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 Moose Jaw prides itself in being a volunteer capital, and thanks to various non-profit organizations Moose Jaw residents, visitors and guests enjoy a host of arts and cultural festivals and events, such as the Festival of Words, Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival, Music Festival, Motif and Moose Jaw Dance Festival to name a few.

MOSAIC® PLACE co-hosted the 2013 Juno Awards with Regina, hosted the Canada Cup and attracts top performing artist, such as Carrier Underwood - so no wonder this facility now attracts over 650,000 turns annually!

DINING & SHOPPING With big box retailers like Walmart and Superstore located on Thatcher Drive, Moose Jaw Town & Country Mall delivers an abundance of shops and services. Downtown provides plenty of one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences found in dozens of boutiques and cafés that offer up a personalized brand of customer service thanks to their caring business owners, such as Yvette Moore Gallery to Nit’s Thai Food.

HERITAGE TOURISM In a bold act of imagination, the city rejuvenated its downtown economy by tapping into its heritage buildings and rich history. Preservation of the city’s heritage and culture assets provides the backdrop for many arts and cultural tourist attractions, including the Mae Wilson Performing Arts Theatre, Conexus Cultural Centre, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Yvette Moore Gallery, Moose Jaw Trolley Car Tours, Burrowing Owls, Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, Library and Art Museum, Western Development Museum, to name only a few. Moose Jaw certainly recognizes the value of maintaining and restoring historic buildings and creating unique new experiences for tourists by “telling its story”.

HEALTH The new Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional 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.

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.