Home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Regina, Saskatchewan has become a prime destination for travelers looking for a traditionally warm Canadian welcome. As a city growing in size, prosperity and pride Regina is quickly making a name for itself on national and international stages. We welcome you to witness a place that has gone from a barren, prairie field to one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Thousands of hand-planted trees and man-made pathways and lakes have paved the way for breath-taking attractions and gorgeous landscapes. We offer a fresh approach with new itinerary suggestions and updates on exciting authentic Regina tourism products.
Home of the Mounties
Regina is home of the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, Canada’s training ground for our bright new heroes of tomorrow. Spend an exciting few days with a troop of cadets as they journey through training in hopes of becoming part of the RCMP family. You will also have a chance to experience an 1800’s Regimental dinner and tour of the Landmark Heritage Center. You will salute with pride!
Experience the Royal family like never before and fill your day with regal activities. Start off with breakfast or brunch at the Hotel Saskatchewan. This beautiful heritage property is where the Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family stay while visiting the Queen City. Next stop is the Saskatchewan Legislative Building – A National Historic Site of Canada. Continue your journey and step back in time with Government House, constructed in 1891.
In the heart of the city you’ll discover one of North America’s largest urban parks –Wascana Centre, with 2,300 acres (930 hectares) of green space and boasting an inviting urban forest of over 350,000 hand-planted trees. Wascana Park is home to some great attractions and is also an impressive marsh ecosystem. Visit the partners of the park, such as the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Saskatchewan Science Centre and Kramer IMAX Theatre, Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Conexus Arts Centre.
Experience Rider Pride with or without game tickets. For Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club home games – head to the practice field at Mosaic Stadium two hours prior to kick-off for a giant tailgate-like atmosphere. For away games – head to any brew pub or restaurant with a TV, and for a truly unique experience, check out Casino Regina where you can watch the game on the Show Lounge big screen. Get geared up at one of our official Rider stores and read our guide on how to make your very own watermelon helmet (a Rider fan favorite).
Home on the Range
Visit the beautiful town of Lumsden, where you will experience the charm of a small town with big fun! Begin with a trip to the wonderfully rustic Beaver Creek Ranch and Horse Centre. While at this working cattle ranch, fill your day with hearty experiences such as hay/sleigh rides, Cowboy Cookouts, team building exercises and the popular “Harness your Horsepower” with Team Tracker. This is an innovative and exciting outdoor fresh air adventure you don’t want to miss! After your exciting day at the Clemens Ranch, it’s time to mosey on over to Over the Hill Orchards (Home of the Prairie Cherries). If you’re visiting in the fall, take in Pumpkin Hollow!
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox
Visit the small community of Wilcox, home to one of Canada’s most reputable schools: Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Hidden away in the school’s museum is a room of ancient manuscripts, historical artifacts, and one of the largest rare book collections in North America. From the medieval books written on vellum (an ancient form of paper made of animal skin), to the theological writings of Thomas Aquinas; this room is a trove of history and magic.
Imagine flying on the wind as you enjoy the remarkable 180 degree vistas and horizons that only the prairies can provide. Regina supplies the two main ingredients to allow this sport to take flight – wind and space, through all four seasons. Explore sports encourages us all to try Kiteboarding and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. These soft adventure sports can be enjoyed in an urban or rural setting. The experience is up to you!
Moose Jaw Tunnels and Temple Gardens Mineral Spa
Sixty kilometers west of Regina is the City of Moose Jaw. You will have a chance to experience and tour “getaway tunnels” that exist between many of the downtown buildings. The Tunnels of Moose Jaw demonstrate how the networks of underground passages were used to smuggle liquor during the prohibition era. To complete this wonderful day trip, soak in the mineral waters of the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa before returning to Regina.
Food for Thought!
Take a bite into the bread basket of Canada with a visit to the Regina Farmers’ Market, highlighting the goodness that comes from our beautiful land. Indulge in a farm-to-plate experience with a star local chef and gourmet cooking class at the Willow on Wascana Restaurant, located aside the beautiful Wascana Lake. Don’t forget to leave time for the “must see” Merv’s Pitchfork Fondue ,where you will learn how a pitchfork and iron cooker can turn your meal into an unforgettable experience! Through food and spirit, we will open your eyes to the true beauty of the prairies.
LaJord Hutterite Colony
Hutterite people live in colonies and belong to the largest, oldest, and most successful communal society in the Western World. Learn about their way of life and find out why they’ve embraced technology for the good of their colonies. Eco Party Tours will escort you to an experience like no other, with visits to several areas on the colony and a chance to see their love of the land and spirituality.