THE CITY OF REGINA - SeeYQR
We look forward to welcoming you to Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, otherwise known as ‘Queen City!’
Feel the energy of a city on the rise as you revel in the astonishing variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities that abound in and around the city. Welcoming 2.1 million visitors and 112,000 business visitors annually, Regina hosts many events and conventions, so visitors may have a truly Canadian experience with a local flair that is unforgettable.
Check out tourismregina.com/events for a day to day events listings.
REGINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airport code: YQR
Regina International Airport (YQR) is the 15th busiest airport in Canada and connects the local community to many major Canadian markets. YQR is proud to offer seasonal service to both the U.S. and international sunspot destinations. Regina International Airport is located just minutes from downtown Regina and is accessible from Highway 1 East, Highway 1 West, Highway 6 and Highway 11.
Wascana Centre is known internationally as a beautifully landscaped park surrounding a 120-hectare lake located in the heart of the City of Regina. Within the 930-hectare parkland development may be found numerous important buildings among which are the Legislative Building, government office buildings (one of which houses the MacKenzie Art Gallery), the various buildings that make up the University of Regina, and more.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewan’s oldest and most compelling public art gallery, offering original exhibitions of works by local national and international artists. The gallery is located at 3475 Albert Street, Regina Saskatchewan, in the T.C. Douglas Building, situated in the South West corner of beautiful Wascana Park.
At Government House, travel all the way back to Regina’s Victorian past. Our Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site is bursting with over 125 years’ worth of stories to tell! Step into 1905, and explore the museum, art gallery, and educational centre within for FREE. Bring the little ones down to the Once Upon a Time Room for some make believe fun and hands on learning! Outdoors, enjoy the beautiful Edwardian Gardens surrounding the building — 8.5 acres of grass, trees, and flowers that make an idyllic setting for a picturesque picnic, dog walk, or even a game of Frisbee. With daily tours and activities to take part in, every day at Government House is a new adventure!
Known as the marble palace, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is one of the largest legislative building in Canada and features 34 different types of marble from around the world. The exterior is elaborately decorated with intricate carvings of lions, gargoyles and chains of grain and fruit. The Legislative Building overlooks beautiful Wascana Lake in Wascana Centre. Tours of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building are available seven days a week.
Discover the Real Stories of the Red Serge. The RCMP Heritage Centre is located where the tradition began, at the RCMP Academy, 'Depot' Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. Depot has trained every RCMP ‘cadet’ since it was established in 1885; it’s no wonder Regina is often referred to as Home of the RCMP. Take a tour of historic Depot and take in the Sergeant Major’s Parade. Tour the Heritage Centre and discover real stories about Mounties in red serge through stimulating galleries and exhibits that are filled with artifacts using static displays, multi-media technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality. All ages are sure to enjoy.
Take the opportunity to experience Regina’s beautiful pathways and park systems. An interactive map of these trails is available online here.
Museums, Shopping and More :
Regina offers visitors many more activities and museums to visit, including: