Top Attractions in Regina
Located in the southern part of the province, Saskatchewan’s capital city is teeming with must sees and dos. Plan a vacation to the Queen City this summer and visit these top attractions:
Cool off from the Saskatchewan summer heat as you paddle out on a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard to one of Wascana Lake’s many constructed islands, or take a leisurely cruise with Ferry Boat Tours. Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America, is an oasis in the middle of the city and an excellent spot for walking, cycling and jogging. The park is also home to the 23-acre Wascana Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary, where you might spot some wild creatures, from painted turtles and wetland birds to pelicans and cormorants.
Move over, Megamunch. There is a new dinosaur in town. In May, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s newest star attraction made its debut. Scotty, the most massive Tyrannosaurus rex in the world, now calls the Regina museum its second home (the first is the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend). The addition of this exhibit meant major redevelopment to the museum to include two-storey viewing of the dinosaur skeleton replica and gathering space.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Heritage Centre is a great spot to learn more about the ongoing story of a Canadian icon. In the exhibit hall, check out the Musical Ride virtual reality experience or the driving simulator. On the grounds of RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division, visit the historic RCMP Chapel, Regina’s oldest building, or watch the cadets practicing drills in the Sergeant Major’s Parade, weekdays at 12:45 p.m. Throughout the summer, take in the magnificent Sunset-Retreat Ceremony.
Spend a leisurely afternoon experiencing works of art at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Located in the T.C. Douglas Building, the gallery features thought-provoking works from around the world. Get lost in your thoughts in 24,000 sq. ft. of gallery space, or browse the giftware in The Gallery Shop.
Experience life in turn-of-the-century splendour and admire its Victorian-era elegance while exploring Government House, which was built in 1891 to house the Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories. Now it’s home to a museum, a conservatory and formal Edwardian Gardens. Engaging tours, programs and exhibits will take you back in time.
Constructed in 1912, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is one of the grandest buildings in Western Canada. Designed by the Maxwell Brothers of Montreal in Beaux-Arts style, the building was constructed with Manitoba Tyndall stone and 34 types of marble. Take a tour to learn about the vision that early leaders had for the province and the many famous Canadians who are a part of Saskatchewan’s political legacy.
Inspiring minds through science and innovation, the Saskatchewan Science Centre features fun family events and more than 185 hands-on exhibits of history, nature and technology. Take in an interactive stage show or watch an IMAX movie on the giant screen.