Big City Adventure in the Heart of a Small City!
As we enter the changing seasons, Tourism Moose Jaw looks forward to the “new year” that kicks off in autumn. “Most of the exciting tourist opportunities in Moose Jaw continue their operations into late fall, and even year-round,” says Jacki L’Heureux-Mason, executive director of Tourism Moose Jaw.
One sure-fire sign that autumn is on the way is watching the Moose Jaw Warriors’ camp. Making the trek up the stairs in Mosaic Place to see the guys in red, white and black take to the ice is a pilgrimage many locals eagerly take in. It’s also one of the fall/winter activities most recommended to the many tourists who make their way to the “Friendly City” each fall.
The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery has beautiful and informative displays all year long, including a breathtaking exhibit about the plane crash of 1954. If fine art is your thing, there are many local spots to view and buy art — and The Yvette Moore Gallery is a place locals and tourists love to frequent. Among spectacular art pieces, unique pottery and one-of-a-kind home décor items, you’ll find gifts for loved ones and probably something for yourself. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Café, and you’ll be ready for the rest of your day. With so many independently owned, eclectic little shops like this one, your inner shopping expert will be more than satisfied.
While taking in the same sights that more than 500,000 tourists enjoy annually, be sure to book a little adventure. Whether it’s of the food variety (think a tasting tour at OLiV or a wine tasting at Prairie Bee Meadery) or something a little more daring (paint ball at Prairie Storm Paintball or sky diving with Sky Dive South Sask.) you’ll find an adventure that will make your day memorable. Afterwards, reward yourself with a pint of Saskatchewan brewed Rebellion or Black Bridge Brewery Beer at Rock Creek Tap and Grill. Maybe you’re looking for something a little lighter on the wallet? Enjoy a walk in one of the spectacular parks in Moose Jaw. There’s nothing like fall foliage crunching under your feet while you take in some crisp autumn air in Wakamow Valley, Crescent Park, Connor’s Park or in Happy Valley.
We can’t forget the children! Now that they are back in school and have a little extra energy to burn, there are many activities to keep their attention. The Western Development Museum (WDM) has more than 113,000 square feet of all things revolving around transportation in Saskatchewan. The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are happy to entertain children of all ages when they bring history to life. And, of course, Tutti Frutti will be the perfect end to their adventures with endless topping combinations on their creamy frozen yogurt.
End a Friday or Saturday evening at Cask 82, enjoying some live local music and the best German Potato Soup you will taste, anywhere! Not to mention legendary Geno’s Pizza Bread and ribs that just might change your life.
You might think of Moose Jaw as a quiet, safe and quaint little city — and you’d be right. But we have so much to do and so much to see, you’ll be surprised! Plan an extra day. You’re going to need it!
Courtesy Tourism Moose Jaw