Are you in Regina for the 2019 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships? Here are some things to know about the city to enjoy your time here! 



Welcome to the 2019 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships 

The Canadian Dragon Boat Championship is the most exciting and competitive event in Canada. This marquee event features age categories Junior through Senior C (60+) and includes divisions for University, Breast Cancer Survivors and the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Canadian Dragon Boat Championship's goal is to create the best and fairest racing experience for everyone, while in battle to name the Canadian Champions.

 

About Wascana Centre 

Wascana Centre is a 930-hectare area in the heart of Regina and the largest urban park in North America. Wascana Centre features a variety of attractions, events, programming, tours, parks and play areas. It is the heartbeat of Regina, a place where the locals congregate to enjoy leisure activities like canoeing, walking and biking. The Wascana Racing Canoe Club and the Regina Rowing Club are both located at the marina on Wascana Lake. This is the hosting grounds for this championship event. 

 

Wascana Centre Attractions

Within the limits of Wascana Centre you will find several major attractions to enjoy. In your down time check these places out:

  • Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Journey through millions of years of Saskatchewan’s geological and natural history. Check out their latest addtion to the museum - Scotty, the most massive Tyrannosaurus rex in the world! It's a MUST SEE this summer. #MASSIVE2019

  • Saskatchewan Science Centre - Explore over 180 hands-on exhibits, stage shows and science activities. If you're looking to relax and be entertained check the film schedule to see what's screening at the IMAX. 

  • Legislative Building - Known as the marble palace, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is one of the largest legislative buildings in Canada. Learn about the architecture and history of this historic building through a guided tour. Tours are approximately 30 minutes (leaving every half hour from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m) and are free of charge. Tours are offered in both English and French.

  • MacKenzie Art Gallery - Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery is kicking off the summer with a bang of exhibits and events. Enjoy the much anticipated opening of Victor Cicansky: The Gardener's Universe (open on June 8 to October 27). 

Visitor Information Kiosks 

Not sure where to start? Learn about all the amazing experiences in Regina from a local expert. Drop by a Visitor Information Kiosk to get personalized ideas. 

Wascana Centre Visitor Information Kiosk
Open from May 17 – September 2, 2019

Located at 2900 Wascana Drive

Open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays

Regina Downtown Welcome Services Pavilion

Open from mid-July to September 2, 2019

Located at City Square Plaza, corner of 12th avenue & Lorne street

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays & 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

 

Local Event Highlights

Event  Description Dates Ticket Prices

Supper in the Orchard 

Each evening a different local chef will create a multi-course supper using mainly ingredients from local farms and the orchard. The evening includes a guided tour of the orchard by owners Dean and Sylvia.

July 19 & 20

6 - 9 p.m.

$70/person

Saskatchewan Roughrider's Game

Join Rider Nation as the Saskatchewan Roughriders take on B.C. Lions.
 

July 20

5 - 8 p.m.

Varies 

Regina Farmers' Market 

Enjoy a lovely morning outdoors in the City Square Plaza downtown Regina. Check out a variety of vendors including individuals and businesses that make, bake, grow, or design their products right here in Saskatchewan.
 

July 20 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Heritage Regina Summer Walking Tours – Cathedrals and Coffee Houses

Join Heritage Regina for a walk that explores historic churches and other buildings in this early 20th century neighbourhood known as "Cathedral Village."

July 20 

6 - 8 p.m.

FREE

Where to find other events happening in the city?

If you are looking for events check out our event calendar for a comprehensive listing of what is happening.

Follow along to live events and happenings #SeeYQR.

Grab a Bite

With tons of great options to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go for breakfast, lunch or supper. Here's a few of our recommendations both near the event grounds and downtown Regina. 

In Wascana Centre 

Bar Willow Eatery Craft Services Café  Skye Café and Bistro 

Near Wascana Centre 

The Lobby Kitchen and Bar Fireside Bistro Tangerine Leopold's Tavern 

Downtown Regina 

Rú Soju Bar and Lounge  Golf's Steakhouse  The Copper Kettle Beer Bros. Gastropub

South/Southwest 

Magpie's Kitchen Lancaster Taphouse Roots Kitchen and Bar  Dandy's Ice Cream

Transportation

Regina Public Buses

Access information about fares and routes here.

Taxi Services 

Capital Cab: 306-791-2222

CO-OP Taxi: 306-525-2727

Premiere Taxi: 306-525-9555



Don't Miss These Tours

Regina Rolling Robots Tour

What is as easy as walking but more fun?…. riding self-balancing, electric transportation devices called Segways. No balance, coordination, or experience necessary. Explore the Wascana Centre with a fun family activity for anyone, ages 12 years and up.

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Mosaic Stadium Tour

Have you ever wondered what Mosaic Stadium looks like from the field? Experience a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the inner workings of the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s home stadium while getting some of your most burning questions answered. Tours available on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 & 2:00 p.m. $10 for 12 and up.

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Wascana Centre Guided Walking Tour

Join a local expert on a guided walking tour around the beautiful Wascana Park. Tours range from 30 – 90 minutes and cover a variety of subject matters such as the history of the park, history of Saskatchewan, and the local ecology of the park.

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