Attractions in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Attractions in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Originally established as an Indian fur traders' camp, Moose Jaw comprises 18 square miles in south central Saskatchewan. Moose Jaw's name is derived from the Cree Indians, meaning a "warm place by the river," according to the City of Moose Jaw website. The historic and picturesque city is nestled where the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek River meet. The city maintains its agriculture roots while providing a feeling of a big city, making it a popular place to visit. There are several popular points of interest in Moose Jaw.

Wakamow Valley

Located just minutes from downtown, Wakamow Valley is a natural treasure that not only houses trees, plants and animals, but also provides numerous recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy picnic and camping sites or miles of paved trails for walking or bicycling. On the water, visitors can opt for canoeing or rowing at Plaxton's Lake.

Wakamow Valley
276 Home Street E
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4P9
(306) 692-2717

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park allows guests to make use of nearly 4,700 acres suited for recreational activities in a wetland environment. Visitors can ride the mountain bike trails and keep their eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks, mountain bluebirds and whitetail deer along the hiking trails. Anglers might want to try their hand at catching pike, perch and walleye at Buffalo Pound Lake. The park features 150 campsites and also boasts areas for boating, swimming, or resting on the beach.

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
206 - 110 Ominica Street W
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 6V2
(306) 693-2678

Tunnels of Moose Jaw

Tunnels of Moose Jaw transports visitors back in time to the late 1830s and the early 1930s. Tunnels under the city were used by Chinese who tried to immigrate to Canada after the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and also were used for illegally shipping liquor to the United States. Interactive tours feature live actors and special effects to highlight the history of the tunnels. The tour also includes original photographs and newspaper articles to bring history to life.

Tunnels of Moose Jaw
18 Main Street N.
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J6
(306) 693-5261

Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre is an educational sanctuary devoted to the conservation of burrowing owls whose numbers has been slowly dwindling. During a visit, guests are guaranteed of seeing at least a dozen owls. In addition, wildlife that can be seen includes hawks, coyotes, jackrabbits, gophers and other prairie wildlife.

Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre
250 Thatcher Drive East
Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L7
(306) 692-8710

Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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