Holiday Inn Express Suites Regina
1907 11th Avenue, (formerly Chelton Suites), Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0J2, Canada
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What to Do
My freinds and I would like to travel to Reginia for a "Girl's weekend". Where are some fun places to go? Nighclubs that are not stripper clubs would be our choice. A place for drinking and dancing with the young crowd. Any suggestions?
RE: What to Do
Hi! I've only been to Regina once but it seems like most of the nightclubs were located in the old warehouse district, on Dewdney Avenue. Have fun!
RE: RE: What to Do
It has been 10 years since I moved from Regina, but I do still get back there to visit from time to time. (I called it home for 13 years - still love the place.)
You haven't mentioned which part of the city you will be staying in, that would influence my decision on what to recommend.
As has already been mentioned, there are a number of bars along Dewdney Ave between Albert St and Broad St (some are north of Dewdney in this area) which are popular. (Soho, McNally's Tavern, The Crooked Cue, Bushwakker for starters) Brewster's on Vic Ave East is also a popular hangout. Although they never had much of a dance floor when I lived there. The 4 Seasons is usually a lot of fun, it's a smaller venue on Park St and Vic east. Also on the east side is the Pump - which is a country spot. I can't believe it's still popular after all these years. They have live entertainment and it's usually very good.
In the south end, the Travelodge on Albert South used to have a big, rockin bar with a big dance floor. ( I used to work there.)
There are also some fun places in the northwest, but that is probably quite a bit out of your way.
Regina is such a fun city - it's small and people are really friendly there - so you shouldn't have a problem with meeting some folks and having some fun, no matter where you decide to go. One thing, though - stay AWAY from the Plains on Albert and Vic!!! (You probably already know that it isn't a good spot to hang out.)
If you are looking for a great place to eat, consider Houston Pizza on Hill Avenue, Simply Delicious on Victoria (just east of the downtown area - great breakfasts!), the Copper Kettle downtown on Scarth, or Golf's Steakhouse downtown on Vic.
I hope that helps.
Travel Tips for Regina
Regina is Located HERE
Located in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Regina is the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan, with Manitoba to the east and Alberta to the west. Originally all three of these provinces were part of the Northwest Territories but, with the growing population of farmers and other immigrants, Saskatchewan and Alberta were carved out as separate provinces in 1905. At 651,000 square kilometers (251,000 sq. miles) Saskatchewan is about 20% larger than France, but only has a poplulation of about 1 million.
As for Regina itself, it was founded in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway linking Canada from coast-to-coast. Originally it was called 'Pile of Bones' (because of the large number of Bison bones found there) but was renamed to Regina (the Latin word for 'Queen') by Princess Louise. This was because Princess Louise was married to the Governor-General of Canada and was a daughter of Queen Victoria.
Back to the Industrial Age
If you are interested in history, old buidlings and equipment or just looking for a good day trip from Regina, the Claybank Brick Plant Historical Site is a good place to check out. This is a national heritage site that is approximately 1 hour from Regina so would be a good day trip, especially if you combined it with golfing at nearby Long Creek (see Golfing in Things To Do).
My dad worked here until the plant closed down so I am intimately familiar with the buildings and operations of this historical plant and have always found it fascinating. Since the closing, a lot of heritage money has been pumped into this site to upgrade the buildings and make it into a very interesting tourist site.
Rather than paraphrasing what this site is all about, check out the website link for lots more information.
Prairie pioneer life
The Motherwell Homestead is situated approximately 1 hour Northeast of Regina Follow ‘Highway 10’ till the turnoff for Abernethy. You will step back in time in this prairie homestead of western Canada’s settlement period.
On the site you will find the old Italian-style house from stones, as well as a huge barn and some old farm machinery.
Gift shop and restaurant.
On your way back you may stop in Fort Qu’Appelle and take a visit to the fish hatchery on the south bank of Echo Lake.
A 'no fuss' breakfast spot
Since it was Easter weekend, I decided to treat myself to a restaurant breakfast and maybe even work a bit of ham into the deal as well. When I first arrived in Regina, one of the guys at work had mentioned that Mr. Breakfast was a no frills sort of restaurant serving up simple and inexpensive food, so I decided to give them a try.
I arrived at 8:45 AM and the small serving area (2nd photo) already had customers at every table, except for a small two-chair one beside the entrance door - so that is where I sat and from where I took the photo. Later, I noticed that the customers seemed to be leaving quite regularly so there were always enough seats available for everyone who entered after I did. This is a working class type restaurant, with a lot of blue collar customers having a good time enjoying their food. The service was fast once I agreed to their $5.75 breakfast special. In my case, I had my slice of ham (with American mustard), two fried eggs over easy (with Tabasco and pepper), hash-brown potatoes (with Ketchup), toasted brown bread and coffee. It turned out to be quite a filling meal that kept me going quite well as I headed out of town later that morning for some exploration in the 'Lumsden' area outside Regina. Only cash is accepted for payment, with my total coming to $6.75 including the tip.
Royal SK Museum: before your start exploring SK
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is a 'must starting point' before exploring Saskatchewan (and Regina). It shows a lot of the interesting history of the province and its inhabitants.
There are a couple of different parts in the museum:
- In the Earth Sciences Gallery you will find erspecially the geological history of millions of years.
- Life Sciences Gallery shows the flora and fauna of saskatchewan and other parts of our world
- First Nations Gallery with the history of SK's First nations (for us, coming from Europe, the most interesting part of the museum; see also 'local customs tip about a Powwow).
Besides these gallerries the museum offers one or more temporary exhibits.
Admission: by donation
Opening hours: see website
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Holiday Inn Express Suites Regina
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Address: 1907 11th Avenue, (formerly Chelton Suites), Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0J2, Canada