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Downtown Regina with Wascana Centre in foreground

Regina is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan. It is in the south part of the province on highway No. 1 . Regina is home of the RCMP Training Academy and the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Understand[edit]

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) -11 -7 0 11 19 23 26 25 19 12 0 -8
Nightly lows (°C) -22 -17 -10 -2 5 10 12 11 5 -2 -11 -19
Precipitation (mm) 15 12 19 24 53 75 64 43 33 22 13 16

See the Regina 7-day forecast at Environment Canada






Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Regina International Airport (IATA: YQR), 5201 Regina Ave, [1]. Only minutes from downtown Regina, it has eight gates which handle flights to major centres in Canada via Air Canada and WestJet as well as daily flights to/from American cities Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago, via Delta Air Lines (MSP) and United Airlines (DEN and ORD), weekly flights via WestJet to Las Vegas and Phoenix, and charter flights to sun destinations during winter. Regional airlines provide service to Saskatoon, Prince Albert and points in northern Saskatchewan.

Public transport (bus #8) can be reached by walking (1.2 km; 15 mins) from the airport to the nearest bus stop at Regina ave and Pasqua st. Fare is $2.50 (adult). Bus heads downtown.

By road[edit]

  • Regina sits along the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1 in Saskatchewan) and is a 40-minute drive east of Moose Jaw. Saskatoon is 2.5 hours to the north on Highway 11, Calgary is 7 hours to the west on Highway 1, and Winnipeg is a 5-hour drive to the east on Highway 1. Highway 6 runs north-south through the city along Albert Street, the main street, and runs south to the U.S. border (Raymond and Plentywood, Montana), which is about 90 minutes away. North it eventually leads to the parklands in central Saskatchewan and is one of four routes to Prince Albert (the others being Highway 11, Highway 2 via 11 and Highway 20 via 11). Highway 33 runs to southeast Saskatchewan and the cities of Weyburn and Estevan. Highway 46 is a short commuter highway to Balgonie, Saskatchewan.

By bus[edit]

  • The Saskatchewan Transportation Company[2] STC is the primary mover of people and freight in the Province of Saskatchewan. the STC Terminal is in a new terminal at Saskatchewan Drive and Broad Street that opened in 2008, and is also served by other bus lines such as Greyhound[3]

By train[edit]

Due to service cuts back in 1990, there is currently no VIA Rail [4] service to Regina.

Get around[edit]

Regina is pretty navigable, especially its inner city area which roads are on a grid, like most other cities around the region. Regina also has a Ring Road, though it is only a half ring road and can take you through most of the city. Regina Transit [5]

See[edit][add listing]

Museums[edit]

  • Saskatchewan Science Centre, Powerhouse Dr, off Wascana Dr, [6]. Over a hundred permanent, hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, amazing Gryo-Gym, and one of the tallest climbing walls in Canada.
  • Kramer IMAX Theatre, [7], located right next to the Science Centre and one of about 250 such theatres in the world. It is one of the most dynamic ways for people to experience the places, people, and principles of science and nature.
  • The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Albert St and College Ave, [8]. An interesting natural history museum that describes the features of the province. Also features a half-size robotic T-Rex called "Megamunch".
  • Mackenzie Art Gallery, Albert St and 23rd Ave, [9]. Major touring exhibits, Gallery Shop and 175-seat theatre. Tours available.
  • RCMP Heritage Centre, 5907 Dewdney Ave [10]. Through the use of permanent and temporary exhibits, multimedia technologies, and extensive programming, the Heritage Centre tells the RCMP story and educates Canadians and the world about the past, present and future of the RCMP within Canada and abroad. The RCMP Heritage Centre also boasts a Gift Shop and e-store. Tours of the RCMP Academy, Depot Division are offered daily from May-Aug.
  • Civic Museum of Regina, 1375 Broad Street [11] has been preserving Regina's history for fifty years. It is the only museum with a mandate to collect materials related to the cultural, social, political and economic growth and development of the peoples of Regina. This is made possible through collecting, documenting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts and other heritage collections.

Parks[edit]

Regina has more parks and greenspace per capita than any major city in Canada. Wascana Centre is a huge 9.3 square kilometre (2300-acre) park that is built around the shores of Wascana Lake, a man made lake in the heart of Regina. It is one of North America's largest urban parks, and includes several attractions, such as several walking and bicycle paths, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, an outdoor pool, a marina with boat rentals, the Saskatchewan Legislative building, and the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts.

