98 Things to do in Regina in 2023

There is nothing to do here. Fly over. Boring, flat, prairies. We get it, you’re not a fan, and that’s okay. We know that Regina is not for everyone. But for those who rebel against the norm, go against the grain, and want to try something a little different, we can bet we have something for you. From signature events, family fun, date nights, and truly Saskatchewan moments, call us boring, not your cup of tea, and that is fine with us. We will be busy with all these things 😉

Break out of hibernation and experience winter, at least its always sunny.

  1. 17,000+ paralyzers consumed during a week long event? Yee Haw, its Canadian Western Agribition hosted annually mid-November!
  2. From Insta-worthy photo spots to family fun, there is lots of winter fun at four hubs around the city during Frost Regina!
  3. Grab a sandwich from Country Corner and warm up at the Regina Floral Conservatory from 1pm – 4pm daily (open at noon on Fridays!)
  4. Rent Skis from Fresh Air Experience and hit one of the many cross country ski trails around Regina
  5. Cozy up for a outdoor date night at one of the outdoor winter firepits!
  6. Grab your toboggan and slide into winter fun on one of Regina’s 19 toboggan hills
  7. From March through November, the Government House Historical Society hosts Victorian Tea weekends. Held in the beautiful Government House Ballroom, a typical tea includes three sandwiches, a fresh scone and preserves, and a dessert, all served with an endless pot of tea.
  8. We may not be the best skiers given our topography… but the Mission Ridge Tube Park is fun for everyone (shredding skills or not!)
  9. Get ready to lace up those skates! City crews are working to flood more than 50 outdoor rinks, and on Monday, December 19, most boarded rinks will be ready for use. Stay up to date on the progress by visiting the outdoor rink schedule.
  10.  Take the classic Canadian board game Crokinole and combine it with the favorite Saskatchewan pastime of curling and you get crokicurl! A game for people of all ages and abilities.

Time to put away the bunnyhug and soak up that summer sun.

  1. Slap on the sunscreen, grab a rental bike and log a few km’s on Regina’s bike paths. 
  2. Take part in the sunset ceremony on the Depot grounds at the RCMP Heritage Centre
  3. Fireworks at Wascana Lake at the annual Canada Day Celebrations
  4. Every Thursday, head down to Wascana Centre for boat tours, activities & games, food and music! For details one each week’s activities, music lineup and list of food trucks visit wascana.ca
  5. How does a cheese platter with wine, overlooking a valley sound?  Grab some friends, or plan that date at Over the Hill Orchards, Picnic in the Orchard!
  6. There are fewer more iconic Regina photos then those taken around Wascana Park! Rent a paddle board, canoe, or hop on a guided boat tour to take in the park from a different angle!
  7. Take in a new perspective of the prairies with a Discovery Flight at the Regina Flying Club 
  8. Go for cocktails and appetizers with a view at 20ten Eatery Penthouse Patio
  9. Cheer your favourite team as they charge through the Wascana Lake during the Regina Dragon Boat Festival.
  10.  If you you have a need for speed, you aren’t alone.  The Kings Park Speedway built in1967 on the edge of the city is a local  hub for all things racing, some event days you can eve ride along with a driver!

We bleed green.

  1. Grab a ‘pil and take in a ‘ders game at Mosaic Stadium.
  2. Need to get that Boston Qualifying race out of the way? There are perks to being flat when getting your record time at the Queen City Marathon.
  3. Join the regiment and cheer on the Regina Pats the home team in the Brandt Centre
  4. What better way to celebrate warm weather returning then hotdogs & ball? take me out to the Regina Red Socks home game!
  5. Cheer on the University of Regina Cougars at a home game
  6. Perfect your swing at one of the four City golf courses, or one of the four  professional courses around the city
  7. Who said the prairies are flat? Test your skills and endurance at the Regina Climbing Centre 
  8.  As of the end of the 2022 CFL season, six former Rams players were on CFL teams’ rosters. Needless to say, we do football right here in Regina. Check out future stars at a Regina Rams game.
  9. Perfect your swing for the season at virtual golf @ First Tee
  10. Serious fun with a lazer gun! Run around and burn off that energy at a Regina classic, Planet Lazer!

