Make the most of the warmer months in Regina with these fun suggestions!



Kick Off to Summer in Regina

The warm weather has arrived in Regina! During the summer season locals emerge to enjoy a host of events, activities, and tours. Regina truly comes alive in the summer months with locals making the most of the beautiful summer weather and long hours of sunshine! 

See what our locals are up to this summer on our Hang With the Locals blog and on our social media channels! Don't forget to tag #SeeYQR so we can see all the amazing things that you get up too while you're exploring our city. 


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-June to September 2, 2019

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

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

RCMP Heritage Centre Visitor Information Kiosk

Open year-round

Located at 5907 Dewdney Ave.

Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


Activities

Summer is the ideal time to particpate in acitvities! The days are longer, people feel more energized and the kids are off school (woohoo for them!). Here's a couple of fun and interactive activities to enjoy outdoors this summer. 

Queen City SUP - Enjoy a peaceful moment on the water while balancing on a stand up paddleboard. Register for one of their classes, join in on a group paddle or simply contact them to rent a board for the day to explore for yourself.

Bike Rentals - Explore the city by bike! Western Cycle Source for Sports offers daily rental rates for everyone. Whether you’re looking to cruise around the lake, speed through the city or go off roading on trails, they have a bike option and for every activity. Rentals are available seasonally from roughly May-October.

Canoe and Kayak Rentals - Get a taste of the great outdoors in the centre of the city by renting a canoe or kayak for an afternoon or evening paddle on Wascana Lake. Single and double kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards are available. Rent from Wascana Marina, 2951 Wascana Dr.

Regina Farmers' Market - Enjoy products that are made, baked, grown or designed in Saskatchewan and represent the growing diversity of both Regina and the province. The outdoor summer market runs from May 4 - October 12 at City Square Plaza (12th Ave between Lorne St. and Scarth St.). Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sergeant Major's Parade - Catch the Sergeant Major’s Parade at RCMP Training Academy “Depot” Division. Watch as the drill staff put Cadets through their paces. The parade takes place daily, Tuesday to Friday, at 12 p.m. 

Tours

Several of the tours in Regina only run during the summer season (May-September), so you've come at the right time to take advantage of these unique experiences! The tours in our city cater to a range of interests including: nature, food, history, adventure and even beer! Aside from the tours involving alcohol, most tours cater to any age and can be enjoyed by the entire family. 

Mosaic Stadium Tour - Have you ever wondered what Mosaic Stadium looks like behind the scenes? Or just how big the Maxtron really is? Experience a behind the scenes peek at some of the inner workings of Mosaic Stadium while having some of your most burning questions answered.Tours run Friday and Saturday afternoons starting May 24 for $10/person. 

Regina Aerial ToursThe Regina Flying Club offers 'Discovery Rides' giving you a tour of the city from the sky! Experience a 30-minute flight with sights of Mosaic Stadium, Regina’s Downtown Core and the Legislative Grounds. Flights can fit up to 3 people. 

Heritage Regina Walking Tours - Take a walk through some of Regina’s most historic locations and discover the rich heritage of the province’s capital city. These guided tours are offered throughout the summer, last approximately 2 hours, and are free (suggested donation of $10).

Regina Rolling Robot Tours -  Glide through Wascana Centre on a segway exploring its rich history and scenic sites in a fun, unique way!

Wascana Park Self Guided Walking Tours - Guide yourself along one of the many walking trails throughout the Wascana Park. Simply select a tour from the link provided and follow the mapped route while reading facts from your phone, or print off the outline and bring a paper copy with you. These tours are free.

Wascana Lake Boat Tours - Enjoy a leisurely excursion around Wascana Lake aboard a motorboat (wheelchair accessible) while learning interesting and historical facts about the area. Book the entire boat for a group of up to 8 people or take advantage of the Thursday night $5/person drop-in rate.

*For more information about both Wascana Tours, drop by the Visitor Information Kiosk at Wascana Centre (address above)

Local Attractions

Regina has several attractions that you can take the whole family to explore! Here's what's happening this summer at various Regina attractions:

  • RCMP Heritage Centre - In addition to exploring the Heritage Centre, during the summer months you can also enjoy driving tours of RCMP Depot Division daily from May 23 - September 5. Later in the summer, take in a Canadian Signature Experience, the RCMP Sunset-Retreat Ceremony presented by RCMP Academy, ‘Depot’ Division starting on Canada Day (July 1st) and the five following Tuesday nights.

  • Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Journey through millions of years of Saskatchewan’s geological and natural history. On Friday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. they will be unveiling Scotty, the most massive Tyrannosaurus rex in the world! This is a MUST SEE this summer. #MASSIVE2019

  • Saskatchewan Science Centre - Explore over 180 hands-on exhibits, stage shows and science activities. Come out to their 30th birthday party on April 23 for great prizes and activities. Other upcoming events include their After Dark Film Series and Adult Science Nights. Check their event calendar for details. 

  • Government House - Summer hours begin on May 20 and tours will begin departing every hour, in first person interpretations. Their feature exhibit launches May 1: Not Who, But Watt! Stay tuned for the launch of new ecology and history tours outdoor in the gardens. 

