Regina has a population of 176,183 making it the 2nd biggest city in Saskatchewan. It operates on the CST time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Saskatoon.
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Established in 1882 and named after Queen Victoria, Regina is the capital and second largest city (after Saskatoon) in Saskatchewan.
With more than 350,000 hand planted trees and a large portion of the area dedicated as parks and green spaces, Regina is a gorgeous green oasis on the vast Canadian Great Plains. The Queen City also has a number of bike paths, cross-country skiing venues, and other outdoor attractions right in the heart of the city.
With the help of the University of Regina, the city has developed a very lively cultural scene in music, theatre and dance and was named the "Cultural Capital of Canada" in 2004 by Heritage Canada. Regina hosts a number of events throughout the year including the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Craven Country Jamboree, and the Regina Folk festival, Western Canada's longest running festival.
Regina has warm summers, cold dry winters, and consistently enjoys more sunshine annually than any other major Canadian city. With its abundance of cultural activities and outdoor attractions, Regina is a great Canadian vacation destination for any season.
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Did you know?
- Before the official name Regina, the area was called Pile-o-Bones due to the prevalence of buffalo hunting by the Cree Indians.
- In recent years Regina has become known as one of the most affordable places to do business in North America.
- Established in 1917, the Regina Pats Hockey Club is the world's longest running junior hockey team.
Read on for some great places to visit in Regina, Saskatchewan.
- Wascana Centre
Built around Wascana Lake, this beautiful 2,300 acre park in the heart of Regina has something for everyone. Remarkably, the entire park is manmade including the lake and its small islands. Wascana Centre is a hub for both outdoor fun and the cultural arts.
The fourth largest urban park in Canada and one of the largest in North America, Wascana Centre has many pedestrian pathways, bridges, waterfalls, fountains, and a number of attractive venues for cross country skiing and skating during winter. The park is also home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Conexus Arts Centre, and the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery.
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Center
Using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies, and engaging tours, the RCMP Heritage Center provides unparalleled insight into the history of Canada's famed Mounties. The RCMP has played an integral part in Canada's history, helping to form and protect the vast nation for 136 years.
Located in western Regina next to the Saskatchewan RCMP Headquarters, this facility was only established in 2007. The center is open year round, seven days a week and is a must see for anyone interested in the legendary RCMP or the history of Canada in general.
- Saskatchewan Legislative Building
The Saskatchewan Legislative Building is a majestic building overlooking Wascana Lake. The building serves as the seat of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan and its iconic dome can be seen almost anywhere in Regina.
Built from 1908 to 1912, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is an excellent example of beaux-arts design, which was popular at the turn of the century. Thousands of people visit the picturesque grounds paths and gardens. Free tours of the Legislative Building are available seven days a week and the building is one of the most popular Saskatchewan vacation destinations.