Moose Jaw - FURTHER INFORMATION
Moose Jaw - Moose Jaw visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Moose Jaw' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Saskatchewan.
Moose Jaw is an important provincial town in southern Saskatchewan in Canada. Situated on the confluence of Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek, Moose Jaw acts as a vital supply center for the hundreds of farms and communities in the surrounding countryside. It was marked on a map in 1857 by surveyor John Palliser as 'Moose Jaw Bone Creek'.
Today, Moose Jaw has become a popular retirement and tourist town, and is full of department stores, shops and various hotels and travel lodges. In the past, Moose Jaw and Thunder Creek produced the best water for steam engines and Moose Jaw became a central collection point grown in the surrounding area. Grain still plays a vital role in the region today, with the collection points becoming increasingly centralised.
Moose Jaw - AttractionsMoose Jaw acts as a hub for those exploring wider Saskatchewan and has several popular tourist attractions around it.
- Mac the Moose - 10m tall statue of a moose made by Don Foulds, named after Alderman Les McKenzie and standing next to the Tourist Information Center.
- Tunnels of Moose Jaw - the top attraction in Moose Jaw, a series of tunnels under the city and former hiding place of Al Capone. Guided tours with animatronic exhibits. Wakamow Valley - scenic valley close to Moose Jaw with kilometres of cycling and walking tracks.
- Crescent Park - considered a 'Jewel of the Prairies', encompassing twenty-eight acres of winding pathways, planted gardens, waterways, wildlife and various sporting facilities.
- Temple Gardens Mineral Spa - the only geo-thermal spa in the whole of Canada with both indoor and outdoor pools.
- Hillcrest Sports Centre Golf Course - popular and challenging 18-hole golf course open between April and October.
- Captain Jack's River Boat Tour - summer cruises down Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek.
- Murals of Moose Jaw - 33 murals depicting the history and culture of Moose Jaw.
- Moose Jaw Cultural Center - arts facility containing period cinema and 430 seat Mae Wilson Theatre.
- Western Development Museum - showing the history of aviation, railways, surface and water travel on the prairies.
- Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre - view endangered burrowing owls that nesting within the racetrack of the Moose Jaw Exhibition, explore a giant burrow and learn about the natural history of these owls.
- Yvette Moore Art Gallery - popular gallery displaying works by famous Canadian Artists, close to Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.
- Moose Jaw Trolley Company - guided tours of Moose Jaw on replicas of the original electric streetcars that operated in Moose Jaw from 1911-1932. Moose Jaw Art Museum & National Exhibition - containing historic art from the region as well as temporary exhibitions by modern artists.
- Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village Museum - 12km south of Moose Jaw with a cluster of historic buildings including a pioneer village farmyard (house and barn), Tom Sukanene's ship and Diefenbaker Homestead.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Moose Jaw is on the Trans Canada Highway, 70km west of Regina, 230km south of Saskatoon and 390km west of Medicine Hat in Alberta.