Welcome to Moose Jaw

Small town feel with big city amenities

Moose Jaw is known for its historic downtown and flagship tourist attractions, such as Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Yvette Moore Gallery, the Grant Hall Hotel and beautiful Crescent Park. Moose Jaw is also home to the Demonstration Squadron Snowbirds and 15 Wing's NATO Flight Training Centre.

The city acts as a major agriculture and ag value-added processing centre. Two national railways and major trucking companies ship crops, food product and other specialty items to countries all over the world.

With vast reserves of potash in the area, two major potash mines are located nearby providing hundreds of high-paying jobs.

Moose Jaw, one of the TOP 15 small cities in Canada to live in!

 – www.citiesjournal.com

Photo: Tourism Moose Jaw

Photo: Mike Stobbs

Photo: Tourism Saskatchewan

Photo: Tourism Moose Jaw

FAMILY-ORIENTED Moose Jaw is an excellent place to raise a family with organized sports and sports facilities, recreational programs, bicycle and foot pathways, family attractions, excellent school system and an abundance of parks.

ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVALS Visitors enjoy a host of  arts and cultural festivals, such as: the Festival of Words,  Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival, Music Festival, Motif, Moose Jaw Dance Festival, etc.

In 2017 Moose Jaw was recognized nationally in several important ways, including; hosting the nationally televised Rogers Hometown Hockey; featured as a destination in the Amazing Race; won the Nationally Televised Country Music Television One Horse Town competition; and our downtown has been rated by Expedia as the Number 3 Coolest Downtown in all of Canada.

MOSAIC® PLACE AND YARACENTRE the City’s hockey, curling sports complex and field house have attracted major sporting events, festivals and conventions to the city. In 2016 Mosaic Place earned recognition in the Top 5 Venues Today Magazine attracting over 650,000 turns annually.

DINING & SHOPPING The historic downtown area showcases plenty of one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences found throughout its many boutiques and cafés offering a personalized brand of customer service.

TOURISM Saskatchewan’s tourism industry generates over $2.12 billion annually in economic spin-off and records about 12.5 million visits per year. Over 80 per cent of tourism dollars come from Saskatchewan residents.

Moose Jaw boasts one of the highest numbers of tourist attractions per capita in Canada and contributes over $90 million a year to the local economy. According to Census information, Moose Jaw experienced more overnight, destination and longer stays from points of origin outside Saskatchewan than comparable size cities in the rest of the province. The city is already a well-known tourist destination, and tourists see Moose Jaw as a very safe and relaxing place to vacation. Local downtown shops depend on a strong tourist trade, and not surprisingly are often the first to feel a down-turn in the economy. Several hotels have opened or expanded in the past few years expanding the supply of new rooms substantially.

HERITAGE TOURISM Moose Jaw certainly recognizes the value of maintaining and restoring historic buildings and creating unique experiences for tourists. In a bold act of imagination, the city rejuvenated its downtown economy by tapping into the value of heritage buildings and its rich history. Moose Jaw’s historic Grant Hall Inn has been transformed into a stunningly elegant boutique hotel with fine-dining restaurant, lounge, and retail area. Preservation of the city’s heritage and cultural assets provides a backdrop for many arts and culture attractions, including the Mae Wilson Performing Arts Theatre, Conexus Cultural Centre, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Casino Moose Jaw, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Yvette Moore Gallery, Moose Jaw Trolley Car Tours, Burrowing Owls, Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, Library and Art Museum, and Western Development Museum, etc. Temple Gardens Mineral Spa is named one of the ‘Top 100 Spas in North America’ placing 45th and included in the ‘Top 10 Getaways in Canada’.

F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL The new hospital is located adjacent the Trans-Canada Highway on Diefenbaker Drive. This is the first large hospital in Canada using lean design and the only one of its kind in Saskatchewan. The three-story, 72-bed facility features four operating rooms, two procedure rooms and a MRI. The $3.3M Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI is one of seven in the province, and the first in the Five Hills Region. Surgery, day surgery, observation and the lab are located on the main floor. Mental health and addictions, ICU and medicine are found on the second floor. Women’s services and surgical beds are located on the third floor. Saskatchewan’s hyperbaric (decompression) chamber is also located in the new hospital.

In 2017 the Five Hills Regional Health Authority amalgamated into a single provincial health authority.

SPORTS AND RECREATION Mosaic® Place the new $61M downtown hockey and curling sports complex, and home to the city’s Warriors hockey team. YaraCentre field house has a popular indoor walking track, fitness centre and four in-door soccer pitches. These facilities alone attract major sporting events and national tournaments to the city. Moose Jaw families enjoy well-organized youth sports programs, including hockey, soccer, ball, swimming, dance, with slow pitch, badminton and ultimate Frisbee.

PARKS The Wakamow Valley Authority provides several popular family-oriented parks along the Moose Jaw Creek that winds through the city. These parks have picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking and bicycle trails, and other facilities such as RV camp-ground and out-door speed-skating oval. The Trans-Canada Trail provides a network of rewarding hiking paths looping through the city. The historic Crescent Park is considered a hidden gem in Moose Jaw. Buffalo Pound Lake, as short drive north of the city is offers families both beach and boating with ice fishing in the winter.

THE CHANGING FACE OF MOOSE JAW Moose Jaw has long been called the “Friendly City” but in more recent years has gained fame as “the little city that could” – its proud community working hard to build world class sporting facilities and tourist attractions building a reputation as Saskatchewan’s “hottest” tourist destination.

Everyone loves Moose Jaw, and those who call it home know it is a perfect place to call home – a satisfying place to raise a family, with an abundance of parks, sports and recreational facilities, walking trails, family attractions for exceptional quality of life.

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