South Alberta Horse Artillery

The South Alberta Horse Artillery is a group of military history enthusiasts operating as a field gun detachment of the Regiment of Canadian Artillery during the 1885 North West Rebellion. The group has a reproduction cannon approximating the size and appearance of the British 9-pounder Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun used at that time, together with a full-size limber permitting deployment of the equipment with a team of horses when circumstances permit. A smaller (approximately half-scale) cannon is also used, in smaller venues or when the number of available detachment members is too small to permit satisfactory manhandling of the larger gun. The group’s demonstrations are based on period-correct artillery and small-arms drills.