Surrounded by golden prairies, Moose Jaw was once a stomping ground for Al Scarface" Capone. Today the city is nicknamed "Little Chicago" in a nod to its colourful street art and beautifully preserved Art-Deco architecture. It also boasts fantastic local museums and art galleries.
Things to do in Moose Jaw
Don't leave without snapping a selfie with Mac, a 10-metre-tall moose statue that's been standing guard over the Visitor Centre since 1984. Kids will love getting face-to-face with planes, trains, wagons and more at the Western Development Museum. The Snowbirds Gallery is a highlight, recalling the legacy of Canada's beloved aerobatic team.
Submerged deep under the streets of the downtown district, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw offer a glimpse at the town's colourful past. The Passage to Fortune tour recalls the hardships of Chinese immigrants, while the Chicago Connection tour highlights how the tunnels helped Al Capone's bootlegging business.
Visit the Yvette Moore Gallery to admire works from one of Saskatchewan's most famous artists. The gallery is housed in a handsome heritage building and is filled with hyper-realistic works inspired by the province's prairie landscape.
Moose Jaw offers a great selection of eateries for every occasion. Head to Déjà Vu Café, a legendary diner serving up enormous piles of onion rings, chicken tenders and sweet potato fries. Save room for one of the famous milkshakes, which come in 80 different flavours.
Getting around Moose Jaw
Downtown Moose Jaw is easy to get around on foot or you can step aboard the vintage trolley for a guided tour. Buses to Regina depart from the main bus station in downtown Moose Jaw. A rental car is best if you want to explore Saskatchewan.