Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort

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Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort
General information
Location Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 3G8
Opening June, 1996
Owner Temple REIT
Other information
Number of rooms 179
Number of restaurants 2
Website
www.templegardens.sk.ca

The Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort is a 4 star[citation needed] (Canada Select Rating), hotel located in downtown Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. The resort features a roof top indoor/outdoor mineral pools, and is connected to Casino Moose Jaw. In 1910, drillers looking for oil hit the hot springs that service the hotel, remains of an ancient seabed.[1] The waters originate from an ancient sea beds 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) below the surface, then travels under its own pressure to the spa from the well located about 400 metres (1,300 ft) away.[2]

The hotel was named after the historic Temple Gardens Dance Hall, one block north. The hotel was originally built with 69 rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, spa and banquet facilities at a cost of $9 Million Canadian, with a mixture of private and government investment.[3] The hotel was later expanded to 179 room.[4] In 2006 the hotel was purchased by Temple REIT, led by (Arni Thorsteinson), for $21 Million Canadian.[5]

In 1997 Peter Gzowski's final broadcast of CBC radio program Morningside was broadcast from the resort instead of CBC studios.[6] The resort cafe is named the Morningside Cafe in recognition.

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