Taking in the 2019 Heritage Classic will not only give you the opportunity to see two rival NHL teams battle it out in the prairie elements, but it will also give you the chance to take in the Queen City and all it has to offer! Here’s a few places you’ll want to check out while you’re in town for the game.
Warehouse District & Regina Downtown
Regina’s historic Warehouse District is a hub for great coffee, pubs, breweries, and shops. If you’re feeling thirsty or hungry, stop by Rebellion Brewing and Bushwakker Brewpub – both spots offer some of Regina’s finest craft beer and pub eats! If great coffee is what you’re after, you will not be disappointed if you pop in to Brewed Awakening or Our Spot Coffee Shop. A quick walk around the district can take you to a variety of bars, restaurants, music venues and more to suit whatever your heart desires for a fun night out. The newest addition to the neighbourhood is Baller’s Rec Room, a sports bar and arcade (including batting cages) that’s for all ages until 8 PM.
Not far from the Warehouse District is Regina Downtown, the heart of the city and another great place with a lot of great options for shopping, eating and drinking. One of Regina’s finest dining options is Avenue, opened by Top Chef Canada winner Dale Mackay’s Grassroots Restaurant Group who’s responsible for some of Saskatoon’s most popular restaurants. From there, you can stroll through Victoria Park on your way to Victoria’s Tavern, one of Regina’s liveliest bars housed in the historic Canada Loan and Trust Company building, which was originally built in 1923.
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
Saskatchewan has a long and storied sports history and a visit to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame while you’re downtown is the perfect way to learn all about it. While Saskatchewan may not have an NHL team, you’ll discover the strong connections our province shares with the sport.
Did you know? Saskatchewan produces the most NHL players per-capita than any other province.
Hockey isn’t the only sport featured at the Hall of Fame, far from it! The Hall of Fame includes:
- 519 inductees
- 51 sports represented
- Over 12,000 sports artifacts and archives
Did you know? The Regina Pats are the oldest major junior franchise in the world that have continuously operated from their original location and under the same name.
A trip to the Hall of Fame will make it clear to everyone that explores the exhibits that Saskatchewan’s obsession with sports goes way beyond Riderville.
The Heritage Classic will be taking place at Mosaic Stadium, which is the home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and University of Regina Rams football team. Construction of the stadium was completed in 2016 and not only does it host sporting events, but some big concerts have rolled through like Guns n’ Roses and The Eagles. Mosaic Stadium is just one of the many buildings built on the over 100-acre sport complex and exhibition grounds known as Evraz Place. The complex also includes the International Trade Centre, Brandt Centre (home of the Regina Pats), AffinityPlex indoor soccer facility, and the Co-operators Centre, a six-rink hockey facility. These venues will be the place to be before and after game time as there will be plenty of vendors, events and activities for hockey fans of all ages.
Did you know? Evraz Place is home to the International Trade Centre – a 150,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that joins all buildings on the 100-acre property (excluding Mosaic Stadium), making Evraz Place one of the largest interconnected event complexes of its kind in Canada.
The 2019 Heritage Classic will take place at Mosaic Stadium October 26. Follow Tourism Regina on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on the game and other exciting things to take part in around the city!