  • Willow Island, [12]. This Island on Wascana Lake is both open to the public and available for group bookings. A pontoon boat which seats 12 passengers is used to transport people back and forth from the Island.
  • Central Park
  • Victoria Park is the park located in Regina's Market Square. It is the venue for many summer and winter events and concerts. In the centre of the park is a war memorial. A few statues dot the park, there is a playground on the South East corner. The park is well treed and has many benches. On summer afternoons expect downtown's business-people to populate the park equally with teenagers (who mostly stay on the grass). The park is on the North side Victoria Avenue between Scarth and Lorne Streets.
  • A.E. Wilson Park has the Northern entry point to the Devonian Pathway. There are many path intersections in this area, making it great for short walks. The park has the widest points in the creek on the North side of Wascana Lake. It is home to the Jack Hamilton Arena and Rick Hansen Optimist Playground.
  • Douglas Park houses the Canada Games Athletic Complex and Leibel Field.

Sport[edit]

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders, [13]. Regina is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team of the Canadian Football League. The team's loyal fans are known for prominent displays of the team's colours, green and white, especially through their tradition of carving fake football helmets out of watermelons. Home base is Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, on North Railway St.


  • Regina Pats, [14]. The Regina Pats are the world's oldest major junior hockey franchise in existence, beginning play in 1917. The Pats are four time Memorial Cup champions and have produced NHL vetrans such as Doug Wickenhiser, Clark Gillies, Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman, Derek Morris, Josh Harding and Jordan Eberle. The Pats play at the Brandt Centre formally known as the Agridome.

Golf[edit]

There are many public golf courses throughout the Regina area. The Royal Regina is a semi-private course and Wascana Golf & Country Club is members only. Joanne Goulet, Tor Hill & the Murray are all municipal courses. The city also runs a par 3 course at Lakeview. The surrounding area boasts championship courses at Deer Valley Estates and Emerald Park.

Shows[edit]

Regina is home to many performing arts venues.

  • Casino Regina and Show Lounge, Broad St and Saskatchewan Dr, [15]. Casino Regina is in a beautiful historic train station. With almost 2 million visitors every year, it's Saskatchewan's top tourist draw.
  • The Distrikt, [16], a nightclub located at 1326 Hamilton St, in the warehouse district, where many an independent band has played. Formerly known as The State, Channel One, The Venue, and the Schnitzel House.
  • Conexus Arts Centre, [17] located on Lakeshore Dr in Wascana Park. Many big-name artists play here. Formerly known as the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, it seats 2,033
  • The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society, 2431 8th Ave, in the warehouse district, [18]. Operates two venues: The Exchange, a 240-capacity club (complete with bar and Ms. Pac-Man machine) and The Club, a smaller venue. There are usually several acts per night, and range from independent bands to comedians to visual artists. Admission is usually under $10 or free.
  • Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO), 2424 College Ave, +1 306 791-6395, [19]. The RSO is celebrating it's 102nd season in the fall of 2010. It is a full-scale, professional orchestra focused on sharing live orchestral music with residents of Southern Saskatchewan. The concert season runs from August to May, and under the baton of Maestro Victor Sawa, the RSO provides a unique and fun concert experience.  edit
  • The Globe Theatre, at the corner of Scarth St and 11th Ave in the Prince Edward Bldg, upstairs from the Old City Hall Mall, [20]. It is a 100-seat venue for plays and intimate concerts.

Movies[edit]

Going to movies is a popular pastime in Regina.

First Run Cinema[edit]

  • Cineplex Odeon, Southland Mall, [21].
  • Galaxy Cinemas, 420 McCarthy Blvd N in the Normanview Shopping Center.

Cheap Theatres[edit]

These are theatres that show movies after their main theatrical run at a discount. Tickets are usually under $5.

  • Rainbow Cinemas, [22] are located in the Golden Mile Shopping Center. Has "Toonie Tuesdays", when tickets are just $2.
  • Paradise Cinemas are located in the north end on Rochdale Blvd. The theatre is reasonably priced, with an attached minigolf course and arcade.

Independent Theatre[edit]

  • Regina Public Library Film Theatre, 2311 12th Ave,[23]. Usually screens a different film every 2 nights, Wednesday through Sunday.

Do[edit][add listing]

Annual Attractions[edit]

  • Downtown Ice & Fire Winter Carnival (15-18 Feb). Winter Carnival activities include snow sculptures in Victoria Park, evening lantern procession and a masquerade ball.
  • RCMP Sergeant Major's Parade (year round). A demonstration of the inspection of the troops, followed by a march through the Parade Square or the Drill Hall. The Sergeant Major's Parade occurs M-F at 12:50PM, statuatory holidays excluded. RCMP Depot Division [24]
  • RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies (Jul-Aug). Colourful 45-minute ceremony centered around the lowering of the Canadian Flag. Features RCMP Cadet Band and Cadet Troops wearing the traditional scarlet tunic of the world-renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also in attendance uniformed members mounted on horses and carrying lances. RCMP Depot Division [25]
  • Regina Folk Festival[26] (August). The Regina Folk Festival (RFF) is an annual folk music festival held in Victoria Park. Occurring the second weekend in August, the festival is a three-day annual event including evening headliner concerts and daytime workshops and performances. It is Western Canada's longest-running music festival.
  • Canadian Western Agribition[27] (21-26 Nov). Canada's premiere agriculture show and marketplace with over 4000 livestock on display including cattle, horses, bison, llama, sheep, and goats. Highlights: 14 breeds purebred beef cattle, Canadian Cowboys' Association Finals Rodeo, light and draft horse events, grain and forage events, agri-trade/technology and western craft trade show, stock dog trials, Agri-Ed showcase, food fair and daily entertainment.
  • Regina Farmers Market (Mar-Dec). Members of the market make, bake or grow their wares. The market offers the freshest fruit and vegetables, bison, lamb, tastiest breads, cookies, and original crafts and treats around. May to mid-Oct W 9:30AM-1PM, Sa 9AM-1PM; mid-Oct to mid-Dec, Sa 9AM-1PM.
  • The Queen City Ex[28] (1-6 Aug). The biggest summer fair in the province, featuring something for all ages - free stages, food, midway, exhibits and much more. Buffalo Days parade, home decor, pancake breakfast, Equifest, downtown activities.
  • Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival (10-13 Jul). Theatre lovers and performers will come from across the province and around the world for the festival running concurrent with Buffalo Days. Fringe is cutting edge entertainment bringing together performers and audiences in a fun, safe and exploratory environment.
  • Connect[29] - Yearly electronic music festival that can be found just outside of the Regina area.
  • Cathedral Village Arts Festival[30] - Annual celebration of the arts, located in Cathedral Village.
  • Mosaic[31] - local multicultural festival; usually runs for three days in late May or early June.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eclectic, locally-owned shops and boutiques can be found clustered in the pedestrian-friendly Cathedral Village [32] or Old Warehouse District [33].

Visitors to Regina will also find all the indoor shopping malls and big box power centres endemic to most North American cities:

  • Southland Mall, in the south end of the city at the corner of Albert and Gordon. Has a Cineplex Odeon [34] movie theatre.
  • Cornwall Center, Scarth St and 11th Ave, is anchored by Sears and The Bay, two upscale department stores. It is located downtown in the middle of most of the city's office space. For this reason parking is difficult and expensive. Covered raised walkways connect this mall to Casino Regina, and The Delta Hotel. Immediately south are Scarth Street Mall and Old City Hall two pedestrian-only shopping centers.
  • Golden Mile Shopping Centre, Albert St and 25th Ave. Anchored by Extra Foods supermarket and Urban Planet retail store.
  • Normanview Mall has a Galaxy Cinemas [35] movie theater.
  • North West commercial area anchored by Wal-Mart, Superstore, Home Depot and Sobeys. Do not attempt if you are not driving.
  • "Vic East" commercial area anchored by Wal-Mart, Superstore, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot and Victoria Square Shopping Center on Victoria Avenue East. Do not attempt without a car.

