"Regina: green oasis in Saskatchewan" Top 5 Page for this destination Regina by vtveen

Regina Travel Guide: 141 reviews and 275 photos

The first time (2003) we visited Regina we came by plane and did have a good opportunity to see this green oasis in the middle of the vast plains of Saskatchewan. One year later we were driving by car from the west over 'Hghway no. 1' and saw Regina's skyline already from a distance of about 35 km's.

Impressive plains and green parks: that's more or less the story of the capital of Saskatchewan.

Regina

A city of about 200.000 people with some interesting green parks: Victoria Park in the middle of downtown and Wascana Park a huge recreational area. It is almost incredible to realise that all these trees are the work of human hands. Hundred years ago there was nothing at all !!
The town has some 'must see' activities like 'RCMP Centennial Museum', 'Government House Museum', 'Legislative Building' and 'Royal Saskatchewan Museum', which tells the story of the town, plains and the 'first nations' who lived here.

Regina is a good starting point to discover the surrounding area with places like Lumsden, Fort Qu'Appelle, Motherwell Homestead and many more (a little bit further away).

Land of living skies

Regina is situated in the middle of Saskatchewan and most impressive of the part we visited till yet are the vast plains. In the summer we found every kind of wheat and some of them were flowering as well, like the yellow coleseed and blue flax.
We do like specially 'the living skies' above these province.

SK doesn't mean dull and flat: there are many beautiful and hilly spots like Cypress Hills, the Great Sand Hills, Big Muddy Badlands and Grasslands National Park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:central in SK, quiet, friendly
  • In a nutshell:much more than dull plains
  • Last visit to Regina: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2007
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  • bobsreturn2004's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2007 at 6:24 AM

    im there in a little over 24hrs so i will know for first hand what regina is all about :P

  • Dec 18, 2006 at 2:37 PM

    Good job of hitting some of the attractions Regin has to offer. Next time try at attend a football game when the Roughriders are playing. Quite the experience.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 10:11 AM

    I like Regina, I hope I'll go to visit this city again. So far the busy life doesn't let me go anywhere.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 12:20 AM

    Nice page Jaap - greetz from Ghent

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2005 at 3:45 AM

    Interesting off the beaten path tips. You have many nice pages of Canada !!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 8:51 AM

    Love Canada & they way She uses Scottish place names - good page Happy Travels

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 5:51 AM

    Thanks for letting me know about your Regina page - I'm already planning to visit the RCMP museum, the Leg and Gov't House. Great tips!

  • Waxbag's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 11:02 AM

    The wildlife has some serious head gear!

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