Province/Territory: Saskatchewan

Passionate about Sports, Mounties and Parks

  • 350000 Hand-planted trees in Wascana Park
  • 213000 proud fans of the Roughriders Football team
  • 103-year old Symphony Orchestra

Life in Regina wraps around Wascanca Lake where activities bring both residents and visitors together. History, nature, culture, people and wildlife co-exist year round in one of Canada’s largest urban parks. Skate and cross country ski in the winter, walk or cycle the meandering trails in the spring, use the long summer days to enjoy picnics by the water's edge. The migrating waterfowl signifies the changing of the season with the orange leaves of autumn. Any time of the year check out the RCMP Heritage Centre to discover why Canada has such a globally respected national police force. Watch the daily march of RCMP officers in training. Still want to learn? Tour the Saskatchewan Legislative Building where a harmonious blend of materials from Canada and the world have created a stunning landmark seen from almost every location in Wascana Park. In the evening, sit back and enjoy performances by the century old symphony. If its “Game Day” follow the crowds wearing green football shirts and watermelon helmets to Mosaic Stadium to cheer like a local as the Saskatchewan Roughriders take on other Canadian Football teams.

Nature & Wildlife

  • It's bigger than New York's Central Park, home to a waterfowl park, trails to hike or ski, restaurants and an art gallery. Visit Regina's Wascana Centre.
  • Enjoy a walk through lush gardens year round at the Regina Floral Conservatory.
  • Take a short drive to Lake Diefenbaker to enjoy fishing, boating and camping.

Arts & Culture

  • Canada is proud of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the heroic men and women in the blazing red tunics. Learn and engage in activities at the RCMP Heritage Centre.
  • Tour the provincial legislative assembly to learn about the history of the government and the unique blend of materials used to build the landmark.
  • Walk through the Outdoor Sculpture Garden before entering the Mackenzie Art Gallery to view over 4000 pieces of artwork from all over the world.
  • Strap on your walking shoes and take any of the eight historical walking tours through the historic districts.

Outdoor adventure

  • Try the latest rage of Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Kiteboarding on Wascana Lake. Rentals are available.
  • Take to the trail around Wascana Lake in any season to run, walk or cross country ski.
  • Sign-up and join in for many triathlons, running races and canoe races throughout the year. Gear up for the fast and flat Queen City Marathon.

Events & Festivals

  • Regina is passionate about their Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Team, wear your finest green clothes and cheer like a local June through November.
  • Join in the fun at the Queen City Ex in July.
  • The nearby town of Craven hosts the popular Country Jamboree every July hosting the A-List Country Music entertainers.
  • Watch the colourful annual Regina Dragon Boat Festival each August or better yet – bring your team!

Food & Drink

  • Take a culinary tour of Saskatchewan farms featured on the menu at The Willow on Wascana Restaurant on the shores of Wascana Lake.
  • Sip a fine cup of European influenced fine roasted coffee at the Naked Bean Espresso Bar & Café in the heart of the city.
  • Belly up to the bar at the Knotted Thistle to take a stab at the towering two-patty William Wallace Burger and wash it down with a three-foot tall “yard” of Irish ale.

Weather

  • Summer weather is warm and sometimes delightfully hot from late-June until the end of September. Expect average daily July temperatures of 26°C. in Regina. Have a light sweater ready for the evenings as they dip to around 11°C. Winters are cold with snow usually arriving by mid-November and disappearing in April. On average, about 106 centimetres of snow falls each winter. Regina's winter nights can be cold with lows of -22°C. Proper winter attire including boots, hats, gloves and winter coats are advised.
  • Spring and fall tend to be shorter seasons on the Prairies, usually lasting no more than six weeks each. Temperatures vary greatly and change quickly. Generally, spring daytime temperatures hover around 15°C. During the fall when all those trees shed their festive autumn coloured leaves daytime temperatures average 15°C dipping to zero in the night.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Quick facts

Area: 119 square kilometres
Capital City of Saskatchewan
Total Population: 213,000
Official Languages: English & French (English predominant)
Named Regina in honour of Queen Victoria therefore nick named Queen City.

When to go
  • Arrive in late September to witness the spectacular migrations of hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and shorebirds.
  • Take advantage of long summer days in late June, July, August and September.
  • Any time from June through November is a good time to take a seat at a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game.
  • Plan your vacation around Regina's vibrant festivals and events.
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