Regina, Saskatchewan's Top Attractions on the Trans-Canada Highway
Here are the most popular "must-see" attractions in the Regina area
Alex Youck School Museum
1600 4th Ave
This working one-room school house is a museum with teaching artifacts going back 100 years. Open year-round, Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (weekends by appointment).
1175 Rose St (at 6th)
This is Western Canada’s largest antique mall, with 28 shops selling antiques and collectible items. Selection includes clocks, china, furniture, glass, lamps, Pictures, primitive art, silver, toys, and unusual items. Open Monday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays 10 am to 9 pm, Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm.
2429 - 11th Ave
Changing displays of leading Canadian artists. Open year-round, Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Free admission.
Broad St & Saskatchewan Dr (downtown)
This casino, in the historic VIA Rail Train Station building, has over 40 table games as well as a Poker Room. Games include Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Baccarat, Red Dog, 7 Card Stud, Omaha Poker, and Texas Hold’em. There are over 600 coin operated slot machines. Open year-round daily from 9 am to 4 am (except Christmas Day).
2476 Victoria Ave
See Regina’s City Hall, the focal point of the "Queen City." Tours take you throuh the council chamber, foyer and forum. Open Monday to Friday 1 am to 4:30 (please book tours in advance).
City of Regina Greenhouse
4th Ave and John St
This greenhouse features seasonal floral displays (especially Christmas, Easter and Fall). Also hosts the Chrysanthemum Shows. Gift Shop is open to all. Open Sept 1 to may 31, from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed June to August, and Christmas Day. Free Admission.
Condie Nature Reserve
Highway 11, 14 km NW of Regina (Exit A)
This nature reserve has a small lake stocked with perch and over 4 km of nature trails. Reserve and picnic grounds open year round dawn to dusk. Free admission.
Lakeshore Dr, west of Broad St (Wascana Centre)
The boyhood home of Canada’s Prime Minster from 1957 to 1963, which was moved from Borden in 1967 and contains many family artifacts dating to the early 1900s. Open May 22 - September 6 from 9 am to 6 pm. Free admission.
Dunlop Art Gallery
2311-12 Ave (in the Central Library, downtown)
The gallery is a department of the Regina Public Library and features local, regional and national artists in year-round exhibitions. Open Library hours ( Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - pm; Friday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1:30 - 5 pm (Closed Statutory holidays). Free admission.
2nd Floor of Old City Hall, 1801 Scarth St
This is home to Saskatchewan’s oldest theatre company and produces 6 mainstage and 2 satellite productions a year. Plays run September to May, with box office open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
Government House Heritage Property
Dewdney Ave at Connought St, West of Lewvan Dr
This was the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor from 1891 to 1945, with all rooms now restored to turn-of-the-century elegance. Children’s activities offered in the One-Upon-A-Time Room. Adults can enjoy food and team in the Victorian Tea Room. Open Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Tea Room is open on limited weekends (call for dates).
IPSCO Wildlife Park
North on Highway 6, 6.4 kilometres, on Armour Road to IPSCO Plant grounds
The wildlife park has live buffalo, elk, black German deer, ring-necked pheasants, guinea hens, geese, and pea fowl. There is a locomotive, playground with a long slide, kiddie train, heated pool, and concession. Open May 22 to Sept 6, 11 am to 7 pm, free admission. The pool is open May 1 - 7 pm, June to August Weekdays 1 pm - 7 pm, weekends 11 am - 7 pm.
Kings Park Speedway
6.4 km Northeast, at Kings Park
This is Regina’s area motor speedway, with a 1/3 mile high-banked oval track. Typically 15 events per racing season, which runs from May 23 to September 19th. Events include CASCAR races, IMCA modified races, demolition derbies, and rock concerts.
Kramer IMAX Theatre
Winnipeg St and Wascana Dr, in Science Centre (Wascana Centre)
The Kramer IMAX Theatre shows educational-oriented movies on a five storey tall screen, with 11,000 watts of six-channel curround sound. Several shows daily.
