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Outdoor beauty meets modern metropolis. Regina, Saskatchewan — known as the Queen City — is Saskatchewan's incredibly friendly capital city.

What's the weather in Regina like? You'd be surprised — it's one of Canada’s sunniest cities. It can get cold, but the winters are gorgeous. We’re located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Plus, if you live on U of R's campus, most of our buildings are connected. You could go all winter wearing shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops if you want. We won't judge!

The Queen City

The perfect blend of big city amenities and small town charm.

Activities in Regina

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The population of Regina is 230,725 welcoming residents. That means our city serves as home to diverse cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities. It features all the big city amenities with a small town feel.

10 Things to Do in Regina

  1. Walk, bike, jog, snowshoe or ski around Wascana Lake as the sun is setting. Better yet, rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and enjoy the view from the water!
  2. Cheer everyone on at the Queen City Pride Parade.
  3. Grab your friends for a Cougars or Rams game!
  4. Carve a watermelon helmet and attend a Saskatchewan Roughriders game.
  5. Enjoy music, theatre and art on campus – presented by students and faculty!
  6. Explore the MacKenzie Art Gallery, a top venue for creative discovery.
  7. Try one of the delicious and unique flavours at Dandy's Artisan Ice Cream.
  8. Window shop for local wares in the Cathedral Village.
  9. Watch a movie on the BIG screen at the Kramer IMAX.
  10. Visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre.


Explore Beautiful Wascana Centre

Located in the heart of Regina, Wascana Centre is larger than Stanley Park in Vancouver and Central Park in New York City combined! The University of Regina sits right in Wascana Centre, just minutes from Wascana Lake, and it's surrounded by trails. Admire nature's beauty while you get some fresh air, exercise, meditate or even study by the shore.

There's so much to see and do in Wascana Centre, including the Legislative Building, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Conexus Arts Centre, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and even an IMAX theatre and Natural Habitat area.

Restaurants in Regina

The University of Regina and the City of Regina itself are host to an incredible array of dining options with cuisines from around the world. Experience everything from local taverns and small cafes to renowned brewpubs and gourmet dining. If you're visiting or plan to stay a while, see Prairie Dog Magazine's Best Food list for great choices, or find a map with restaurant recommendations at Tourism Regina.

Hotels in Regina

Regina is home to many quality lodging options. If you plan to visit the University of Regina, check out to find the perfect place to stay. Or consider a short-stay option in our modern campus residences.
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#1 Best Public Art Gallery: MacKenzie Art Gallery
#1 Best View of the City: Wascana Hill
#1 Best Architecture: First Nations University of Canada

Visit Regina

Now that you've seen some of the things to do in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, we hope you'll visit campus soon. To schedule a virtual or in-person session, drop us a line!



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