Bootleggers and Railroads
Moose Jaw has a colorful past. It was a frontier town when the west was expanding. It has lived the live of railroad town. And most notably, it was a principle supplier of bootleg booze during prohibition.
Now, its a quiet stop on the highway, with a couple nice parks, a few tourist highlights and eateries.
This was one of a few stops during our circular road trip through Saskatchewan.
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Been to Moose Jaw?
"A Well-Kept Secret"
OK, so most of Saskatchewan is flat; not Moose Jaw, a city of nearly 40 000 located an hour's drive west of Regina, the Saskatchewan capital. Except for a rather nice legislative building and surrounding park, you can forget Regina. The fact that it was once name "Pile of Bones" says volumes.
Moose Jaw has a spa, museums, galleries, and lots of restaurants.
Brewster's: brew pub; good lunch, some interesting beers
Houstons: Italian, mediocre to bad. Lasagne & pizza OK. Don't order "the really good trout" because it isn't.
Jade Garden: Chinese & Canadian, mediocre (at best) buffet
Big Al's: diner; a bargain for breakfast
Veroba's: "family"; good food, reasonable prices
The Mad Greek: casual; good food, reasonable prices
Nit's Thai - Maybe if you really really need Thai food you'd find something; otherwise don't bother.
Dining room in Temple Gardens: excellent food, good service - & more expensive than the others listed, although deservedly.
Completely non-smoking except for the bar, a bonus for those who don't like second-hand smoked food.
Moose Jaw has MANY other restaurants, quite a few within walking distance of downtown - the spa location.