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When visiting Regina you'll discover a small metropolis with a big personality. Home to around 200,000 people, this bustling Saskatchewan city offers the perfect contrast between colourful history, vibrant nightlife and picturesque natural surroundings.

The capital of the prairie province of Saskatchewan, Regina is nestled close to the Canadian border with the United States, rubbing shoulders with the states of Montana and North Dakota. Home to a large urban park, Regina is renowned for its serene natural landscape. Make sure you get outside and experience some of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet during your stay.

Visit one of the fantastic pubs in the city and enjoy the perfect ambience to relax after a long day of exploring, beer in hand, and enjoy world-class musicians. Regina is home to the most brewpubs per head in Canada, so you will be spoiled for choice on where to start.

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Travel Guide

Things To Do in Regina

1. RCMP Heritage Centre

Learn the history of Canada’s Mounties – the country’s federal and national police force - at this intriguing not-for-profit museum. This is the home of the training academy where all officers must qualify and houses over 18,000 square feet of exhibitions. Attractions include a brand new interactive virtual reality demonstration and a driving tour.

2. Stone Hall Castle

The perfect stop for history lovers, Stone Hall Castle enthrals visitor. This 10,000 square foot castle is packed to the brim with furniture, tapestries and oil paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. We suggest you make your visit unforgettable and book one of the 4 rooms available for an atmospheric stay – with access to the castle dining hall and library, you will feel transported back in time to a different world.

3. Danceland

Located at Manitou Beach, the dance floor has been full all-night-long since 1928. A full orchestra will provide the backdrop as you glide along this iconic dance floor We suggest you indulge in the delicious buffet dinner before dancing the night away.

4. Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Explore Saskatchewan’s past, present and future as you tour the interpretative galleries located in this museum. Learn about the flora and fauna of the province and explore the fascinating First Nations Gallery to learn the history of Canada’s indigenous people and natural history.

5. Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

The perfect mix of tranquil nature and thrilling outdoor activities, a visit to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is sure to delight. We suggest you pack up a tent and spend a couple of nights wild camping in the stunning surroundings. Activities available include canoeing, sailing, cycling and hiking.

Places to Eat in Regina

1. Caraway Grill

Known as one of Regina’s best restaurants Caraway Grill is known for its creative Indian cuisine, innovating classic dishes with new delicious twists. This eatery can be packed during peak dining periods so try and go a little earlier – the lunch special is fantastic and receives rave reviews from locals and visitors alike.

2. Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner

This relaxed restaurant has a diner feel, rustic décor and is situated in the famous Heritage neighbourhood. The extensive vegetarian menu always delights customers – we recommend you try the hash browns and the root beer floats.

3. Roots

Roots is a diverse restaurant located in Regina’s quirkiest district, decorated with whitewashed walls and wood and bar doors. Good food is guaranteed here and you can either sit in and soak up the atmosphere or grab something to go – all at reasonable prices. Live music is a guarantee every Saturday night, so this is the perfect spot to grab a drink and enjoy a casual dinner with friends.

4. Italian Star Deli

Perfect for lunch on the go, grab a gourmet sandwich from the Italian Star Deli for a delicious energy boost as you explore the sights of Regina. This popular deli has been serving customers speciality produce since 1966 and their laid-back lunches are the stuff of legend. We suggest you grab one of their spicier offerings for an indulgent treat.

5. Ice House

Located in Emerald Park, Ice House is a casual café that is known for its comfort food at low prices. We suggest you try the ‘Ice Pick’ – a jumbo hotdog wrapped in bacon and topped with fried onion and cheese. With a name like that, how can you resist?

Top Tips for Visiting Regina

1. Attend a Canadian Football Game

If you are visiting Regina between June and September, you have the perfect opportunity to dress in green and white and watch the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. The energy of their fans is infectious and you will leave the game with a huge smile on your face, no matter what the score.

2. Visit the Little Manitou Lake

Canada’s answer to the Dead Sea, Little Manitou Lake can be found between Regina and Saskatoon and stands unique amongst the 100,000 lakes that call Saskatchewan home. The salt level ensures that swimmers can comfortably float along, so make a stop here for an unforgettable excursion.

3. Unwind in the Spa

Feel like you need a little pampering after exploring the sights of Regina? Head to the Manitou Springs Hotel for your chance to unwind in luxury. As the home of Canada’s largest indoor mineral spa, there is no better place to treat yourself to some TLC.

4. Listen to the Orchestra

Regina is a haven for those who love cultural arts, and the experience of watching the city’s residency symphony orchestra is unmissable. Performing their inaugural concert in 1908, this 100- year old orchestra has been delighting audiences ever since. The band play at a wide variety of concerts and events throughout the year, so time your trip around one of these to see some world-class musicians in action.

5. Take a Walking Tour

With 16 options for self-guided walking tours, the best way to explore Regina is absolutely on foot. We suggest you embark on a more general walking tour so you can get a feel for the sights and sounds of the city; however, there are more specific tours – such as Cathedral tours and Downtown tours that are sure to delight any history lover.

Regina offers memorable experiences for all visitors, no matter what your preference. The city has a colourful political history, and there is much to be discovered here about Canada’s beginnings - as well as some of the more infamous events that have shaped the nation. Other cultural offerings include art galleries, theatres and in particular live music venues - this city may be small, but the entertainment is world-class. Make sure you catch an inspiring performance from the resident century-old Orchestra during your stay.

Would you like to shop ‘til you drop? Regina has offerings that will suit every taste. The Cornwall Centre is the largest mall in the province. The open-air Grasslands includes a wide variety of high-end retailers and unique boutiques, while Cathedral is packed full of vintage stores and artisan wares.

The Warehouse District is an area of the city that really comes to life when the night gets dark. Home to a wide variety of dining options, here you can sample a multicultural array of cuisine, from dim sum to gastro-pubs, steakhouses to innovative Indian cuisine. Combine this with the lively bars dotted throughout the city and your evening has just begun.

It's time for you to explore the prairie province. With direct flights, hotels and car hire, we'll cover it all, so get in touch today and embark on the holiday of a lifetime with Canada Travel Specialists. Enjoy the services of your own personal advisor, low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans. We can tailor-make any itinerary to suit your requirements and design the holiday of your dreams.