All About Regina
Regina Hotels include many national brands and others are known only locally. We have selected a sampler of hotels found in Regina. There is a variety of accommodations at differing price levels and offering a choice of the amenities you are looking for at competitive prices.
Regina is nestled at the middle of the flat Prairie in the Province of Saskatchewan. The city is 577 metres (1875 feet) above sea level. The city uses Central Standard Time in Winter, the same time zone as Chicago and Houston (but does not move the Daylight Savings Time in the summer). While the area was once pretty featureless, the city has a man made lake and has hand-planted over 350,000 trees, making the city the greenest on the prairies.
Regina is the capital of the province of Saskatchewan, and is home to many Crown corporations, so locals take a strong and active role in all levels of government. Wascana Centre covers an area of 2,300 acres in the center of the city, which makes it one of the biggest urban parks in all of North America. Compare this New York Cities well-known Central Park that covers only 843 acres.
Canadas only training centre for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is located in Regina. The R.C.M.P. chose Regina as a temporary site for its headquarters while Regina was the capital of the North West Territories and chose to stay. The academy will train approximately 1000 cadets during the 2004 calendar year. World-renowned architect Arthur Erikson has recently been chosen to design a $30 million RCMP Heritage Centre on a 14 acre site at the 120 year-old academy. This will be the only national museum east of Ottawa.
Casino Regina, located in the historic CPR Station is the provinces number one tourist attraction. The Saskatchewan Science Centre and Imax Theatre is recogized as the number one family attraction in Saskatchewan, and the RCMP Centennial Museum is one of the top international tourist attractions. The RCMP Sunset Ceremony has been named one of Canada's Top 20 Events and one of the Top 100 of North America by the American Bus Association
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are one of the most popular professional sports teams in North America and their football fans are widely recognized as the greatest football fans on earth. In 2003 Regina played host to the most successful Grey Cup in CFL history. Fans can now also own a piece of the pride by purchasing shares in the Riders, the only CFL team to offer this to their followers.
Regina Home of the Mounties, the Queen City, Fun, Festive, Friendly. All of these taglines are great descriptions of the city, but why not come see for yourself. From the time you arrive at our Oasis on the Prairies until the time that you leave, exciting entertainment options will surround you.
Live entertainment at the Casino Regina Vegas style Show Lounge and The Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, or live drama at The Globe Theatre are just a few possibilities. If it is sports your interested in, depending on the season you may want to catch a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game, golf at one of the many fascinating courses, watch a Regina Pats hockey game, or take in a University of Regina sporting event.
Not to be outdone by any other Canadian city, Regina also boasts fantastic attractions including: the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Saskatchewan Science Centre and Imax Theatre, Government House, MacKenzie Art Gallery, RCMP Centennial Museum, and Casino Regina.
From history and culture to sporting events and live entertainment, the City of Regina is sure to satisfy your taste for action. Come see for yourself and be immersed in entertainment and excitement.