12 Hours in Moose Jaw: Canada's Most Notorious City

I’m just going to come out and say it: Moose Jaw’s my favourite city in the province.

Why, you ask? If I had to explain it in one word, it would be Wakamow. Twenty kilometres of trail stretched across 500 acres of valley. The urban park stole my heart from the moment we met.

But my love for the city goes deeper than the nature that runs through it. The laid-back charm of downtown, the heritage buildings, the murals, the boutique-style shops—the city begs to be photographed. And the cherry (or should I say cherries) on top are its food, its art and its history.

Oh, Moose Jaw and its notorious history.

Because I think you’ll like Moose Jaw as much as I do, I built you an itinerary that’s guaranteed to make you fall in love with the city as quickly as I did. Let’s get started.

You have 12 hours in Moose Jaw. Your time starts now.

10:00 a.m.: Step back in time at the Tunnels of Moose Jaw.

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12:00 p.m.: Art and lunch at the Yvette Moore Gallery.

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2:00 p.m.: Wander the trails of Wakamow Valley.

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3:00 p.m.: Explore the shops and cafes of the downtown.

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5:00 p.m.: Relax and unwind at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.

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7:00 p.m.: Treat your taste buds at Mitsu Sweet Café.

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9:00 p.m.: Enjoy a beverage at Rosie’s on River Street. You’ve earned it.


By Andrew Hiltz

Andrew Hiltz

Andrew Hiltz is a Content Creator for Tourism Saskatchewan. The former Saskatchewanderer spends the majority of his time on the lookout for a new place to eat. If he doesn’t have a camera in hand, it’s because he’s holding a coffee or a pint of beer.

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