1880 Saskatchewan Dr.
Regina, SK S4P 0B2 CAN
Phone: (306) 565-3000
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-4 a.m.; closed Dec. 24-25
Government House Museum and Heritage Property
4607 Dewdney Ave.
Regina, S4P 3V7 CAN
Government House Museum And Heritage Property is at 4607 Dewdney Ave. This Italianate-style mansion was the home of the lieutenant governors of the Northwest Territories 1891-1905 and the lieutenant governors of Saskatchewan 1905-45. Flanked by 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gardens and orchards, the official residence has been restored to its Victorian elegance. Picnicking is permitted.
Holy Rosary Cathedral
3125 13th Ave.
Regina, S4T 6Y5 CAN
Thurs.-Fri. 9-noon and 1-4, Wed. 1-5, July-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-noon and 1-4:30, rest of year. The cathedral is kept locked for security purposes; phone ahead
Holy Rosary Cathedral is at 3125 13th Ave., just w. of jct. with Albert St. This Cruciform/Romanesque structure, built in 1912, features 43 stained-glass windows installed in 1951 by French artisan Andre Rault, who designed windows for more than 50 other Canadian churches. Their artistry is best appreciated on a sunny day. A Casavant pipe organ, known for its exceptional sound quality, plays during Sunday services. Guided tours are available.
2405 Legislative Dr.
Regina, S4S 0B3 CAN
Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Victoria Day-Labour Day; Mon.-Fri. 8-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday and Dec. 25. Guided tours of the building are offered. Tours depart every 30 minutes
Legislative Building (Capitol) is off Albert St. in Wascana Centre. Surrounded by 67 hectares (165 acres) of landscaped grounds, the imposing landmark is the seat of provincial government. Completed in 1912, the building reflects the architecture of the English Renaissance and Louis XIV of France. The building houses several art galleries, including the Cumberland Gallery, a showcase for works of the Native Heritage Foundation of Canada.More than 34 different types of marble adorn the interior. On the east side of the building is Trafalgar Fountain, which was in London's Trafalgar Square 1845-1939. Tours in French are available.
MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert St.
Regina, S4S 6X6 CAN
Daily 10-5:30 (also Thurs.-Fri. 5:30-10). Guided tours are available Sat.-Sun. 2-4
Mackenzie Art Gallery is in the T.C. Douglas Building at the s.w. corner of Wascana Centre at Albert St. and 23rd Ave. A major exhibition center for Saskatchewan, it contains permanent and changing exhibits of Canadian and international art.
Regina Plains Museum
1835 Scarth St.
Regina, S4P 2G9 CAN
Mon.-Fri. 10-4 (also Sat. 10-4, June-Aug.)
Regina Plains Museum is on the second floor at 1835 Scarth St. It features Saskatchewan artist Jacqueline Berting's sculpture “The Glass Wheatfield,” consisting of 14,000 waist-high stalks of hand-crafted glass. Also on display is a mural by aboriginal artist Sherry Farrell Racette.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot and Centennial Museum
6101 Dewdney Ave.
Regina, S4P 3J7 CAN
Daily 8-6:45, Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day (also Tues. 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 1 to first week in Aug.); 10-4:45, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1 and Dec. 25. Depot and chapel tours depart Mon.-Fri. at 9, 10, 11, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day; at 1:30, rest of year
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot And Centennial Museum is on Dewdney Ave. W. The regimental museum of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties) recounts the history of more than a century of service. Photographs, weapons, personal items, uniforms and related artifacts on display reflect the tragedies, successes, history and human side of this well-known Canadian institution.At the training academy for cadets, a colorful Sergeant Major's parade is usually held Monday through Friday at 12:45 p.m., except for Fridays that precede a holiday weekend. Sunset ceremonies are held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., July 1 to the first week in August. Depot and chapel tours are available and begin at the museum. Guided tours are available.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2445 Albert St.
Regina, S4P 3V7 CAN
Daily 9-5, May 1-Labour Day; 9-4:30, rest of year. Closed Dec. 25
Royal Saskatchewan Museum is at College Ave. and Albert St. in Wascana Centre. The Earth Sciences Gallery focuses on the geological and paleontological evolution of Saskatchewan and includes Canada's only resident robotic dinosaur. The Paleo Pit features hands-on exhibits. The First Nations Gallery portrays the culture and heritage of the province's aboriginal population through artwork and artifacts. The Life Sciences Gallery explores Saskatchewan's natural history and current environmental issues. Exhibits depict life in a beaver pond, a Costa Rican rain forest and hurricane actions that are disturbing the global ecosystem.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Winnipeg St. & Wascana Dr.
Regina, S4P 3M3 CAN
Mon.-Fri. 9-6 (also Fri. 6-8:30 p.m.), Sat.-Sun. 11-6, Victoria Day-Labour Day; Tues.-Fri. and Monday holidays 9-5, Sat.-Sun. noon-6, rest of year
Saskatchewan Science Centre is on Winnipeg St. at Wascana Dr. in Wascana Centre. The Powerhouse of Discovery houses more than 100 permanent hands-on science exhibits and features live stage shows and demonstrations. Visitors who want to test their physical skills can tackle one of the tallest climbing walls in Canada. The 165-seat Kramer IMAX Theatre uses a five-story screen and four-way sound system to present science and nature films in a giant format.
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
2205 Victoria Ave.
Regina, S4P 0S4 CAN
Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 1-5, Victoria Day-Labour Day; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year
Photographs, trophies, records and other memorabilia represent noted athletes and teams from Saskatchewan.
St. Paul's Cathedral
1861 McIntyre St.
Regina, S4P 2R2 CAN
Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sun. 9-noon
This Gothic Revival-style church is said to be the oldest in Regina; its cornerstone was laid in 1894. A museum, which is located under the church and is open by appointment, houses books and artifacts dating to the 1600s. Guided tours are available.
2900 Wascana Dr.
Regina, S4P 3S7 CAN
Advance reservations are required
Ferry boat rides Mon.-Fri. noon-4, Sat.-Sun. noon-9. Ferry tours of Wascana Lake also are available by appointment; phone for more information
Wascana Centre surrounds Wascana Lake. The 2,300-acre park is the center of recreational and cultural activity in Regina and includes the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. Wascana Place is both a departure point for sightseeing tours and a reservation office for special events. Ferry boat rides to the Willow Island picnic area are available. Wascana Waterfowl Park and Speakers' Corner also are in the area.