We have been fortunate enough to explore and live in many different provinces in Canada due to work. We have spent over 5 years living in the land of the living skies – the Prairie land of Saskatchewan. Many small towns of Canada are delightful with unique iconic landmarks like a HUGE Easter egg in Vegreville or a Tomahawk in Cut Knife. Surely Moose Jaw is not behind. Read to find out the TOP things to do in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan – perfect for a day trip itinerary from Regina and Saskatoon or a weekend trip. We enjoyed these unique Moose Jaw Attractions and hope you like them too.
Top Things to do in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan – Moose Jaw Attractions
How to reach Moose Jaw Saskatchewan?
Moose Jaw is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is the fourth largest city/town in terms of size and population. There are 2 international airports located near Moose Jaw.
- Regina – Located 50 minutes away. Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan
- Saskatoon – Located 2.25 hours away. We took a day trip from Saskatoon.
Exploring Moose Jaw Main Street
As soon as you arrive in Moose Jaw, head to the city’s main street. The main street is vibrant with heritage buildings and colorful signage. Once you park the car, take a stroll, and eat breakfast at Veroba’s Family Restaurant.
Downtown Moose Jaw is extremely pedestrian-friendly. You can cover the downtown area by walking and adoring the many historic buildings and tree-lined avenues. Most of the Moose Jaw attractions are located here, including the Tourism Moose Jaw’s office. You will also find hotels and places to shop here in the downtown area.
Murals of Moose Jaw
Did you know that Moose Jaw is considered the Mural City of North America? That’s right! It has 46 giant outdoor murals waiting for you to admire.
There are SO many beautiful murals scattered throughout the city, including the main street. Take an instagrammable shot!
Tunnels of MooseJaw
One of the MOST important items on our list was checking out the Tunnels of Moose Jaw. This quaint little town is linked to the Mafias and Al Capone. Many questions if Al Capone ever visited Moose Jaw – but many believe that HE was here and was seen with his family.
The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are an interesting attraction. It is believed that the city had underground passageways or tunnels for decades. These passageways most likely were in existence since the late 1800s and early 1900s.
As part of the tunnel tour, you will hear fascinating stories of the early Chinese immigrants (“The Passage to Fortune”). The Chinese hid in these tunnels fearing oppression and/or deportation. The live storytelling is so moving – they talk about the immigrants and how they lived and survived in those times and their success stories.
The second part of the tour is that of the Mafias and Al Capone (called the “The Chicago Connection”). This tour is super cool with the characters and their stories (plus the sound and music) and is about gangsters and bootlegging in the 1920s.
We did a 2-hour tour of the underground tunnels – it was a fascinating tour, to say the least. We were just surprised to learn that Moosejaw was a part of that bootlegger history! So badass Moose Jaw!
Hours: They are open every day except Christmas. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Fri and Sat – open till 08:00 pm). Find more details and booking information here
Ticket Prices: $27 CAD for both tours (or $16 CAD each per adult). Tours are for groups of 15 or less and can be booked online phone, or via email. Phone: 306.693.5261. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: Photos are not permitted inside the tunnels or in the tour)
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum
The Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum showcase historic buildings from the early 1900s to the 1930s in a small Farming Town set up. You can see displays of everyday life on the Prairies land. Artifacts, tractors, cars, and trucks, a grain elevator from 1913 are set up on a huge farm area.
They are only opened from May to September, and they have nice picnic tables to relax on a warm sunny day.
Hours: They are open every day from the beginning of May to September every year. Mon to Sat 09:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sun – 12:00 – 06:00 pm).
Ticket Prices: $10 CAD for adults. Fee for children from 6- 15 years is $5 CAD. They only take cash or debit card. (Self-guided tour.)
Western Development Museum
Keeping the same theme in mind, another historical gem is the Western Development Museum.
Saskatchewan has 4 WDM and one of them is in Moosejaw (we are such history nerds that we have been to 4 of theses). This is where you will see the history of locomotives unfold before your eyes. Steam engines, trains, rooms, and figures from different time-periods are bought to life at the western development museum.
WDM are unique living museums. They are situated in Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories and the Homeland of the Métis. You can also hop on a locomotive train here – the K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101.
Hours: They are open all days of the year except for civic hotels. Find more details here
Ticket Prices: $10 CAD each per adult and $4 CAD for children aged 04- 12 years.
Mosaic Place Moose Jaw
Mosaic Place Moose Jaw is a multi-purpose arena and home to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. It hosts ice hockey and curling events.
Hours of Visit: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Ticket Prices: Depends on the event
Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa
If we have to list a romantic thing to do in Moosejaw – this is it – Temple Gardens Hotels and Spa. Here you will find Canada’s largest therapeutic geothermal mineral water pool with indoor/outdoor rooftop retreats for a relaxed stay-cation.
Perfect for those romantic weekends away from the city madness ad into rejuvenation or an all-girls pampered getaway! Spa Packages start at $65 CAD and above.
Moose Jaw Trolley Tours
Moose Jaw Trolley Tours organizes a ton of themed tours using historic trolleys to get around. They are located at 450 Diefenbaker Street. They operate day time tours during summers and ghost tours as well, which are seasonal.
Day Tours: May to September – an hour-long tour with a guide to the city. Ticket Prices: $14.50 CAD for adults.
Ghost Tours: May to September – an hour-long tour. Hours below. Ticket Prices: $17 CAD
- May, June & September: Saturday Nights 9:30 pm & 10:45 pm
- July & August: Tuesday Nights 8:30 pm & 9:45 pm. Friday and Saturday Nights @ 9:30 pm & 10:45 pm.
The Pride – Mac the Moose Mascot
Leaving the BEST for the end – adorable Mac the Moose Mascot. This free Moosejaw attraction is located by the Moose Jaw tourism office complex.
Mac the Moose is the world’s second-largest moose, standing at 32 feet tall and weighing 10 tons. It is made up of steel and concrete. It is on the corner of E Thatcher Drive and the Trans-Canada Highway, making it one of the MOST visited roadside attractions in Canada.
There are tutor jet planes in the same complex. You can take pictures and walk the grounds.
They are open 24 hours every day. It is a FREE Moose Jaw attraction.
Here you are Mac – Moose Jaw Moose Icon!
We hope you enjoyed our list of best things to do in Moose Jaw! Enjoy your time and stay in this warm and homey town.
Additional Canada Travel Resources to help plan your trip
- Jasper – Edmonton to Jasper National Park
- Calgary Downtown – Things to do in Calgary
- Calgary – Mini guide to Calgary
- Banff National Park – 5-day Itinerary to Banff National Park
- Canmore – Guide to Canmore town
- Drumheller & Dinosaur Provincial Park – Day trip from Calgary to Drumheller
- Edmonton – Ice Castles in Edmonton
- Saskatoon – What to do in Saskatoon
- Waskesiu – Things to do in Waskesiu National Park
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