Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan, the second largest city within the province, and the 24th largest city in Canada. It is located in the far southern portion of Saskatchewan on a flat plain near the small Wascana Creek, which was long ago dammed to create the decorative Wascana Lake south of Regina's Downtown area. There are approximately 236,400 people living in over 90,000 homes in the Regina Metro Area, and 215,000 people living in 83,100 homes within the city limits.
There are 14 municipalities that make up the wider Regina Census Metropolitan Area including the city of Regina; the towns of Balgonie, Pilot Butte, Regina Beach, and White City; the villages of Belle Plaine, Buena Vista, Craven, Disley, and Grand Coulee; and the summer village of Lumsden Beach. In addition, the Regina CMA also includes the acreages and country home communities in the regional municipalities of Edenwold, Lumsden, Pense, and Sherwood.
Regina is a beautiful city that stands tall in the flatlands of the surrounding prairies and farmland. An abundance of greenspaces and parks including over 300,000 hand-planted trees provide Regina with an appealing streetscape.
Get better acquainted with the city of Regina: visit the city website, read about the city's history, and learn more about the city's government, services, transportation and major events.
Regina has a wide variety of shopping options, from large shopping malls to boutique shopping and farmers' markets.
Regina has more green space per person than any other major city in Canada, and has dedicated a huge area in the heart of the city to parks and recreational facilities.
Golfing is a very popular pastime in Saskatchewan, and Regina has many excellent golf courses within the city.
Named the 2004 Culture Capital of Canada by Heritage Canada, Regina is known for its arts and culture community including a wide variety of annual festivals, many art galleries, a premier dance company, and popular local theatre performances. The Conexus Arts Centre is home to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the oldest continuously performing orchestra in the country, Opera Saskatchewan, and the contemporary dance company New Dance Horizons. This historic Old Post Office in Downtown Regina is now home to the prestigious Globe Theatre, the largest professional theatre company in the province.
Annual festivals include the Regina Folk Music Festival, the Craven Country Jamboree, a Dragon Boat Festival, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, and the well known Mosaic Festival. Held every year in June, Mosaic is a celebration of multiculturalism in Regina that sees pavilions erected around the city featuring food, performances and artifacts of all the individual cultures that make up Regina's heritage.
Night life hot spots in Regina include Downtown's Casino Regina, and a selection of clubs and restaurants in the Warehouse District. Trendy boutique shopping can be found during the day in the Warehouse District, and also in Cathedral Village just west of the Central Business District. Big box and brand name stores can be found throughout Regina's three premier shopping malls, the Southlands Shopping Centre, Northgate Mall, and Cornwall Centre.
Regina is home to the popular CFL team the Saskatchewan Roughriders who play at Mosaic Stadium, and you'll find no football fans more loyal than Riders fans. Games almost always sell out, and season ticket holders will regularly drive three or four hours just to watch their favourite team play.
There are many things to see and do in the city of Regina. We have the longest running symphony in the country, a pro CFL team, and many other arts institutions, night spots and tourist attractions.
Regina values its rich, diverse heritage and culture, and has several excellent museums within the city.
Both residents and visitors of Regina enjoy the many festivals and events that happen annually in the city.