Moosomin, located 20 km (12 mi) west of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, is a stopping point on the Trans-Canada Highway between Regina and Winnipeg. Founded in 1882 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Moosomin was established as the first Saskatchewan community on "steel". The town was named after Chief Moosomin, who became well known for leading his band into treaty status; he signed Treaty 6 at Battleford in 1880.
Moosomin grew significantly in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the construction of a major potash mine 35 km to the north. The PotashCorp Rocanville potash mine just north of the community is undergoing a $2.8-billion expansion, and the $60-million Red Lily Wind Farm just west of the community started producing power in 2011. The Southeast Integrated Care Centre is a major health care centre for a large region of southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba, and there has been significant activity in the local oil patch, which is at the northern end of the Bakken Formation.
Moosomin is on the Trans-Canada Highway, 225 km (140 mi) east of Regina and 350 km (220 mi) west of Winnipeg. It is also 130 km (81 mi) north of Canada-U.S. border on Highway 8.
- Rider Express, toll-free: . Operates bus route between Winnipeg and Regina with stops at Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Virden, Moosomin, and Whitewood. Route operates one day per week, only as a overnight trip. Offers connecting routes that enable passengers to travel from as far west as Vancouver.
- Cenotaph Park, Carleton St & Broadway Ave, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Moosomin's Cenotaph Park includes a memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War. An onsite plaque honours Sargeant Harry Mullin, Victoria Cross recipient and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
- Moosomin Regional Museum, 126 Pentland St, email@example.com. July 1 - Labour Day: Th-Su 1-5PM. The Moosomin Regional Museum features articles and antiques of Moosomin and area including the original Fudge Snow Plane manufactured in the town after the Second World War and a large collection of farm equipment including several tractors and implements from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. Several buildings on site filled with historical displays.
- Moosomin Heritage Walking Tours, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-guided tour, and learn about the history and people of Moosomin. Exterior viewing only of private homes. Free tour brochures with maps and artist-drawn line drawings of heritage buildings available at town office and library.
- Pipestone Hills Golf Club (11 km S of Moosomin on Hwy 8), ☏ , email@example.com.
- Cork & Bone Bistro, 808 Broadway Ave, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Crate House, 617 Main St, ☏ .
- Red Barn Family Restaurant, 405 Main St, ☏ , email@example.com. Daily 7AM-10PM.
- Moosomin has some of the standard fast food restaurants that are located along the Trans-Canada Highway.
- Dano's (Dano's Lounge at the Red Barn), 405 Main St, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM, Su noon-9PM.
- Best Western Plus Moosomin Hotel, 405 Moose St, ☏ , toll-free: , email@example.com. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
- Canalta Hotel, 405 Mountain St, ☏ , toll-free: , firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
- Moosomin Country Squire Inn, 408 Ellice St, ☏ , email@example.com. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
- Moosomin Motel, 701 Park Ave, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Motel 6, 405 Ogilvie St, ☏ .
|Routes through Moosomin|
|Regina ← Whitewood ←||W E||→ Virden → Brandon|