ReginaCanada

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Saskatchewan’s elegant capital features cultural, historical and political landmarks on a stunning lakeside setting. 

First called “Pile O’ Bones” in honor of the buffalo skeletons which greeted the early settlers, Regina has grown into a stately, cultural city famed for its museums, galleries and beautiful man-made lake.

Start your day in the city’s natural heart, Wascana Centre. Before breakfast, join the active locals by taking a jog or stroll through the picturesque marshes and grasslands surrounding Wascana Lake.

While circling the lake, take your pick from the park’s many attractions. Bring the kids to the Saskatchewan Science Centre for an engaging and educational look at the inner workings of the natural world. Explore the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, which houses the biggest anthropological collection in the province. History buffs will appreciate the informative and interactive tours available at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and Government House.

For lunch, sample a local favorite like “pitchfork fondue,” or watch for one of the excellent food trucks which dot the city. You can also select your own fresh ingredients from the farmers market on Saturdays and enjoy a picnic in the peaceful and aromatic Floral Conservatory.

Visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery or the Conexus Arts Centre to see works from Canada’s finest artists and craftspeople. In summer, play a round of golf at one of the city’s five courses or have a drink on one of the shady patios on Albert Street.

See the sunset ceremony held in summer by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, catch a 3D movie at the IMAX theater, or immerse yourself in the music of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Canada’s longest running ensemble. The center of Regina is also filled with live music venues, billiards bars and nightclubs.

Regina’s compact size and multi-use lakeside paths make it a great city for exploring on foot or by bicycle. Use the efficient bus system to explore the prairies and forests beyond the city limits.

For a great daytrip, soak away your worries at the mineral spas in the city of Moose Jaw, 37 miles (60 kilometers) west of Regina.

Top Hotels in Regina

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Days Inn by Wyndham Regina
Days Inn by Wyndham Regina
2.5 out of 5
3875 Eastgate Drive Hwy 1 E, Regina, SK
$63
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Situated in Regina, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Globe Theater, Casino Regina, and Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field. University of Regina and Cornwall ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,399 reviews)

"It was a decent hotel. I have stayed in nicer ones, but it was clean and had a good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Regina
Home Inn and Suites Regina Airport
Home Inn and Suites Regina Airport
2.5 out of 5
4801 Harbour Landing Drive, Regina, SK
$70
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in Regina, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Norseman Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Southland Mall and Lakeview Golf Course. Mackenzie Art Gallery ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,436 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly, check in and out very quick. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Breakfast was plentiful. We had a room with a kitchenette which we enjoyed as we had small children with us."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Home Inn and Suites Regina Airport
Sandman Hotel & Suites Regina
Sandman Hotel & Suites Regina
3 out of 5
1800 Victoria Ave E, Regina, SK
$54
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Casino Regina, Wascana Park, and Saskatchewan Science Center. Globe Theater and Cornwall ...

3.8/5Good! (1,527 reviews)

"We got an upgrade to a suite on the main floor at the same price as a regular room. We liked the room and the location and we enjoyed the Denny's Restaurant attached to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Sandman Hotel & Suites Regina

Popular things to do in Regina

Casino Regina
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Casino Regina

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Why not roll the dice by visiting Casino Regina where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Regina? Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's shops.

RCMP Heritage Center
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RCMP Heritage Center

4.5/5(5 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at RCMP Heritage Center during your trip to Regina. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's shops.

Wascana Park
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Wascana Park

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Regina’s biggest park is a haven for migratory birdlife, art lovers, history buffs, politicians and sports-crazy locals. 

Government House
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Government House

4/5(2 reviews)

Learn about Canada’s rich political history, enjoy a Victorian tea and search for Jocko the Monkey in this 19th-century Italian-style mansion.

Saskatchewan Legislative Building
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Saskatchewan Legislative Building

4/5(4 reviews)

Spend a day exploring the stunningly designed home of the Saskatchewan Parliament.

Royal Saskatchewan Museum
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum

4/5(2 reviews)

Saskatchewan’s premier museum features prehistoric giants, wonderfully displayed earth science exhibits, and one of Canada’s best First Nations collections.

Top activities in Regina

Operation city Quest of Saskatchewan
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Operation city Quest of Saskatchewan

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Regina

4.2

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 27, 2019

Variety of restaurants and cuisine is amazing!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 26, 2019

Mosaic Stadium and the Rider Store is impression. The Provincial Legislative Building tour is worthwhile if you are interested in history, heritage and architecture.

4/5 - Good

Ben

Aug 9, 2019

Stone Hall Castle was the highlight of our trip! Worth the money to tour! Doesn't look too impressive from the outside but super cool on the inside!!!! Plenty of great places to eat!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 15, 2019

Highly recommend Wascana Lake

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 3, 2019

About the hotel, good guest services, my car needs service, the staff helped in all ways possible; unfortunately, it needs to be towed to place for service.

5/5 - Excellent

Montana

Feb 19, 2019

Loved the bowling! Food choices were great!