Regina Trip Planner: Family Football weekend in YQR
Welcome to Regina! Regina goes crazy for sport, specifically for football! We are excited that you have joined us for a weekend of Celebrating sport here in the Queen City. Home of the Pats, oldest major junior hockey league, and of course, home to the largest CFL Fanbase, Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Let’s make it a football weekend — 48 hours of the sights, sounds and tastes of Saskatchewan’s pastime in the Queen City!
DAY ONE: November 18
After a day of travelling, you all need to blow off some steam. Burn some energy at SkyPark Regina in the soft play, go karts or high ropes course. Arcades more your style? check out Ballers Rec Room (minors welcome until 8pm daily) 10,000 square feet of batting cages, advanced arcade games, amazing food and drink.
Grab some Grub. Nothing says Regina like Regina style pizza. What is Regina Style pizza? Normal pizza but HEAPED with toppings. Order takeout directly and enjoy a restful evening before a busy weekend of activities.
South: Sparky’s Pizza, Western Pizza, Houston Pizza
Central: Copper Kettle, Trifons Pizza, Shannon’s Pub & Grill
North: Juliana’s Pizza, West Side Pizza Family Restaurant, Regent Pizza
East: Birmingham’s Vodka & Ale House, Creekside Pub & Brewery, Zippy’s New York Style Pizza
DAY TWO: November 19
Looking for that traditional breakfast? Step back into the 1950’s diner at the Mercury Café, dive into sweet treats paired with savory skillets at Fresh & Sweet, or head to Breakfast Bistro for tasty food made from scratch. Bennies, waffles and skillets. Want breakfast on the go? Pick up a breakfast Sammie with farm-fresh egg, tomato, spinach, Cheddar, and guacamole from Tangerine Food Bar and while you’re there they can pack you a picnic lunch for later to keep the fun going!
After breakfast, make your way to the NexGen Energy Street Festival is a giant outdoor playground that will bring together CFL fans from across the country. Enjoy four days of family friendly winter activities like games, cozy warm-up campfire stations, music on the big stage and the SaskPower Tube Slide for those who are adventurous. This all-ages event has something for everyone and is FREE to attend.
Gainer’s Heartland is coming into bloom. This family-friendly, indoor event will bring “Gainer in Wonderland” to the Grey Cup Festival. An oversized, whimsical Saskatchewan-themed experience will be both accessible and interactive. See and experience the land of living skies, lakes, large lilies, greenery and grassy picnic areas. Activities will be geared towards children, providing both high-energy activities and quiet, passive activities.
Looking for a lunch break off site? There are some great spots around the stadium that not only are family friendly, but also provide refreshment for mom and dad!
How about a daily grilled cheese special? Victoria’s Tavern is littered with historical photos of Regina and area throughout the 1923 Municipal Hail Building.
Need a Pizza & Perogy fix? A short distance from REAL District is Cathedral Social Hall where you can start with a plate of prairie perogies followed by a Peaks Pizza, a sure way to be refueled for an afternoon of Saskatchewan fun!
Located in the heart of downtown, Italian Star Deli has been proudly providing Regina and area with quality specialty products, and drool worthy sandwiches since 1966.
Want to fill your afternoon experiencing Regina? For the month of November the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Museum and Government House are partnering to display the connections between Government House and the Grey Cup. Stop by and check out the exhibit and we’ll bet you will be surprised by these Grey Cup and Saskatchewan football links! From November 14 – 20 the exhibit will be on location at the REAL District.
Scotty, the most massive Tyrannosaurus rex in the world, is on display at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Discovered right here in Saskatchewan, an academic paper published in The Anatomical Record confirmed Scotty’s new status as the world’s largest and oldest T. rex, outsizing the Chicago Field Museum’s SUE by 400 kg and more than 50 cm in length.
Located at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Kramer IMAX Theatre is Saskatchewan’s largest movie screen. Featuring a pair of IMAX 3D 15/70mm film projectors, our IMAX projects ultra-high resolution images on a screen that is 52′ tall and 73′ wide. With more than 10,000 watts of audio power, there’s no wonder it’s called an IMAX Experience!
Supper After a long day of adventures, time to dig into some local staples
The Lancaster Tap House: One of Regina’s favourite local pubs. An upscale den of gastro delights, strong drink and bewildering entertainment
Roots Kitchen & Bar: A cozy coffee shop meets a trendy restaurant. Whether you want your morning espresso, an afternoon lunch or a great dinner, Root Kitchen & Bar is your place to go.
Rock Tavern + Eatery: Welcome to ROCK Tavern + Eatery, the place to find your local neighborhood gathering spot! Our pledge to you – our guests – is to serve you delicious comfort food, local craft beer, hand mixed cocktails and an array of wines all in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
Caraway Grill: Caraway Grill’s flagship location in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan opened its doors in August 2013. Caraway Grill continues to explore new and dynamic flavours, bringing creativity to authentic Indian cuisine.
Beaks Chicken: Beaks hosts Regina’s #1 chicken sandwich with good reason! Dine in or take out, and doughnuts available Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
The Lobby Kitchen & Bar: Your casual hangout spot. Whether it’s catching the big game, the after-work getaway, your timeout from reality, the weekend clubhouse, whatever the reason, meet at The Lobby
Leopold’s Tavern: We love good food, good beer and our community. See you at Leo’s! (Minors allowed until 8pm)
Agave Authentic Mexican Grill: from enchiladas to tacos, quality and delicious Mexican food in Regina
Luiggi’s Pasta House: a family-run, authentic Italian restaurant located in Regina’s North end.
The Flats: If you’re craving a steak, burger, fresh salad, or delicious sandwich you’ve come to the right place
Chachalacas Mexican Cuisine: Chachalacas is a family-owned Mexican restaurant that serves fresh, authentic Mexican food. Our specialty is delicious cuisine created with ingenuity and passion inspired by the fantastic flavors of Mexico itself.
The Rotisserie: Wide range of picky eaters? Come to The Rotisserie for the ultimate buffet experience.
Sunday: November 20
Looking to grab breakfast & go? You can never go wrong with a sourdough doughnut and coffee from Everyday Kitchen. Featured doughnuts can be found on their Instagram, get there early, they sell out quickly!
Looking for a something a bit more health conscious? 13th Ave Coffee House has amazing bowls, salads and homemade meals that not only taste delicious but are good for you as well.
Get your walking shoes on and get ready for a football fun filled day at REAL District!
The NexGen Energy Street Festival is the ultimate outdoor venue for everything Grey Cup Festival. It will host a number of interactive activities as well as the Capital Auto Mall outdoor tailgate prior to the 109th Grey Cup Game.
Mosaic Village will span across R.E.A.L District’s indoor spaces and will be the home to many exciting festival events and activations that will bring all ages to the 109th Grey Cup Festival and make it the best one ever!
Take home a piece of Regina with you to commemorate your weekend!
- Gear up for the 109th Grey Cup and support the local team by checking out the Riders Store located at Mosaic Stadium.
- Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, check out 22Fresh, A Regina staple designed by Athletes, made for street and sport.
- Celebrate 15 years of an iconic, sparkly Regina story! Rachel, the woman who started Hillberg & Berk at her kitchen table and has become recognized worldwide for adding sparkle to any outfit.
- Stock up on local produce, dry goods and saskatchewan products before heading home. From Saskatoon berry jam to perogies, Local & Fresh has you covered.