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Queen City Eats and Shopping Treats

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A travel journal to Regina by girlfromals

Goose Sculpture Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan More Photos
Quote: Being a small city situated in the heart of Canada's breadbasket, many from outside the province of Saskatchewan assume there are no great dining or shopping opportunities in Regina, the Queen City. How wrong they are!

Queen City Eats and Shopping Treats

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Goose Sculpture Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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If one were to stick to the shopping malls and the main streets in Regina, you would see the same stores and restaurants which you can find in any city across North America. This is great if you happen to be running low on your favourite supplies, but if you are looking for the real deal and local culture, these chain stores and restaurants don't serve the purpose. By venturing off the beaten path you can find a number of great restaurants and shops which will delight the senses. If you head to the Cathedral Village area along 13th Avenue just off Albert Street, you will find a number of independently owned and unique stores offering any number of things. Great restaurants are a little...Read More

Pasta Prima

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Restaurant

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Pasta Prima, as its name implies, serves fantastic pasta. It offers, however, a whole lot more and will not break the bank. Pasta Prima was a fresh addition to the Regina dining scene, something appreciated by Regina diners as the restaurant is always busy. The interior seems a little strange, as it is decorated in 1950’s diner style with black and white floor tile, red booths and chairs, and lots of chrome. But the food is completely modern, or maybe I should say old world as everything is home made. It is a rarity to find a pasta place outside of the large cities that makes its own pasta and fresh sauces on site; Pasta Prima fits the bill. All pasta and sauces are made from ‘scratc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

Pasta Prima
4440 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 347-2782

Roca Jack's Coffee House

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Restaurant | "Roca Jack's"

Roca Jack's Coffee House Photo, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Roca Jack’s is a great place to grab a quick bite or relax with a great cup of coffee. Located across the street from Victoria Park in the heart of Regina’s downtown, you can grab a cup of coffee made from beans roasted on site, delicious desserts, and light lunches. From time to time, live entertainment can be found here as well. You will find a variety of people in this establishment: business people in for a quick lunch, students, those who are dressed in the latest styles, and those just looking for a good cup of coffee. All are attracted by the friendly staff, comfortable décor, and great coffee. I do not enjoy regular coffee – I find it way too bitter. So, I resort to a specia...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

Roca Jack's Coffee House
1939 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 347-2550

Indigo Personal and Home Accessories Store

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Attraction

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I discovered this shop while trying to find a thank you gift for a friend who had been watching my apartment over the summer. Indigo is located in the Cathedral Village area of Regina, so called because of the large Catholic cathedral down the street. This area is home to old houses, unique shops, and a number of festivals in summer, making this region of the city the artsy neighbourhood. Indigo is located in a building which looks like it was a business-turned apartment-turned business. The exterior is deceptive. It looks a bit run down but with fresh white and blue paint. The interior is however a pleasant surprise. Old wood floors, heating grates, and wallpaper create an eclectic atmosp...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

Indigo Personal and Home Accessories Store
2824 13th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 565-2670

Photofinishing Deals in Regina

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Attraction

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For those of you looking for a good deal on photofinishing here are a couple of tips. The top two places for photo developing which I recommend are Superstore, and its smaller counterpart Extra Foods, and Walmart. Both of these are chain retailers but they offer good one-hour service at a reasonable price. For American and some European visitors the cost of developing is an even better deal. Superstore and Walmart offer comparable one-hour service: $4.99 Cdn for a 24-exposure roll of 35mm film. For about $2 you can add a second set of photos. You can order either matte or glossy prints. Both stores offer one-hour APS processing as well, but it is more expensive. I have had photos develop...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2002

Photofinishing Deals in Regina
Throughout Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan

Chapters

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Attraction | "Chapters Bookstore"

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Okay, I lied. This is a chain store. But I've included it here for a very good reason: a large selection of books about Saskatchewan and by Saskatchewan authors, impossible to find anywhere outside this province. Here are a few suggestions: Saskatchewan has fantastic nature and scenery. It makes for great pictures if you know what you are doing. If not, pros come to the rescue. Photographers like Courtney Milne, who have "the gift" know exactly how to capture our breathtaking sunsets, intense lightning, birds and animals, and all the scenery which doesn't immediately jump out at you but when they catch it, it is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. Milne is from Saskatoon an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

Chapters
2625 Gordon Road
Regina, Saskatchewan
(306) 569-6060

Mysteria - Fresh & Earthy, Gift & Design

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Attraction | "Mysteria - Fresh & Earthy, Gift & Design"

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Still on the hunt for the perfect housewarming gift for my friends back in Ottawa, I stopped in at Mysteria. As the name implies, there is something different about this gift store. Located in an old house on 13th Avenue in the Cathedral Village area, the atmosphere of this store is highly relaxing and earthy. Mysteria features natural products made by local artisans. There is a wide variety of homemade soap, candles, and other such luxurious personal treats. Pick up a set of handmade beeswax tapers from their display – a large tree branch! The store also carries home items like candleholders, glassware, pottery, and original artwork. Mysteria carries...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 27, 2002

Mysteria - Fresh & Earthy, Gift & Design
2706 13th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan

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