There is perhaps no more iconic embodiment of Canada than the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), originally known as the North West Mounted Police. Saskatchewan’s capital, Regina, is home to the sole training academy for new members of the force and over 1,000 new Mounties graduate each year.
The RCMP’s history can be tracked all across Saskatchewan. The RCMP Heritage Centre takes visitors back in time using interactive displays, multi-media presentations and rare artifacts. Permanent and temporary displays describe the critical role the Force has played in the development of western Canada, and continues to play in addressing contemporary crime issues. Fort Walsh National Historic Site, in the southwest’s Cypress Hills, was the Mounties’ original headquarters. Today, Fort Battleford commemorates the major role the fort played in the North West Resistance of 1885.