Eat[edit][add listing]

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Saskatchewan is known for having one of the largest per-capita ratio of restaurants to citizens, so there is a wide variety of places to choose from. Regina's downtown alone has approximately seventy eating establishments. Aside from the regular chains, here is a list of local favorites:

Local[edit]

  • The Cathedral Village Free House, 2062 Albert St, +1 306 359-1661, [36]. A popular and trendy spot for a tasty lunch or for chilling out in the evening. Popular with the office and university crowd, the food and service are excellent, but you may find it a little too busy at certain times of the day. Also features the occasional live music show.  edit
  • The Copper Kettle Restaurant, 1953 Scarth St, +1 306 525-3545. An award-winning restaurant located downtown. Was featured on The Food Channel a few years ago. Many types of food are available, but they are especially known for their Greek food. (For a different taste, try the spinach & feta pizza.) A wine bar is also available.  edit
  • La Bodega Tapas Bar and Grill, 2228 Albert St, +1 306 546-3660, [37]. Offers an good array of dinner and appetizer items that rise far above the usual fare. It also offers a large selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a diverse and reasonably priced martini list. It can get get fairly crowded on Fridays and Saturdays, so make reservations or arrive early.  edit
  • Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, 1925 Victoria Ave, +1 306 525-8777. Located downtown, Crave is an upscale tapas, wine and dessert location with a good atmosphere for socializing. It is a popular place to go for lunch as well.  edit
  • The Willow on Wascana, 3000 Wascana St, +1 306 585-3663, [38]. An upscale restaurant overlooking Wascana Creek. A bit pricey, but the food, service and atmosphere is fabulous.  edit
  • Luiggi's Pasta House, 470 Albert St N, +1 306 949-7427. An Italian-themed pasta house with excellent food and prices and awesome service. Family and group friendly. Take-out and delivery city wide, including to all the hotels around Regina. Very much a local favorite.  edit
  • The Rooftop Bar and Grill, 1845 Victoria Ave, +1 306 359-7663, [39]. Casual dining restaurant located downtown. Serves American-style food and has a decent wine and beer selection. Offers both indoor dining and a rooftop patio.  edit
  • The Chimney Restaurant and Lounge, 2710 Montague St. A steakhouse located in the Lakeview area with an extremely cozy atmosphere and good prices.
  • Creek in Cathedral Bistro, 3414 13th Ave. A small, intimate restaurant. The menus are changed regularly and feature fresh ingredients. A bit pricey, though.
  • Greko's Restaurant and Steak House, 4424 Albert St. A Greek-style steak house in the south end of the city. Good prices and service. Especially good garlic bread.
  • Peg's Kitchen, 1653 Park St, [40] A small, but impressive locally-owned restaurant and store with a very "homey" atmosphere. Specializes in Ukrainian food, like cabbage rolls and perogies. Not usually open during supper hours, though.
  • Rock Creek Tap and Grill, two locations at 3255 Quance St. and 474 McCarthy Blvd. North [41] Located in the east end of the city, not too far from many of the local hotel chains. Features a lounge and a restaurant. Very friendly and reasonably priced.
  • The Icehouse Tavern, 14 Park Bay, Emerald Pk. A short 15-minute drive east of Regina. Home of the legendary Iceberg hamburgers.

Ethnic Food[edit]

  • Teppanyaki Japanese Steak House, 736 Victoria Ave, +1 306 359-0099.  edit
  • Viet Thai Restaurant, 2080 Albert St, +1 306 569-3833.  edit
  • Hanabi Japanese Sushi Restaurant, 1950 Broad St, +1 306 585-8880, [42].  edit
  • Michi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi, 1943 Scarth St, +1 306 565-0141, [43].  edit
  • Afghan Cuisine Family Restaurant, 832 Albert St, +1 306 949-0800, [44].  edit
  • Flavors of India Restaurant and Sweets, 305 Victoria Ave E, +1 306 757-5353, [45].  edit
  • Angkor Southeast Asian Delight, 2567 Quance St, +1 306 522-2388, [46].  edit
  • Saigon By Night Restaurant, 1840 Broad St, +1 306 522-2444.  edit
  • Selam Ethiopian Restaurant, 2115 Broad St, +1 306 775-3131.  edit
  • Peking House, 1850 Rose Street, +1 306 757-3038.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

The legal drinking age in Saskatchewan is 19 years.

