trails and a challenging 9-hole golf course with grass greens and watered fairways.