Moose Jaw


Moose Jaw City Hall in Saskatchewan

The name Moose Jaw is from a Cree name, Moscâstani-sîpiy, meaning “a warm place by the river”. It is a city in southern Saskatchewan. The Moose Jaw Tunnels are widely linked to Al Capone. By the Trans-Canada Highway, there is a huge sculpture called Mac the Moose. Buildings downtown are adorned with vibrant murals depicting events from the city’s past. A prairie-built ship can be found in the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum to the south.


The climate of Moose Jaw oscillates between semiarid and humid continental conditions. Moose Jaw experiences long, cold, and dry winters as well as brief, very warm, and somewhat wet summers. The month with the lowest average temperature—January—is only 12 °C (10 °F), while the month with the highest average temperature—July—is 19.3 °C (66.7 °F). The driest month is February, with average precipitation of 11.1 mm (0.44 in), while the wettest month is July, with average precipitation of 63.0 mm (2.48 in). The typical annual rainfall is 365.3 mm (14.38 in).


Moose Jaw had a population of 33,665 in the 2021 Census of Population, which was carried out by Statistics Canada. This represents a decrease of 0.7% from the 33,910 inhabitants in the city in 2016. Its population density in 2021 was 511.5/km2 (1,324.9/sq mi), with a land area of 65.81 km2 (25.41 sq mi). In racial distribution, Moose Jaw is 80.7% European, 28.4% North American, 3.6% Asian, 2.8% Metis, 2.6% First Nations, 1.3% African, 0.4% Latin, Central and South American, 0.3% Oceanian, and 0.3% Caribbean.


Moose Jaw averages 2,338 hours of sunlight per year, which is higher than most of Canada. Moose Jaw, which ranks high in terms of having a low crime rate, is a community where neighbors get to know one another and watch out for one another. The historic district of Moose Jaw is known for its delightful experiences. It’s no surprise that ranked Moose Jaw third on their list of the “10 Coolest Downtowns in Canada”, given the city’s abundance of tourist attractions like the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and Little Chicago Entertainment, as well as its deliciously varied selection of coffee shops and restaurants, and numerous shopping opportunities.