Regina Travel Guide

  • The Capital Building
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Regina Things to Do

  • Tour the Leg!

    Touring the legislative building is always a nice thing to do when you're in a capital city - especially because it's free! The Saskatchewan Leg building is very similar to the Alberta one, but the tour is not as entertaining. One interesting thing you'll get to see on the tour, however, is the Confederation table in the library (it's been cut, but...

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  • Wascana Centre

    Wascana Centre is a 930 hectare urban park, surrounding a 120 hectare lake located in the heart of Regina. It's a great place to go if you want to kick back with a book for a couple hours, have a picnic, or go for a walk or rollerskate around the lake.

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  • Regina RCMP museum and school

    The museum exhibits the Mounties' history and exploits. The RCMP and their predecessors the NWMP (North West Mounted Police) were well respected in Canada's north and west.The museum is a little disjointed. You get a taste of the various issues, but for instance, wandering through the museum, I could not find out when or why the police force name...

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Regina Restaurants

  • Nice, local atmosphere; good food

    Good Tapas reaturant with limited full size entrees; nice ambiance at bar and in restaurant. I had a tortilla pizza served and a vegetable skewer with saffron rice. The pizza was a little dry, but good and not too filling. The vegetable skewer was excellent. Teh restaurant has a nice open kitchen, which is entertaining to bar patrons.Prices were...

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  • BEST GREEK FOOD IN THE CITY

    This has to be one of the best Greek restaurants Ive eaten at, including the Times I spent in Greece. The food was Incredible & the atmosphere was cozy elegant & romantic. Everything was very clean & the Service was excellent. I had the Spanakopeta with the Achilles swords & just loved it, my wife tried the Moussaka & the dolmathes & was very...

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  • African cuisine

    I had never tried Ethiopian cuisine before, so I stopped in here for their lunch buffet, a block away from the Quality Hotel, the Regina Inn Hotel, and the Ramada Inn.The buffet consisted of 9 choices, two of which were veggie selections, one of sticky rice, and the remaining were a variety of stews, either beef or lamb. One was a curried stew, one...

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Regina Nightlife

  • An Irish Pub in Regina

    O'Hanlon's is a really nice Irish Pub located downtown, on Scarth Street. It's pretty big, it's got a great selection of beer on tap and our waiter actually was Irish :o) They also have a sidewalk terrace if you feel like stopping by in the afternoon to enjoy a cold pint or two! Very casual

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  • Live entertainment with a fun crowd

    This bar looks like an Irish pub with all wood inside, typical "Cheers" style bar. They have really good bands playing here, ranging from blues to Celtic.Fun crowd, all ages, dance floor packed. Whatever you want

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  • Wanna spend some money?

    I'm not a huge gambler but I've been in a few casinos across Canada and I truly think Regina's is one of the finest. It's because they built it around the old CP Rail station so there's huge stone pillars in the main gallery. It's high ceilings with ornate carvings and beautiful artwork, will have you staring upwards for a while ... before you...

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Regina Transportation

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    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    We preceeded our visit to Regina with a few days visit further west in Alberta, flying Air Canada for the whole trip from eastern Canada. Regina is a spread out place, like almost all Prairie towns and cities in Canada, so we pre-booked a nice Chrysler rental car from the airport. The price was reasonable and you will need your own wheels if you really want to get around the city with freedom.

    Of course another form of transportation is just walking. Here, we were watching the practise marching drills of the members of the graduating troop. They basically perform all the intricate manoeuvers of the world-famous horseback 'Musical Ride' performed by the RCMP. Marching to music, the 32 troopers execute a variety of intricate figures based on cavalry drill as they wheel, break into formations which pass through each other before assuming another formation. Demanding utmost control, timing and coordination, these movements are really amazing to watch - I was very impressed! The first Musical Ride with horses took place in 1887 as a way for the members to display their horse-riding skills while entertaining both themselves and the public.

    One little thing which visitors to Canada may not know is, when you see an RCMP officer, it is highly unlikely he will be wearing his scarlet jacket, stetson hat, brown boots or riding pants. Those are only used for ceremonial occassions. The everyday uniform consists of straight legged trousers and shirts in the colours seen here, along with a dark jacket and regular police cap with a yellow band around it.

    Troopers Practising Their 'Musical Ride'
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Regina Shopping

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    by Bwana_Brown Written Mar 23, 2008

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    The Sobeys chain of supermarkets is presently the second largest in Canada, with 1300 stores spread across the country, generating an income of $13 billion in 2006. It was founded 100-years ago in 1907 in the province of Nova Scotia, so as a fellow 'Maritimer' from New Brunswick, I've always leaned toward them for groceries! However, after moving to Regina, I dutifully made my rounds of the Superstore, Coop, Extra Foods and Sobeys and eventually settled on Sobeys as my main grocery store for price and other practical reasons. There are four Sobeys stores in the city but I usually use the one of Victoria Avenue.

    I time my visits for about 8-9 AM on Saturday mornings before the crowd arrives!