There are fewer things more Saskatchewan than knowing someone, who knows someone, who knows someone….

  1. Get a whiff of dill pickle vodka on a tour at Last Mountain Distillery and get transported back to granny’s kitchen.
  2. First Nations University of Canada Powwow invites you to join us as we celebrate through song and dance! With over 800 dancers and 20+ drum groups competing, the annual event is one to make a family tradition every year.
  3. You may have visited the Science Centre as a child, but there is no reason to not go as an adult! Adult Science Nights at the Saskatchewan Science Centre include more advanced programming and stage shows, a licensed bar and snacks, and the company of your friends.
  4. From local produce, hand made goods, and the people who tell the stories behind it, all in one place! Stroll through the Regina Farmers Market for your Saskatchewan meal inspiration (Open May to October with some winter seasonal markets)
  5. In August 1991, the remains of Scotty, the worlds largest T-Rex were located in the Frenchman Valley, about 4 hours South-West of Regina. Now, you can come see Scotty and learn her full story at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum!
  6. Saskatchewan’s largest movie screen features a pair of IMAX 3D 15/70mm film projectors, 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!
  7. Need a break from staying with nana on the annual family vacation? Book a Regina’s hotel package  and make some new memories with the whole family!
  8. Take in the Fireworks at Wascana Lake on Canada Day 
  9. Enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, learn about livestock, see farming equipment at the Fenek Farms. Located just 10 minutes north of Regina, Fenek Farms is a great place to spend a day admiring the beautiful environment and breathtaking prairie sunsets.
  10. Once the Leader Post building, now a giant adventure park. SkyPark Regina is the perfect adrenaline rush with an indoor zipline, aerial ropes course, and climbing walls.

Don’t worry, there is more to Regina than just fields and football

  1. Take in a show from the Regina Symphony Orchestra, which was founded 22 years after the city was founded in 1882!
  2. Grab a pint and a roll of loonies and play pinball at Pile O’ Bones
  3. Located in the Central Library, the Dunlop Art Gallery has a rotating exhibit floor featuring local and International artists, free of charge!
  4. Every July, the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival attracts provincial, national and international performing artists and world-class entertainment in the heart of the prairies in 3 venues, over 10 days!
  5. Our dark skies give way for a platform of beautiful night skies that Nuit Blanche fills with art.
  6. The Cathedral Village Arts Festival is one of Regina’s largest festivals spanning an entire week at the end of May that hosts dozens of performances and large outdoor events!
  7. Live music and community comes together during the Regina Folk Festival mid-August. annually. The 2023 festival will offer free daytime concerts and workshops on Sunlit Stages, a children’s area with music, dance & crafts, a huge vendor market with all sorts of one-of-a-kind stuff and tasty treats, festival beer gardens, a pop-up record store as well as highly anticipated Mainstage performances!
  8. From origins as a small troupe touring Saskatchewan schools, to the present as Canada’s only professional theatre in the round, The Globe Theatre is a pioneer in the landscape of Canadian theatre. Check out one of their many shows happening all winter long.
  9. The breadbasket of Canada has never been so tasty! Amp up your culinary skills at Schoolhaus Culinary Arts.
  10. Something is burbling up from the bog, its SwampFest! Grab the ferry to Willow Island at Wascana Observation Deck and enjoy local live music, art and food on Willow Island.

We may be known as government town, but there is lots to do after that 5 O’clock whistle.

