This post was originally published on the Tourism Saskatchewan blog.
Exploring Saskatchewan’s capital, Regina – also known as the Queen City – is a fun experience any time of year. Whether you’re into history, culture, or the great outdoors, here’s a must-visit list to get you started.
The RCMP Heritage Centre
The RCMP Heritage Centre is dedicated to telling the story of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It’s appropriately located on the doorstep of RCMP Academy, Depot Division, which is the sole training academy for the force. Every RCMP officer begins their career as a cadet in Regina, and the Heritage Centre provides a bird’s eye view into this iconic Canadian force.
Experience the former Lieutenant-Governor's residence restored to its Victorian splendor of 1891. This National Historic Property offers tours, engaging programs, and enriching exhibits. A visit during the holiday season is an absolute must.
Encompassing 2,300 acres, Wascana Centre is one of the largest urban parks in North America and a popular destination for residents and tourists alike. A walk around Wascana Lake can be as invigorating or relaxing as you like, but we’d suggest renting a kayak and exploring it from the water. Take your time and visit some of the various attractions within the park, from an art gallery to public art to a restaurant.
Saskatchewan Legislative Building
Passionate about architecture? Open 362 days a year, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is worth a stop whenever you visit. Completed in 1912, this grand beaux-arts building was designed to reflect the architecture of the English Renaissance and Louis XVI of France. Features include the beautiful Grand Staircase, Rotunda, and Prince of Wales entrance.
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Saskatchewan's largest public art gallery, the MacKenzie offers original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Explore Saskatchewan and its past, present, and future. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum furthers an understanding of this province’s natural history and Aboriginal cultures with the help of three permanent galleries and an endless rotation of traveling exhibits and events.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
With ever-changing interactive exhibits, the Science Centre triggers curiosity and engages all ages in the wonders of science. Hands-on experiments, entertaining stage shows, and intriguing workshops are part of the fun. For the ultimate 3D experience, check out the Kramer IMAX Theatre.
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