For those looking to check out a bar or night club in the evening, Regina's Old Warehouse district is the place to be. There are 6 bars and clubs on Dewdney Ave between Albert and Broad Sts:

  • Gabbo's Nightclub, 2338 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 347-9907.  edit
  • SoHo Restaurant and Club, 2300 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 359-7772, [47]. Restaurant open daily for lunch. Club is open F Sa 8PM=late. This bar is closed No cover charge.  edit
  • Habano's Martini and Cocktail Club, 2288 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 347-2288. Open 6 nights a week. An upbeat nightclub with a good clientele, Habano's is a good place to go have fun. They have varied entertainment - from DJ's to live music to hypnotists. Drink specials on the weekends.  edit
  • McNally's Tavern, 2226 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 522-4774, [48]. Mon-Sat 3PM-late. An Irish pub with an old world style, McNally's is well-known for having very good taste in entertainment, and brings in terrific bands. It also has a wood fireplace, a dancefloor, a full restaurant menu, 24 different beers on tap, as well as a good selection of other drinks. Tuesday night is karaoke, and Thursday night features local artists performing.  edit
  • Bushwakker Brew Pub, 2206 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 359-7276, [49]. M-Th 11AM-1AM, F Sa 11AM-2AM, Su closed. An excellent brew pub which brews their own beer, Bushwakker's was named by The Globe and Mail newspaper as one of Canada's top 5 brew pubs a few years back. Good food, very spacious and comfortable. Also features live music - Monday is jazz night and Wednesday is folk night.  edit
  • Pure Ultralounge, 2044 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 543-7465, [50]. Popular with the university crowd, The Drink tends to attract the biggest names in live music in town. It can get crowded easily, so come early. Features Big Beer Fridays and Infamous Saturdays.  edit

Casual Pubs

  • Beer Brothers Bakery and Cuisine, 1801 Scarth St, +1 306 586-2337, [51]. Su 4PM-11PM, M-Th 11AM-11PM, F Sa 11AM-11:45PM. is a casually themed restaurant and pub located downtown. It features a wide variety of beer, and the food and service is exceptional. Beer drinkers, take note.  edit
  • O'Hanlons Irish Pub, 1947 Scarth St, +1 306 566-4094, [52]. 11AM-2AM daily. O'Hanlons is one of Regina's most popular nightlife venues and stands out from the Dewdney bars. Friday night usually features a few bands, and Saturday night is the infamous Dance Party. A great selection of drinks is available, and the atmosphere is great. No cover charge.  edit

Dance Bars

  • The Gaslight Saloon, 1235 Broad St, +1 306 721-1390, [53]. The city's only biker bar and tattoo parlour, The Gaslight is also known for its very good (if a bit loud) live music. The burgers and Mexican food are among the best in town. A good selection of drinks is available, plus they have a Jägermeister machine.  edit
  • The Distrikt Nightclub, 1326 Hamilton St, +1 306 359-8222, [54]. A short walk away from the main strip of clubs on Dewdney Ave., The Distrikt has 3 bars, a dance floor, and a giant-sized DVD screen, among other things. They are also known for their live music, and have hosted many a band throughout the years. This bar is closing. Last night is September 15th  edit

Other drinking joints located in Regina:

  • The Exchange, 2431 8th Ave, +1 306 780-9495, [55]. A club which is owned and run by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society (SCES), The Exchange contains some of the best live music in the city. It attracts fairly big names, as well as a lot of local talent. Improv is also a fixture. There is no age limit to get in, though it is also a licensed establishment and serves good, cheap drinks if you present ID.  edit
  • The Pump Roadhouse, 641 Victoria Ave E, +1 306 359-7440, [56]. Su-W closed, Th-Sa 4PM-2AM. The Pump is a country and western-themed venue in the east end of the city, though non-country music is frequently played as well. Features a dancefloor, a very spacious lounge, a bar and the city's largest all-seasons deck. Also has karaoke in the basement.  edit
  • JD's Cafe and Nite Spot, 1055 Park St, +1 306 569-2121. A bar and nightclub located in the northeastern industrial part of the city, in a somewhat isolated location. It is popular among the locals, but is infamous for attracting a bit of a rough-and-ready crowd. Thursday nights is the especially popular Ladies' Night (women get in for free), with a live DJ and music video mixshow. $5.00 cover charge.  edit
  • The Crown and Hand Pub, 6330 Dewdney Ave, +1 306 543-3535, [57]. Located on Dewdney Avenue, though it is several blocks west of the main strip of nightclubs (so you might want to drive there in winter). A very friendly pub with excellent daily drink specials. Western Pizza provides the menu. Karaoke on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  edit
  • The Broken Rack Billiards, 3806 Albert St, +1 306 585-2760, [58]. The Broken Rack is in the south end of the city, in the Golden Mile Shopping Centre building. Has a very friendly atmosphere, and features a pool hall, restaurant and several arcade games.  edit
  • The OUTside Nightclub (The Rainbow), 2070 Broad St, +1 306 569-1995. Su-Th closed, F Sa 10:30PM-3AM. An LGBT bar located in the downtown area. Has a heated patio, which is very cool in the winter. Also home of The Homo Depot and Pink Triangle Community Services.  edit
  • The Press Box Sports Bar, 909 Albert St, +1 306 924-0111, [59]. 11AM-2AM daily. The Press Box is a very popular place to go to watch sporting events, and features over 30 TV screens. It gets especially busy when a Saskatchewan Roughriders game is on. Features a LOT of sports memorabilia (which you can buy on request), a lounge, and a restaurant.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza

Mid-Range[edit]

  • Regina Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, 1975 Broad St, 306-525-6767, [60]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. The Regina Inn Hotel is located in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. Featuring 235 spacious guest rooms and over 20,000 sq ft. of meeting space, incl. a theatre-style room which can hold 600 people. $110.  edit
  • Sandman Hotel Suites and Spa
  • Delta Regina Hotel
  • Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre
  • Best Western Seven Oaks, 777 Albert St (Regina Saskatchewan), +1 306 575-0121, [61]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11:30AM. Located just 10 minutes from Regina’s International Airport and 5 minutes from downtown Regina. 157 guest rooms, including 5 suites that feature extra room. Our Indoor Sea slide Courtyard pool is fun for everyone, featuring a heated swimming pool and 240-foot water slide for all guests to enjoy. Has the only Ricky’s Restaurant and Lounge in town just down the hall from your guest room; a great place for a quiet conversation or a late night snack. $125.  edit

Budget[edit]

  • Super 8 Motel
  • Days Inn Regina, 3875 Eastgate Dr. E, +1 306-522-3297, [62]. Located minutes from downtown, this hotel features guestrooms and suites, a pool, high-speed internet, and a fitness facility.  edit

Hostels[edit]

  • HI-Regina Turgeon International Hostel, 2310 McIntyre St, +1 306 791-8165 (fax: +1 306 721-2667), [63]. Regina's only backpackers' hostel is in an historic home near Wascana Centre. Beds start at $20.50.  edit

Bed and Breakfasts[edit]

Staying at bed and breakfasts is a great way to meet local people. Prices in Regina start at $70 for single and $85 for double occupancy.

  • The Dragon's Nest, [64] in the Cathedral Village neighbourhood is in a beautifully restored century home. Its proprietors are feng shui experts who also run retreats on their property.
  • Country Fare Bed and Breakfast
  • RiseNShine Bed and Breakfast
  • Creekside Terrace

Stay safe[edit]

Much like Saskatoon, Regina has a higher-than-average crime rate per capita, but unless you go out looking for trouble, nothing is likely to happen to you. The downtown area is quite safe, though you may run into the occasional panhandler or drunken person at night.

The two main neighbourhoods to avoid in Regina are the North Central and Heritage/Chinatown districts, (which are located northwest and northeast of the downtown core), and where most of the crime and prostitution is concentrated.

Get out[edit]

  • Moose Jaw - Chief attractions are the excellent Western Development Museum (one of four in the province) near the intersection of Main St. and the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway #1). This museum's focus is on transportation, which fills it with excellent, bright displays of antique trains, automobiles, and aircraft, with even one prairie boat thrown in! Another notable tourist attraction is the pair of "tunnels of Moose Jaw" tours, which take visitors through a set of winding tours above and below the downtown core of "the Friendly City." The tours have two themes: the Chinese immigrant experience, and the bad old days of the 1920s, when Chicago mobster Al Capone allegedly took a ride to the northwest terminus of the Soo Line Railway in Moose Jaw to hide out whenever the "heat" was turned up in Chicago.
  • Regina Beach - 35 miles northwest of Regina, north of Hwy 11. This beach community and several others sit on Last Mountain Lake.
  • Fort Qu'Appelle for decades, has been another summer getaway, with several shallow lakes in the vicinity lined by rows of cottages and boat houses.
  • Rouleau, a small town located about 45 minutes south of Regina, has become a popular destination in recent years due to it being used as the filming location for the popular TV sitcom Corner Gas. (The studio where the rest of the series was filmed is located near Broad Street and College Avenue in downtown Regina.)


Routes through Regina
CalgaryMoose Jaw  W noframe E  BrandonWinnipeg
Saskatoon ← Davidson ←  N noframe S  END





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