    What to buy: Typical prices are:

    $4.48 Four 60-watt bulbs
    $1.49 Liquid dish-washing detergent (324 ml)
    $2.99 V-8 vegetable juice (1.89 L)
    $4.45 Skinless chicken breasts (3)
    $7.15 Frozen Thin-crust Greek Pizza (12-inch)
    $1.32 Medium Navel oranges (4)
    $0.75 Bananas (3)
    $4.59 Loaf of Multi-grain bread

    Part of the fruit & vegetables area Sobeys - from its parking lot

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Regina Local Customs

  • Home of the Riders

    The Roughriders is Saskatchewan's CFL team. The team has an amazing following of true fans. Fans the put the fanatical back in the definition.While there are only 8 teams in the CFL, Saskatchewan has the most loyal following. The fans make road trips over thousands of miles to watch away games. The stadium sells out frequently for home games. I've...

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  • POWWOW

    What a beat of the drums !!!What a colours !!!Dancers completely in trance !!!We were lucky and could visit the Powwow on the occasion of the opening of the Campus of First Nations University in Regina.But you will find them all over the country and at least once a year in Regina (see website).

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  • Great cab drivers!

    Cab drivers in Regina are amazingly nice - never once did I have to open my door, they would always stop the meter ahead of time, one even offered to drop me off at the bookstore for free since it was on his way home! They were all chatty and friendly and very helpful - what a shock for someone coming from Montreal!

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Regina Warnings and Dangers

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    Well if you read the above story, you'll know why I place this restaurant under 'Warnings or Dangers.'

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Regina Tourist Traps

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    by SUSAMY Written Sep 20, 2003

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    There is almost nothing to do in this town. Harness Racing is one thing to check out... but it is almost as slow and boring as the rest of the town.

    Unique Suggestions: At least stop in at the Bingo Hall to make it worth your while....

    ah, an exciting day at the Harness Racing Track
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Regina What to Pack

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    by don_thomas Written Jul 1, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A lot of warm clothes. It gets cold in the winter (that is from october till march!). I've witnessed -25 C, and it was said to be -40 C the week before I got there.

    tons of snow!

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Regina Off The Beaten Path

  • Moose Jaw: murals and more ....

    Moose Jaw is a nice destination for day trip from Regina, about 75 km’s away. The first thing to enjoy is the drive over Highway 1. For me as a Dutchman it is incredible to drive such a straight road; it is just like a ruler through the plains of Saskatchewan. Driving these road you do understand while all cars in Canada do have cruise control; it...

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  • 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...

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  • Just enjoy St. Nicholas Church

    This little wooden church is situated in the Qu'Apelle Valley, east of Craven nearby Lumsden. Take road '99' from Craven and you can not miss this lovely church.Stroll around and look at the old tombstones and off course take a look inside this simple wooden church. This is the oldest remaining church of Saskatchewan.But most of all: enjoy the...

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Regina Sports & Outdoors

  • ‘Hop on – hop off’ during a bike tour

    Although not very common in Canada, we made a bike tour through the city of Regina during our last autumn visit. To be honest it was a great adventure cycling along the meandering Wascana River and around a part of Wascana Lake. You could use ‘your’ bike on a hop-on hop-off bike tour trough the city:Start at the Government House (Dewdney Avenue)...

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  • Take in a Canadian Football League game

    I have only been to a handful of professional baseball and ice hockey games in my life but no football games at all. That came to an end on a recent Saturday night when I received a short-notice telephone call inviting me to attend a Canadian Football League game that was to be played in Regina, starting in less than an hour! The company I work for...

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  • Saskatchewan Roughriders -Canadian...

    I wasn't lucky enough to be in Regina during the football season but apparently the city goes pretty crazy when the Roughriders are playing so I highly recommend getting tickets to a game if you can (from June to November), especially if they're playing against my Montreal Alouettes ;o) ehm, thundersticks?!

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Regina Favorites

  • The Mounties

    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.

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  • The museum of RCMP

    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.

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  • RCMP

    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.

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Explore Deeper into Regina
RCMP Heritage Centre
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East Indian cuisine
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Great location in the heart of downtown
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Surprised to find Bison in Regina!
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Marvel at a relic of a by-gone era!
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Wascana Park
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Tour the Legislative Building and Grounds
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Visit the RCMP Museum
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A 'no fuss' breakfast spot
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Steak House with a Greek flair!
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Visit the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
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My world food-tour continues!
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A lot more industrialized than I had realized
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Very enjoyable East Indian food
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One of Canada's best brew-pubs
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I was impressed!
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A 'British Pub' Styled Restaurant
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Regina – Casino
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Wascana Centre
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Legislative Building
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Royal SK Museum: before your start exploring SK
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Home of the Canadian Mounties (R.C.M.P.)
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really nice setting
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Government House Museum
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Saskatchewan War Memorial
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Buffalo Pound Provincial Park – with buffalo
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Regina Plains Museum
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Big Muddy Badlands, remote and impressive
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Preparations for the Ceremony
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Nice Atmosphere; Great Service; Tasty Beer
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum
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Wascana Waterfowl Park & Display Ponds
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Best Vegetarian in Town!!!
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Fort Qu’Appelle – fish and lake
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Condie Nature Refuge
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Academy
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Globe Theatre or McKenzie Art Gallery
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Saskatchewan Provincial Museum
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum
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RCMP Museum
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