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The capital of Saskatchewan, Regina is situated two hours from the border between Canada and the United States. Home to around 200,000 people, this bustling Saskatchewan city offers the perfect contrast between colourful history, vibrant nightlife and picturesque natural surroundings.

Visit one of the city’s inviting pubs in the city and discover the perfect ambience to relax in after a long day of exploring. Beer in hand, enjoy conversations with the locals and hospitality that is second-to-none. Over the last few years, Regina’s craft brewery scene has become an attraction of its own.

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. Other cultural offerings include art galleries, museums, theatres and, in particular, live music venues. Catch an inspiring performance by the century-old Regina Symphony Orchestra during your stay.

Care to shop ‘til you drop? The Cornwall Centre, in downtown Regina, is the largest mall in the province. Nearby Cathedral Village is packed full of interesting shops. The open-air Grasslands, in the city’s southwest, includes a variety of retailers.

The Warehouse District is an area of the city that really comes to life after dark. It’s close to downtown, where you can indulge in an array of cuisine, from tasty dim sum to exotic Indian fare, casual cafés to gastro-pubs, along with fine dining. Try Saskatchewan-themed dishes and locally grown ingredients, featured on the menus of Regina’s premier restaurants.

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Regina 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. Supper in the Orchard at Over the Hill Orchard (located about 20 minutes from Regina)

Every Friday and Saturday evening from May to October, guests will enjoy a multi-course supper mainly using ingredients grown on local farms and the orchard

3. Visit Government House

Experience Government House, the former Lieutenant Governor's residence, restored to its Victorian splendour of 1891. Located in Regina, this National Historic Property provides tours, engaging programs, enriching exhibits and 8.5 acres of vibrant Edwardian Gardens designed to please the eye and delight the senses. Garden and ecology tours are available daily throughout the summer at 10 a. m. and 2 p.m.

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. Legislative Building tour

Tours of the Legislative Building are available seven days a week with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday. The tours last approximately 30 minutes and are free of charge.

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. Avenue Restaurant and Bar

Located in downtown Regina, the Avenue Restaurant features a modern twist on homegrown, comfort food with a French influence and global flavours. Vast cocktail program features classics and creations.

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. Skye Café & Bistro

Skye Bistro & Café is an environmentally sustainable seed-to-plate restaurant along the banks of Regina’s Wascana Lake, inside the Saskatchewan Science Centre. The emphasis is on local, organic seasonal ingredients. Sustainability plays a big role, from reducing waste and carbon footprint, to being part of the Ocean Wise program and supporting local farmers. Skye Bistro & Café is committed to making healthy contributions to the community. By crafting simple, approachable, seasonal cuisines, its goal is to make eating out an exhilarating experience!

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 Milky Way – a local’s favourite!

First opened in 1956, the Milky Way has been a go to for Regina residents since the first days of operation. Now, over 60 years later, the Milky Way continues to brings smiles to the faces of everyone who stops by.

3. Get the BEST Cinnamon buns in Regina (Wednesday and Saturdays)

The Green Spot Cafe is rumoured to make some of the best cinnamon buns in the city (they’re huge too!). Take your time and dine-in with a hot cup of coffee or pick up one to enjoy in nearby Victoria Park.

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.