Perhaps one of the best photo opportunities in Woodlands County is the World’s Largest Wagon Wheel and Pick Axe. The grand wagon wheel stands an impressive seven metres in height, while the pick axe reaches just over six metres. Not only does the site provide a great backdrop to mark your travels, but it is also a reflection of Fort Assiniboine’s rich cultural history, as the hamlet was a major trade and supply point during the Hudson’s Bay era and was also an important location during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1800s.
The monument is located next to the Fort Assiniboine Museum in the heart of the hamlet, making it an ideal location for an insightful afternoon to discover some of the key historic movements that helped shape the Woodlands County region and Western Canada.
Coming for the day, or planning an overnight stay in our beautiful wilderness territory, plan your visit here.