  1. Dewdney ave in the Warehouse District is you PM to AM entertainment district, get the gang together and head out on the town
  2. Experience a piece of prohibition history and local whiskey at the 6 O’clock ritual @ Circa 27
  3. Grab a glass of mead from Bushwakker Brewpub and then hit up some live music at Revival Music Room
  4. Fill up on some pub grub at Baller’s Rec Room and get the batting cages featuring three state of the art batting cages with HitTrax virtual technology.
  5. Your PM to AM entertainment location! Reopening March 27, the Casino Regina Show Lounge offers world-class live entertainment in an intimate and modern venue. Three tiers of table seating on the main floor, and theatre seating in the balcony offer the Vegas-style show lounge experience you want along with the state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
  6. Eat, Drink & shoot pool at the Broken Rack
  7.  Self-Guided Hop Circuit tour of Regina’s craft breweries connecting the many wonderful breweries of central Regina through a convenient and walkable self-guided tour. You can bike the circuit in about thirty minutes, and walking the whole thing will take you just under two hours total (don’t forget bicycles are still vehicles, and using one while intoxicated is dangerous and considered driving under the influence).
  8. Hop onto a distillery Tour at Outlaw Trail Spirits. Head down to the watering hole, and enjoy some old fashioned fun, brought to you by the Hooch Maker, Trail Boss, Head Rustler, and Head Train-Jumper at Outlaw Trail Spirits Inc. 
  9. Grab supper after work at The Cure Kitchen + Bar and enjoy their Open Mic night on Mondays
  10. There is always something on at Conexus Arts Centre. Theatre, music, comedy, children’s shows and everything in-between!

We know how to party *cough* host a wicked event

  1. Queen City Pride hosted annually in June is a 10-day celebration of the Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) communities of Regina. The festival features a series of events, organized by Regina Pride and other community organizations, that focus on highlighting culture, history, achievements, and struggles.
  2. The Regina Multicultural Council (RMC) is excited to announce that a cherished Regina tradition is making its comeback in 2023! Take a trip around the world, right here in Regina during Mosaic a Festival of Cultures (trust us, wear stretchy pants).
  3. Eat your weight in doughnuts, deep fried pickles, and perogies on a stick at the Queen City Ex
  4. Drinks and Drindles, Oktoberfest is hosted every October at the German Club
  5. Did you know Saskatchewan produces 95% of Canada’s lentils?  Canada’s Farm Show connects local producers and international customers with the latest in dryland farming equipment.
  6. Nothing like live music with a view! Shake the Lake hosted annually in August features great live music paired with local food and stunning park views. Grab a lawn chair and get ready to dance the night away!
  7. A short drive in mid-July towards Craven will put you deep into the best country music in the world. Country Thunder Saskatchewan annually hosts 20,000 ticket holders during the three day outdoor music festival!
  8. You know it, we know it, I love Regina Day is a classic YQR experience not to miss if you’re in town!
  9. Attend  Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft show & sale, showcasing handmade creations by Canadian artists and artisans who excel in their chosen medium. Hosted mid-June annually at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
  10. Hosted at on May long, Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival incorporates older Highland Games events in Regina that have been running since the early 20th century! Pipers, drummers, dancers, heavy events athletes, and enthusiasts from all over Western Canada come to southern Saskatchewan each year on the May long weekend to participate in this exciting line-up of events.

Just outside town, we are all neighbors around here.

  1. At the end of September, the Lumsden Scarecrow Festival hosts a robust street market and hay rides (2-4pm), garage sale at the museum, lantern parade for the kids, movie in the park, Fireworks and more!
  2. Locally known as Wascana Trails, the Wascana Valley Natural Area Recreation Site boasts 15 km of trails that are perfect for all abilities and activities.
  3. Western Adventure Miniature Golf Course is an 18-hole outdoor mini golf course that opened in fall of 2020 at Cedar Creek Gardens.  The course is a par 56 and will take just under 1 hour to complete as you work your way through wagons and carriages that date back to the early 1900’s
  4. Book your Sherwood Forest golf getaway today and come see why we’re Regina’s favourite destination for golf, camping, and family fun
  5. Mark your calendar to go pick your pumpkin at Lincoln Gardens and stop by the terrifying haunted house every September
  6. Winter horseback riding, camps and more! Dallas Valley Ranch Camp has something for those young and young at heart!
  7. Engelheim Tours bring you some unique local tours that will really surprise you. Now is the time to focus our attention on Saskatchewan, they now feature “Discover Saskatchewan Tours”.
  8. Daytrip paddle from Lumsden to Craven.  along the Qu’Appelle River from Lumsden to Craven. It is a quiet trip with calm water, even when its windy — aside from a couple places. The banks are very muddy and steep, so be prepared!
  9. Pack the van and drive 9 km to the permanent drive-in movie theatre at Moonlight Movies Drive-in
  10. Grab a hot chocolate from Dandy’s and head out of town to the Echo Valley Provincial Park Skating Loop

