20 Interesting Facts About Moose Jaw


Facts About Moose Jaw

Facts About Moose Jaw

  1. Moose Jaw is the fourth largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. Moose Jaw is an industrial centre and an important railway junction for the area’s agricultural produce.
  3. many members of the Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II first visited in 1959.
  4. The city’s name, Moose Jaw, is said to be derived from the Cree word “moosegaw,” which means “warm breezes.” It’s believed to refer to the area’s sheltered location in the Moose Jaw River valley.
  5. A network of underground tunnels connecting buildings in downtown Moose Jaw was constructed beginning around 1908. They were originally built as an underground steam system that was abandoned.
  6. The highest temperature ever recorded in Moose Jaw was 43.3 °C on 5 July 1937. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −47.8 °C on 4 February 1907.
  7. Moose Jaw is home to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Snowbirds, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.
  8. Moose Jaw City Council is the governing body responsible for making decisions and policies that affect the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It consists of an elected mayor and six city councillors.
  9. Moose Jaw is often referred to as the “Friendly City.” This nickname reflects the welcoming and friendly atmosphere that the city is known for.
  10. In the fictional Harry Potter universe, Moose Jaw is the hometown of the professional Quidditch team the Moose Jaw Meteorites, which are considered one of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the world.
  11. The Estimated Population of Moose Jaw is 33,890.
  12. more than 45 murals throughout the downtown core and all of them depict parts of Moose Jaw’s history.
  13. Moose Jaw is home to one of four Saskatchewan Western Development Museums. The Moose Jaw SWDM museum specializes in the history of transportation and has a Snowbirds gallery.
  14. The city boasts a number of historic and architecturally significant buildings, including the Moose Jaw Public Library, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw building, and the impressive St. Andrews United Church.
  15. The elevation of Moose Jaw is 577 m (1892 ft) above sea level.
  16. One of the city’s most famous attractions is the “Tunnels of Moose Jaw.” These are a series of underground tunnels that were originally built for various purposes, including as a hideout for Chinese immigrants during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  17. The city is home to the Moose Jaw Warriors, a junior ice hockey team that competes in the Western Hockey League.
  18. Moose Jaw is strategically located along the Trans-Canada Highway, making it an important transportation hub in the region.
  19. The mid-air collision of Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 9 in 1954 was a tragic event in the history of Moose Jaw. The collision occurred on December 9, 1954. Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 9, a Vickers Viscount aircraft, was en route from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto, Ontario
  20. Prince Edward also inaugurated the Queen’s Jubilee Rose Garden in Moose Jaw on his visit in 2003.
Facts About Moose Jaw
Facts About Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Information

NameCity of Moose Jaw
Total Area46.82 km2
Estimated Population33,89
Coordinates50°23′36″N 105°33′07″W
Official Websitehttps://moosejaw.ca/