Moose Jaw

I recently took a road trip to Regina to visit my family.  One of my favorite people to visit is  my cousin (writer and fellow blogger) Karyn Good.  Check out her fabulous blog!

We stopped in Moose Jaw the first night and I completely fell in love with this interesting little city of 35,000 residents located 77 km west of Regina on the Trans Canada Highway.  The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are perfect for history enthusiasts and re-create two important historical periods: the early Chinese immigration to Canada and the bootlegging and gangsters, including Al Capone, who passed through Moose Jaw in the 1920’s.

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort

My favorite find in Moose Jaw is the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort.  According to their website:

  • Visitors from around the globe come to take the waters in a one-of-a-kind therapeutic pool and to revel in the rejuvenating effects of the geo-thermal waters. Mineral-rich, naturally warm water is drawn from the porous rock formations of an ancient sea bed more than 1350 meters (4500 ft.) below the earth’s surface.
  • The warmth of the water combined with a rich cocktail of essential elements sooth and replenish the body. High concentrations of Epsom and Glauber’s salts, along with Silicon, Potassium and Magnesium provide many health-boosting benefits which relax muscles, ease joint pain, replenish cellular composition, rejuvenate and re-hydrate the skin, and help to detoxify the body’s lymphatic system.
    The mineral pool.

I spent a lot of time in the mineral pool and really enjoyed the eucalptus and mint steam room!  My cousins and I are planning to make this our annual girls weekend destination.  The Casino Moose Jaw is right across the street and I spent a lot of time in there as well.  Sadly, I discovered that my poker-teaching-friend is right and I’m DEFINITELY not ready to play in a casino.  I’ll keep practicing…

Stay out of the wind and keep Moose Jaw in mind the next time you’re driving through Saskatchewan!




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