Moose Jaw is the fourth largest city in Saskatchewan.

Moose Jaw, a city with a population of 33,890 (2016 estimate), is an in important industrial centre in south-central Saskatchewan, and a major railway junction for transporting agricultural produce. Moose Jaw residents are called Moose Javians.

City of Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw: The Canadian Encyclopedia

Moose Jaw History

The area of Moose Jaw was once used as a winter encampment by the Cree and Assiniboine people, who benefitted from the sheltered valley, warm breezes, and abundance of water. The area was permanently settled by native fur traders and Métis buffalo hunters, and it was registered as a site for a division point of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881. Moose Jaw was incorporated as a city in 1903.

Moose Jaw Early History
Moose Jaw Historical Photos

Moose Jaw Weather

Moose Jaw has a cold and temperate climate. The average annual temperature in Moose Jaw ranges between -13.7 °C in January, the coldest month, and 19.4°C in July, the warmest month. There’s an average of 367 mm of rainfall per year.

Climate in Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Weather Forecast

Settle In

Cost of living in Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw offers a high standard of living for a low cost. Compared to Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan, residents of Moose Jaw pay over 30% less for rent, almost 8% less for groceries, and 19% less for utilities while making an average of 60% more money per month.

Cost of Living Comparison: Moose Jaw vs. Saskatoon
Cost of Living in Saskatchewan

Real Estate

The median home price in Moose Jaw is only $239,900, less than half the average home price in Canada. Monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment in the city’s centre costs about $1,100, 33% less than monthly rent for a comparable apartment in Saskatoon.

Moose Jaw Real Estate Market
Houses for Sale in Moose Jaw

Locate Key Resources


Five Hills Health Region is a hospital managed by the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority. Five Hills provides long-term and emergency care, primary health care, mental health and addiction services, ambulance services, and home care.

Five Hills Health Region
Hospitals in Moose Jaw


The City of Moose Jaw Transit Division transports over 450,000 passengers all over the community by bus every year. The Regina International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Saskatchewan, is about 69 km east.

Moose Jaw Transit Routes
Regina International Airport


The children in Moose Jaw are educated by the Prairie South Schools division, which consists of 39 schools across 19 rural and urban communities in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s post-secondary institution for technical education and skills training. The Moose Jaw campus offers a high-quality, job-focused education.

Prairie South Schools
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Enjoy The City


Moose Jaw is small, but it has no shortage of lodging options, from familiar and inexpensive motels to grander accommodations like the Grant Hall boutique hotel. Grant Hall, conveniently located downtown, combines historic architecture and Moose Jaw history with European luxury.

Grant Hall
Hotels in Moose Jaw


Moose Jaw offers a wonderfully diverse array of eateries, from Chinese and Thai restaurants to Greek and Italian cuisine. The Déja Vu Café is a fun and casual place to get an inexpensive milkshake and a basket of chicken wings.

Déja Vu Café
Best Restaurants in Moose Jaw

Things To Do

There are enough activities in Moose Jaw to fill your days and nights with fun and exploration. On your first night, try diving into the early 1900s in an underground adventure in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and step into the shoes of a 1920s bootlegger or an early Chinese immigrant.

Tunnels of Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Tourism