  • Dunlop Art Galleries - The release of their latest exhibition "Off-Centre: Queer Contemporary Art in the Prairies" will be open for viewing at the Central Library Branch (2311 12th Avenue ) July 12 to September 15 and Sherwood Gallery Branch (6121 Rochdale Blvd.) June 22 to September 8. The exhibit aims to destabilize urban/rural and centre/margin binaries by presenting engaging and politically relevant work by queer artists from and/or currently living in the Canadian Prairies.

  • 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 last 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. 

  • Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame - Honouring outstanding Saskatchewan athletes throughout history. Join them on May 9 at 11 a.m. for their  announcement of the Class of 2019 inductees into the hall of fame - rumour has it, there's some big names going in this year! 

  • Wascana Centre - A beautifully landscaped park surrounding a 120-hectare lake located in the heart of Regina. Cruise by their summer Visitor Information Kiosk (address above) to chat with a local expert. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the park (starting May 17) or a ferry boat tour (starting May 17).

  • MacKenzie Art Gallery - Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery is kicking off the summer with a bang of exhibits and events. Check out Agnes Martin: The mind knows what the eye has not seen (open until April 28), SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut (open until May 20) and Superscreen: The making of an artist-run counter-culture and the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop (open until May 20). Later in the summer enjoy the much anticipated opening of Victor Cicansky: The Gardener's Universe (open on June 8 to October 27). 

Local Events

Event  Description Dates Ticket Prices
TheatreFest Theatre Saskatchewan's annual full-length play festival will be held at the Regina Performing Arts Centre and includes shows from theatre groups throughout the province.  April 28 to May 4 $20/show
Victorian Teas  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.

May 4 & 5

June 1 & 2 

$6 - $15
Saskatchewan Fashion Week A showcase of a combination of artist collaborations, fashion design, film and music from around the province.  May 9 to 11 $39+
Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival Enjoy Pipers, drummers, dancers, heavy events athletes, and enthusiasts celebrating all things Scottish and Celtic. May 18 $7 - $25
Cathedral Village Arts Festival A creative celebration of community through the arts. The six-day festival features performing, visual and literary arts, crafts, and other performances. May 20 to 25 Free
Globe Theatre Presents: Beauty & The Beast Clocks and candle sticks come to life in this delightful family musical based on the award-winning animated film. May 22 to June 30 $84 - $100
Mosaic: A Festival of Cultures Enjoy 19 different pavilions throughout the city showcasing food, performances and local items from their cultural background. May 30 to June 1 $10 - $15
Saskatchewan Roughriders' First Home Game  Watch the Riders play their first home game of the 2019-2020 season at Mosaic Stadium against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  June 6

Varies

Patio Season

With the arrival of warmer weather comes a few things: Flip flops, dog walks and patio season. What if we told you that you could experience all three at once?! We have done the heavy-lifting and compiled a list of patios that you must enjoy in Regina this summer (and even found some that your dog will be welcomed at too). Go ahead, kick back and enjoy the best of the season!

Patio's to...

1. Enjoy a beer: O'Hanlon's Irish Pub, Cathedral Social Hall, Rebellion Brewing

2. Bring your dog: 33 1/3 Coffee House/Malty National Brewing Corp., Victoria's Tavern, Leopold's Tavern

3. Grab a coffee: 13th Avenue Food & Coffee House, Skye Cafe and Bistro, The Breakfast Bistro

4. Bring your kids: Jack Keaton's BBQ & Bar, The Copper Kettle, Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli 

5. Bring your date: Bodega Tapas Bar, 20Ten City Eatery, The Roof Top Bar & Grill, Luna Kitchen & Bar

Ice Cream Break

Milky Way Ice Cream - a historical landmark in Regina! Pick from an extensive menu of ice cream treats - if you can't decide go with the flavour of the day!

Dandy's Artisan Ice Cream - handcrafted ice cream using local ingredients, made one small batch at a time. Experience modern flavours, premium ingredients, homemade toppings and even vegan options! 

Dessart Sweets - An ice cream and candy store located in a heritage building in the heart of the Cathedral Village area of Regina. Get your favourite treat and sit out on their deck to enjoy!

Experiences Beyond Regina 

Over the Hill Orchards and Winery - Located in the scenic rolling hills of Lumsden in the Qu'Appelle Valley. Enjoy an orchard tour then stay for a slice of gluten-free prairie cherry pie and taste their fruit wines. Enjoy a unique event like Supper in the Orchard between May 4 - October 12. 

Outer Edge Adventure Park - Nestled along the Qu’Appelle Valley just outside of Lumsden, the park offers a zip line experience, rock climbing wall and other awesome adventures that will keep your adrenaline flowing. Park is open from May 18 - September 30. 

Regina Beach - Situated on the shores of Last Mountain Lake, Regina Beach is  a beautiful beach area with a playground, picnic areas and kayak rentals. The town boasts cute cafes, restaurants and shops making it the perfect place to spend an entire day with the family.



Check Out These Attractions!

Regina Floral Conservatory

Regina’s premiere indoor green space!  Displays change regularly to offer visitors both tropical and seasonal environments. Be sure to go before they close for the season in June. 

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Casino Regina 

Enjoy a wide range of slots, table games, poker and dining. Be sure to catch a live performances in the Vegas-style Show Lounge. Open daily until 4 a.m., ideal for those long summer nights of fun!

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Regina Farmers' Market

The much anticipated outdoor summer market runs from May 4 - October 12 at City Square Plaza (12th Ave between Lorne St. and Scarth St.). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cash is recommended. 

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