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Moose Jaw Travel Guide


Moose Jaw is an industrial city that is located about 70 kilometers or 45 miles west of Regina along the Trans-Canada highway in south-central Saskatchewan. In recent years, it has developed a reputation for being a great retirement and tourist destination. As a hub of the region, [1] Moose Jaw is the scene of many annual events, includ­ing the Saskatchewan Air Show held in July.[2]

The city has two main tourist attractions, one of which is the Wild Animal Park, Seventh Avenue S.W, with around 50 species of animals, mainly North Ameri­can. The other attraction is the Western De­velopment Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive at the junction of the Trans-Canada High­way and Highway 2. There are four Western Development Museums throughout Saskatchewan, each dealing with a different area of provincial history. This branch covers the history of transportation, with displays on aviation, the railway, plus land and water transporta­tion. Exhibits include vintage cars and air­craft, an old Canadian Pacific Railway train, a reconstructed railway station, wagons, and old snowmo­biles.[3]

Moose Jaw also has some other notable attractions. The Temple Gardens Mineral Spa at the heart of downtown Moose Jaw features natural geothermal spring water pools.[4] The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are another interesting feature of Moose Jaw, allegedly used by gangsters like Al Capone as hideouts. Interactive tours are offered, one depicts Al Capone’s bootlegging days and the other tour about the Chinese immigrants who camped out in the tunnels in the early 20th century.[5] The Hopkins Dining Parlour is worth visiting if you like old mansions. This building was built in 1905 and features a Victorian décor and antique furnishings. [6] Also, be sure to check out the numerous murals painted on the walls of various town buildings while you’re in Moose Jaw.

Carroll, Donald. Insider’s Guide Canada. Edison: Hunter Publishing, Inc, 1996. ISBN: 1556507100.

“Hopkins Dining Parlour.” < http://www.hopkinsdining.com/>

“Moose Jaw.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose_Jaw>

“Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort.” < http://templegardens.sk.ca/>

[1] Moose
[2] Carroll, 138
[3] Id.
[4] Temple
[5] Moose
[6] Hopkins

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