More of a history buff? Prefer a stroll around town? You can guarantee there are stories to be told

  1. Take a tour and find your next vintage treasure on Regina’s Retro Route
  2. Hosted in July and August annually Heritage Regina hosts historically accurate and educational 90-minute walking tours featuring stories of local people, places and community.
  3.  There is art around Regina everywhere you look! Wascana Park, Downtown, and everywhere in-between!
  4. Embark on a journey to learn about Regina’s past. Take a self-guided tour through Regina’s Cathedral Area or Downtown Regina.
  5. Take a trip back in time and be surrounded by local champions at Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
  6. Located in the Queen’s City itself, you don’t have to go inside the Saskatchewan Legislative Building to appreciate it. It’s just as beautiful on the outside! Grab your camera and take some pictures of the beautiful architecture which is just as stunning in the winter.
  7. Take in a show, performance or theatre production at Darke Hall. Originally opened in 1923 Darke Hall takes its name from Francis Nicholson Darke who was a prominent Regina businessman in the late 19th and early 20th century
  8. Join acclaimed storyteller, Vincent Murphy, in his historical performance as Government House gardener, George Watt. Based on Watt’s personal journals, Murphy will transport the audience back to the spring planting season of 1910 and will provide a unique insight of what life was like at the turn of the century.
  9. See the longest continuously-running historical drama in North America. The Trial of Louis Riel tells the story of  historic moment in time is a piece of upmost importance to Canada’s history.

We aren’t called the ‘land of living skies’ for nothing, get outdoors and experience that sunshine and space we have to offer!

  1. Saskatchewan is known across the country as “The Land of Living Skies.” It’s no surprise with the spectacular sunrises and sunsets that regularly light up the horizon. Northern lights are a piece of Canadiana that the more North you go, the more you will  see, but you will see them brighter in Regina in the winter months than in the Summer!
  2. Beginning in 2000, Geocaching is still an ultimate scavenger hunt! There are over 20 Geocaches in Regina alone!
  3. Take a view of Regina from a whole new level, Skydive South Sask is sure to bring thrill and excitement to your day!
  4. Get Rover out of the house and head out to the off-leash dog areas provide an opportunity for dog owners and their dogs to exercise, play and socialize. There are three year-round off-leash dog parks and seven seasonal off-leash areas.
  5. If you go 14 km northwest of Regina, off the Highway 11 at Exit A, you will reach a popular destination for school outings – the Condie Nature Refuge. Enjoy a drive to this prairie gem on a warm summer day, hikers can go along 4 km of nature trails or spend some time in the rock garden and explore the Condie reservoir.
  6. Grab some local fares from Local & Fresh and have a fun day with your family, a barbeque picnic in the park. See the picnic sites the city has to offer!
  7. Check out the White Butte Trails located 20 km east of Regina is a 5 km long pet-friendly hiking trail.
  8. The capital of Saskatchewan represents the province well, with beautiful sights at every turn. On this fun-filled Regina scavenger hunt, we explore the iconic buildings, epic sculptures and great green spaces.
  9.   A quick 45 minutes north will find you at Regina Beach, you can hit up Main Street there for some delicious food, including fish and chips at the adorable retro Blue Bird Cafe, or hop onto the water park on the lake!