Guest blog by the University of Regina communications team
Located smackdab in the middle of the prairies, Regina is Saskatchewan’s capital city and home to countless exciting attractions. Whether you’re a fan of beautiful parks, lively sporting events, arts and culture, great shopping, or unique culinary experiences – Regina truly offers something for everyone.
Wascana Centre is a stunning 930-hectare park located in the heart of Regina (and it’s where the University of Regina main campus is located!). Take a picturesque stroll or run around Wascana Lake and enjoy being close to nature. Wascana, the largest urban park in Canada, is also home to many other tourist attractions, including the Legislative Building, Saskatchewan Science Centre, and Willow on Wascana – a popular fine dining restaurant offering stunning views and local fare.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum promotes Saskatchewan's natural history and aboriginal cultures. The MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG), Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery, offers original exhibitions of works by local, national, and international artists including its permanent collection of more than 4,500 works by artists such as Picasso, Rodin, and Edvard Munch. Both the museum and gallery are located in Wascana Centre.
Beyond the beauty of Wascana, Regina’s thriving downtown, with all of its theater productions, live music, sports venues, lively pubs, and attractions, is the place to be. Labelled by the Globe and Mail as the “Okanagan of craft beer,” Regina is the place grab a drink with the locals. To get a taste, visit one of the many breweries – Rebellion Brewing, Malty National or Bushwakker Brewpub.
Other attractions including the RCMP Heritage Centre which tells the story of the RCMP through interactive exhibits, audio tours and programming, and Casino Regina which is housed within the historic Union Station, a provincial heritage site, are must-see.
For more information and a complete listing of local attractions, visit www.tourismregina.com.