There are a variety of stories about how Moose Jaw got its name. The most common name is the Cree word for our lovely city and it can be found on our coat of arms. ‘Moosoochapiskun’ means ‘where the white man mended a cart with the jawbone of a moose’.
The other story of where our name came from is also the most popular! Moose Jaw comes from the Cree word Moosegaw, meaning ‘warm breezes’.