This 2,000 resident town was named by the CPR for an aboriginal’s skull found near the railway station by a survey crew. Others say the town is named for the westerly peak of a group of hills to the southeast,
commonly called “the head” or “Indian Head,” based on an early missionary’s reference based on a translation of its aborginial name Ustiquanuci.
Charhead Ranch Farm
4.8 km south of Indian Head, then 1.6 km east, then 1.6 km south
One of the oldest charlolais herds can be seen on this 75 year old family farm, in a beautiful rural environment. See a large dairy operation using the latest in computer technology. You can also see prairie art exhibits and Welsh ponies. Open May 30 to Sept 30, 9 am to 5 pm, July & August 8:30 am to 8 pm (off-season by appointment). Admission $25 for a family.
Indian Head Museum
Corner of Otterloo and Bell St
Located in the old 1907 fire hall, this museum has an extensive collection of pioneer objects and pictures. There is also a 1926 one-room school house and an 1883 Bell Farm cottage and a replica of an old country garage. Open daily 1 pm to 4 pm (or by appointment). Admission $2 adults, $0.50 for students.
Indian Head Research Farm
northeast of town
This farm is used for crop and soil research, creating new breeder seeds. Tours are offered for agricultural groups, with free admission. There are picnic tables, barbecues and washrooms.
PFRA Shelterbelt Centre
1.6 km south of town at junction of highway 1 and 56.
This tree nursery operation includes horticultural displays, an arboretum and a perennial flower display. Sunbeam Creek nature trail from here is a kilometre long. Picnic area and nature trail open dawn to dusk. The Centre and buildings are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm, with free admission.
Rural Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
311 Grand Ave, in the Arrowhead Mall
This museum showcases rural sports and famous athletes who moved on to the major leagues in their sports. Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.