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Regina - The Queen City

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A travel journal to Regina by girlfromals

Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan More Photos
Quote: Regina, latin for queen, was named after Queen Victoria. The capital of the province of Saskatchewan, the city of 200,000 has a lot to offer to people of all ages and interests.

Regina - The Queen City

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Overview

Bison Sculpture Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Visit the Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings, the center of government in the province. Get a guided tour in either French or English. A must see! The Science Center and Imax Theater is a destination for the young and the young at heart. It is a hands on center with demonstrations throughout the day including the Fire Show! You can also take in an Imax film. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is a favourite for kids and school groups. This museum tells the story of how Saskatchewan's land, plants, animals, and resources came to be. There are great displays portraying native wildlife. And the hightlight is Mega Munch, the animated and very noisy dinosaur. Kids love this one! ...Read More

Quality Hotel Regina

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Hotel | "Quality Inn"

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This centrally located hotel has recently been renovated. The clean and comfortable rooms make you feel at home. It is very convenient if you need a central location. It is within walking distance of the Cornwall Center (shopping mall) and Victoria Park. A good place to stay if you are sightseeing. The hotel offers different rates for AAA/CAA members and a special rate for those who book over the Internet. The price of the room includes a good continental breakfast in a common room. Free newspapers are also offered to the guests. Don't be surprised to see one outside your room door in the morning! Rooms include beds, a TV with cable and pay per view movies, their own bathroom wi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Quality Hotel Regina
1717 VICTORIA AVE
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P0P9
306-569-4656

Heliotrope Organic Vegetarian Restaurant

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Restaurant

The Heliotrope Restaurant Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is the place to go in Regina. Located in an old house, the funky atmosphere, great music, friendly staff, and good food make for a great experience. This is a popular restaurant. You generally don''t need reservations, but if there is a big event in town you might want to call ahead. There are a number of great and delicious choices on the menu. I recommend the black bean enchilada which comes with a delicious salad. The special of the day is always different. I haven''t ever tried that yet but maybe next time. Everything is organic including the coffee, tea, and special juice blends. I recommend the very tasty chai. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Legislative Chamber

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Attraction | "More Legislative Building Info"

Legislative Chamber Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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The major site on the tour of the building is the legislative chamber where our Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA'S) debate and pass bills. The MLA's sit in spring, usually from March to late June or July. It is unusual for the house to sit in fall but it does happen. During these times you are allowed to go in to watch the government at work. You cannot however take your camera. An usher will store your camera in a secure area for you until you leave. Some of these ushers are former Mounties so there is no problem with trust. If the house is not sitting, the tour will include the legislative chamber. You will also be allowed to take pictures. The lighting is not very bright ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Legislative Chamber
Just off Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 787-6281

Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings

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Attraction

Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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People in Saskatchewan are serious about politics - it is almost like a religion! This can be seen in the lively and raucous debates in the province's seat of government. When Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, Regina was chosen as its capital. It needed a proper house for government. The resulting building is the Legislative Building which stands today. It took years to build and cost about $12 million dollars. If it were to burn down, it would be absolutely impossible to replace as it would be far too expensive. Imported stone and marble adorns the interior of the building. Numerous pieces of artwork hang in galleries. When it was built, no one realized that the soil was really silt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings
Albert Street on the bank of Wascana Lake
Regina, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Attraction | "Do you enjoy professional football?"

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If you like football, come check out the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the only professional sports team in Saskatchewan. Pre-season is in June, the regular season runs from July to October, and playoffs are in November. Taylor Field in Regina is a comfortable outdoor stadium, home to the 1995 and 2003 Grey Gup Final. The very loyal fans will get you going with their infectious cheering and of course, the wave! Canadian Football is a little different than that played by the Americans in the NFL. We have a different sized field, the goal posts are located in a different spot, and we have 3 downs, not 4. I grew up with a father who is a football official so I know the rules of the game well. The r...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Taylor Field
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 569-2323

MacKenzie Art Gallery

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Attraction

MacKenzie Art Gallery Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Regina may be a small city compared to the likes of Toronto, but the quality of art displayed at the MacKenzie Art Gallery will fool you into thinking otherwise. Located in the south end of town, the Gallery exhibits works from its permanent collection and special, travelling shows. The permanent collection is large, so exhibits are always changing. From the Group of Seven to up and coming artists, there is always something new to see. The Gallery provides free parking which you can access by turning on to 23rd Avenue off Albert Street. It is also easily accessible by bus. Go out to the Albert Street sidewalk and check out the sculptur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2002

MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 584-4250

RCMP Sunset Retreat

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Attraction

RCMP Sunset Retreat Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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On Tuesday evenings from July 1st to mid-August, visitors can attend the RCMP Sunset Retreat, a parade and flag lowering ceremony performed by RCMP cadets. The 45 minute ceremony begins with the entrance of the cadet band playing the Canadian national anthem. During my visit, the national anthem was unceremoniously interrupted by the engines of an antique plane at the nearby Regina airport practicing for the upcoming air show in Saskatoon. And I mean unceremoniously – imagine singing to the national anthem while hearing the engines of a plane dive-bombing and performing tricks (sounding a lot like indigestion). The RCMP invites guest bands to play during the Sunset Retreat. The band...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

RCMP Sunset Retreat
Dewdney Avenue West
Regina, Saskatchewan

RCMP Centennial Museum

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Attraction | "RCMP Museum and Training Academy"

RCMP Centennial Museum Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Did you ever wonder what it was like to be Mountie in the old West? Here is your chance. The RCMP Museum at the Canadian training academy in Regina is a great museum which gives you all the history behind the RCMP. When you arrive at the academy grounds you will be stopped by an RCMP officer. Just let him know that you are headed to the museum and he'll give you directions to get to the museum. Just follow the yellow lines! As you drive you will see the academy and some of the houses they use for training. There is ample parking as this is a major tourist site. Follow the signs to the museum. You can go directly into the museum from the lobby. The first thing you will see is a mass...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2002

RCMP Centennial Museum
Dewdney Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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Attraction

Royal Saskatchewan Museum Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, nearly devastated by a fire in the mid-1990s, is a natural history museum which will fascinate children and adults alike. This award-winning museum offers information on how Saskatchewan came to be, fossils, recreations of flora and fauna found in the province today, and a section on the human impact on the environment. Start your journey in the bottom half of the museum. You begin your journey with the creation of the solar system and follow the creation of the continents. Next, you move into the era of the dinosaur. At one time, believe it or not, Saskatchewan was a lush tropical land. While Alberta receives more a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2002

Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2445 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 787-2815

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