Favorite thing: Here is the training centre for members of Canada's elite police force, highly respected throughout the country and the world. The standards to get in are high and the trainig is comparable to that of U.S. and Royal Marines.
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.
We took a whole roll of pictures, and I don't think there's another person in any of our pictures. So, for this reason, if it bothers you when strangers step into your photos... you are TOTALLY safe from that in Regina!
Fondest memory: Finally finding some people in the town... they were all in the food court at the mall. And then we found some more at the Casino. Strange place, Regina.
Wow, there is nothing exciting to do in Regina. It's a gorgeous city, and has all the potential in the world of being a fabulous destination... but if it weren't for the Casino, you could probably die of boredom.
Fondest memory: It's beautiful to walk around.
Favorite thing: The mounties serve on highly patrols, as law officers in remote communities and areas, as security for political leaders, and as the nation's intelligence service.
Favorite thing: The museum was opened by the Queen Elizabeth in 1973. It contains uniforms, weapons, documents and some other artifacts relating to the history of the Mounties.
Favorite thing: The museum is open throughout the year and it is free. It is one of the most finest attractions in Regina.