This prairie town became an oasis in 1883 when the damming of the Wascana Creek created Wascana Lake.
Today, the lake is the jewel of Wascana Centre Park, where you can stroll, dine, play, and take in nature. There’s plenty to do outside of the park, too.
Wascana Centre Park
This 2,300-acre park is, as we just noted, built around Wascana Lake. The park contains numerous statues and memorials, as well as museums and government buildings. It also features a skateboard park, waterfowl refuge, tennis center, and an art gallery. You could walk this park for a day and probably not see everything, which brings us to our next point.
Tired of walking? You can always check out Wascana Centre Park on wheels. Regina Rolling Robot Tours offers Segway tours of the park, as well as of Wascana Marsh, a federally protected bird sanctuary within the city limits.
As long as you’re at Wascana Centere Park, why not stay for lunch or dinner? The Willow offers fine dining, overlooking the lake. The whole menu is tempting, but we love the small plates, especially the Apple Pie, a pizza topped with poached apple, bacon lardon, blue cheese, candied walnuts, and fresh basil.
This castle was constructed by Francis Darke in 1926 to calm his wife, Annie, who was badly shaken by the 1912 tornado that devastated most of downtown Regina. Book a 1.5-hour tour of the castle for $30 ($15 for kids) or even spend the night for just under $1,500 (honeymooners get half off).
Meet prairie animals, including buffalo, elk, and fallow deer, at this game farm and recreational park. You can also take a swim in the heated pool or bring the fixings for a picnic to grill out.
This museum explores Saskatchewan’s natural history, as well as the history and culture of the First Nations people in Saskatchewan.
The Last Mountain House was one of the last fur trading posts to operate in Saskatchewan before the buffalo herds migrated further west. The fort was decommissioned in 1871 and was later burned down. Today, the site includes reconstructed trading post buildings, artifacts, and exhibits.
A Regina institution since 1956, this ice cream paradise offers 40 regular options, plus flavors of the day such as root bear, orange, blueberry, and peanut butter.
This interactive science museum features more than 185 hands-on exhibits, including a popular exhibit on the science of hockey. There is also an IMAX theater.
About an hour west of Regina, Moose Jaw is known for its mineral springs and tours of underground tunnels once used by bootleggers.
About 45 minutes outside of Regina, Regina Beach Recreation Site is situated on the shores of Last Mountain Lake. It features a sandy beach, playground, beach volleyball, and a boat launch.
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