1964 Park St
Take a tour of the printing of a daily newspaper. Regina’s largest paper is part of the Southam newspaper chain. Tours are ofered for groups of at least 12, with advance booking. Open 9 am to 3 pm. Free admission.
This building was built form 1908 to 1912, reflecting the architecture of both the English Renaissance and Louise XVI of France. Tours are conducted year-round every half hour. Open Victoria to Labour Day from 8 am to 9 pm. In winter from 8 am to 5 pm. When the legislature is in session, tours are also available 6 pm to 9 pm. Free admission.
MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert S at corner of 23rd Ave. (Wascana Center)
This Gallery hosts an excellent collection of contemporary and historical works by Canadian and international artists. The Gallery also hosts many touring exhibitions. Open year round from 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesday & Thursday until 10 pm. Free admission.
Native Heritage Foundation Gallery
East Wing of Legislative Building, Legislative Drive (Wascana Centre)
this gallery is devoted to the exhibition and promotion f native art. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day 8 am to 9 pm, remainder of the year 8 am to 5 pm. Free admission.
North-West Territorial Administration Building
3304 Dewdney Ave
This building was built in 1891 and served as the Territorial government until 1905, and the Government of Saskatchewan until 1911. Open for external viewing only.
Prairie History Room, Regina Public Library
2311 12th Ave (downtown)
This resource library has historical and genealogical research on the Canadian Prairies. There are over 10,000 titles and 2,000 local histories. Census returns, passenger, and immigration lists are available on microfilm. Open year-round, Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday & Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday 1pm - 5 pm, and Sunday 1:30 pm to 5 pm. Free admission.
RCMP Centennial Museum
RCMP Depot Division, Dewdney Ave W
This is the official museum of the RCMP, reflecting the development of Canada with displays of equipment, uniforms, weapons, personal belongings, photos and other archival material. Tour the museum, the RCMP chapel and the grounds. Open June 1 to September 15, daily 8 am to 6:45 pm; Spetember 16 to May 31 daily 10 am to 4:45 pm. Tours are at 9 am (summer only), 10, 11 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 pm. Free admission.
Regina Cemetery Walking Tours
Old Regina Broad St Cemetary, 4th Ave & Scarth St gate
Take a year-round self-guided cemetery tour in the provinces oldest and most interesting cemetery. Two tours offer either prominent city fathers or immigrants and the city’s multicultural heritage.
Regina Exhibition Park
Access from Lewvan Dr, Elphinstone St and Dewdney Ave
This park is home to major junior hockey, international farm machinery expos, Buffalo Days (the Provincial Exhibition). The Queensbury Centre is host to trade shows, conventions, and catered events. Queensbury Downs has live harness racing and year-round simulcast racing.
Regina Farmers Market
1900 Block of Scarth Street
This farmers’ market offers crafts, fresh produce, venison and pork, home baking and preserves. Open May- June Saturdays, and July - October Wednesday and Saturday.
Regina Firefighters Museum/ Fire Hall
1205 Ross Ave, Headquarters Building
This modern fire station contain both fire fighting equipment and the Regina Firefighters Museum. Tours are offered by appointment (age restriction may apply), and school age children must have 1 adult for each 5 -kids. Call 306-777-7714. Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4;45 pm. Free admission.
Regina Performing Arts Centre
1077 Angus St
This is the major facility for the performing and visual arts in Regina. It is the home of Regina Little Theatre, Regina Summer Stage, Tavria Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and SK Community Theatre.
