Plan your extended stay or trip back to Saskatchewan
POV: You travelled to Regina for the 2022 Grey Cup Festival and had a such a great experience you didn’t want it to end…
Well, it doesn’t have to! Whether you have time to extend your stay or are planning a return trip, here are some notable experiences just a short drive from Regina to include in your travel itinerary.
Located 30 km northwest of Regina on Hwy 11, Lumsden is a friendly, vibrant and growing community, where visitors and residents alike leave the city to experience the quiet, picturesque surroundings of the Qu’Appelle Valley.
- Drive down James Street North and stop in at the town’s local shops, Thr3e Clothing Connection and The Painted Parasol Gift & Toy.
- Book a tour at Last Mountain Distillery, Saskatchewan’s first micro-distillery and home of the dill pickle vodka.
- Hike, bike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on 15 km of trails at the Wascana Valley Natural Area Recreation Site (known locally as Wascana Trails).
- End your day with “common food done uncommonly well” at one of Lumsden’s hidden gems – Free Bird.
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Moose Jaw, located 70 km west of Regina on Hwy 1, is known as Canada’s Most Notorious City for its Prohibition-era past. Moose Jaw charms visitors with its vibrant downtown, filled with heritage buildings and boutique shops, and its wide-open spaces, including the Indigenous healing vortex now known as Wakamow Valley.
- Spend the night at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa and dip into the natural geo-thermal mineral water pool.
- Head beneath the streets of downtown Moose Jaw for a unique take on Canadian history with the Tunnels of Moose Jaw.
- Experience the Saskatchewan prairies through the fine art of internationally renowned artist Yvette Moore. The Yvette Moore Gallery presents a captivating showcase of Moore’s articulate eye and talent and features art creations from over 40 western Canadian artists.
- Enjoy the peaceful haven of Moose Jaw’s urban natural park, Wakamow Valley, which has over 20 km of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Photo credit: Brian Quigley (IG | bquigs82)
Ready for a road trip? Saskatchewan’s largest city, Saskatoon, is 260 km northwest of Regina on Hwy 11. Known as one of the sunniest cities in Canada, Saskatoon is filled with history, culture and activities to delight every visitor.
- Discover the culinary scene in Saskatoon, where many local restaurants use Saskatchewan ingredients and locally made spirits in their food and drink menus. Dine at one of two Saskatoon restaurants that made the 2022 Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants list – Primal and Hearth Restaurant.
- Celebrate and learn about Northern Plains Indigenous cultures at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a national historic site and proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wanuskewin offers daily educational programs and group tours on request.
- Discover the world at the Nutrien Wonderhub, Saskatchewan’s children’s museum. The Wonderhub brings children and families together to learn, create, play and explore without boundaries.
- Enjoy an elevated gin or whiskey tasting experience, with award-winning flavours and locally paired bites at Black Fox Farm & Distillery, or sample locally crafted cider around the firepit at Crossmount Cider Company.
If you’re looking for more recommendations or would like help planning your trip to Saskatchewan, chat with a trained Tourism Saskatchewan Travel Counsellor!
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