Regina -


City of Regina

Get in

By Plane
  Regina International Airport .Only minutes from downtown Regina, it has four gates which handle flights to major centres in Canada as well as daily flights to/from Minneapolis via Northwest Airlines.

By Car
Regina sits along the Trans-Canada Highway and is a 40 minute drive east of Moose Jaw. Saskatoon is 2.5 hours to the north, Calgary is 7 hours to the west, and Winnipeg is a 5 hour drive to the east

By Bus
  The Saskatchewan Transportation Company  STC is the primary mover of people and freight in the Province of Saskatchewan. the STC Terminal is located downtown, and is also served by other bus lines such as Greyhound 

Parks

Regina has more parks and greenspace per capita than any major city in Canada. Wascana Centre is a huge 9.3 square kilometer (2300 acre) park that is built around the shores of Wascana Lake, a man made lake in the heart of Regina. Wascana Centre 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.

Regina is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan. It is located in the south part of the province. There is an RCMP training facility nearby.

Activities

  Downtown Ice & Fire Winter Carnival (February 15-18).Winter Carnival activities include snow sculptures in Victoria Park, evening lantern procession and a masquerade ball. Downtown Regina Website 
  RCMP Sergeant Major's Parade (March-December). 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 Mon to Fri at 12:50pm, statutory holidays excluded. RCMP Depot Division 
  RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies (June - August). Colourful 30 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 
  Canadian Western Agribition (November 21-26). 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. Agribition Website 
  Regina Farmers Market (March - December). 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 Wed 9:30am - 1pm, Sat 9am - 1pm; mid-Oct to mid-Dec, Sat 9am - 1pm.
  Buffalo Days (August 1 - 6).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. Buffalo Days Website 
  Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival (August 1 - 6).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.

Attractions

 The Royal Saskatchewan Museum  an interesting natural history museum that describes the features of the province.
  Willow Island  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.
  Mackenzie Art Gallery  Major touring exhibits, Gallery Shop and 175 seat theatre. Tours available.
 Saskatchewan Science Centre  Over a hundred permanent, hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, amazing Gyro-Gym, and one of the tallest climbing walls in Canada
  Kramer IMAX Theatre  one of 200 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.
  Casino Regina and Show Lounge  Casino Regina is located in a beautiful historic train station. With almost 2 million visitors every year, it's Saskatchewan's top tourist draw.

Dining

Saskatchewan is known for the largest per-capita ratio of restaurants to citizens, so there is a wide variety of places to choose from. Aside from the regular chains, here is a list of local favorites:
   The Free House  on Albert is a popular 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.
   Neo Japonica , the ultimately authentic Japanese restaurant, is one of the few places in Regina that is consistently endorsed by national reviewers. For those who don't have the cash to go completely authentic, a few other Japanese restaurants have cropped up lately that are also quite good. They include Hanabi , Michi Sushi  and Teppanyaki .

Drink

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 at least 6 bars and clubs on Dewdney Ave between Albert and Broad street, with more bars within walking distance down both Albert and Broad, including the excellent Gaslight Saloon .

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