Regina Plains Museum
1835 Scarth, on the second floor (wheelchair accessible)
This museum preserves the history of Regina people in the context of the Plains region. Exhibits are interactive and change every six months, Adsmission $2 adults, $1 students and seniors (children under 6 free). Open year-round.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
College Ave and Albert St
This is Regina’s largest museum, and has several galleries. First Nations Gallery traces 10,000 years of aboriginal culture. The Earth Sciences Gallery shows 2 billion years of geological evolution. The Paleo Pit shows how a scientific excavation is done. Open May 1 to Labour Day daily 9 am to 5:30 pm, the remainder of the eyar 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed Christmas Day).
3303 Hillsdale (near Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts)
The archives store historical records of the province’s past, including premiers’ papers, private memoirs, local histories, oral histories, photos, film, as well a s organizational histories. Open weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, with limited service 12 -1 pm and 4 -5 pm . Free admission.
Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts
Lake shore Dr (Wascana Centre)
This facility include a 2,027 seat concert theatre and includes convention, banquet and trade show facilities, The Centre is home to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and also host many local, and international artists. Open for tours by appointment. Box office is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and 1 hour before performances.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
1870 Lorne St, 2nd Floor
This is one of the largest genealogical archives in Canada with over 17,000 volumes and a large microfilm collection. Open September - April, Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, and May -September, Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Saskatchewan Military Museum
1600 Elphinstone (TheArmoury), Room 112
Saskatchewan military history from 1885 to present is displayed with artifacts and archival material. Exhibits showcase units, communities, and individual struggles. Open year-round Tuesday & Wednesdays 1-3 pm and Saturdays 2 - 5 pm (and by appointment). Free admission.
Regina is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, which plays in the Canadian Football League, in the Western Conference. The team was the Grey Cup champions most recently in 1989 and 1966.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Winnipeg St and Wascana Dr (Wascana Centre)
The Science Centre has over 100 permanent hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations and visiting exhibits. The Discovery Jones Fantastic Farming exhibit explores Saskatchewan’s agriculture and weather. The adjoining Kramer IMAX Theatre shows educational-oriented movies on a five storey tall screen.
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame/Museum
2205 Victoria Ave (the old land Titles Building)
This museum preserves the history of sport in Saskatchewan. Exhibits showcase Hall of Fame inductees with sports memorabilia and artifacts. Open year-round Monday - Friday 9 am to 5pm, and from May to Labour Day also open weekends. Free admission.
St Paul’s Cathedral
12th Ave and McIntyre St (behind City Hall)
This is the oldest religious establishment in Regina, built in 1894 to replace a wooden church built on the site in 1883. The undercroft of the Cathedral now houses a Diocesan Museum and Columbarium (final resting place for the dead) and historical artifacts dating back to the 1600s. Cathedral open daily 10 am to 4 pm.
Corner of Dewdney and Cornwall St.
This heritage building is home to several unique retail shops featuring Saskatchewan-made products including local artworks, glassware, souvenirs, wood crafts, as well as imports. There is also a restaurant and brew pub in the building. Open year-round from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays till 9 pm (closed on statutory holidays).
The Painted Buffalo Indian Trading Post
2741 Dewdney Ave
This is the largest operating trading post offering a unique variety of Plains Indians merchandise. Items include artwork, beadwork, craft supplies and unique gifts. Open year-round from Monday to Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.
Wascana Waterfowl Park
Lakeshore Dr, east of Centre of the Arts (Wascana Centre)
Several waterfowl ponds adjoining Wascana Lake support a native bird population that includes ducks, geese, pelicans, swans.Open May 1 - November 1 from 9 am to 9 pm. Guided tours can be arranged weekdays 9 am to 4 pm during the summer. Free admission.
on Wascana Lake across from Willow Island overlook, access by passenger ferry
Ferry departs from the overlook (north of Wascana Centre), from May 22 to Spetember 6 12 noon to 4 pm (group picnics can be reserved weekedays 5 pm - 9 pm and weekends 12 noon to 9 pm. Ferry ride costs $2 per person (return).
Blue = Trans-Canada Route| Green = bicycle friendly scenic route & downtown detour from TCH