You can have a true prairie experience by visiting Regina in the winter. As the capital city of Saskatchewan, Regina is full of fun things to do—yes, even in the winter! Here are 25 fun things you can do outside in Regina this winter.
Visit the Wascana Centre
There are so many things to do in this park. Open year-round, in the winter you can spend some time skating, walking, or even fat biking around the centre. There are also lots of opportunities to spot local wildlife, so keep your eyes open!
Check out the Christmas Lights
Get into the holiday spirit by exploring Regina’s Christmas lights. SparkleTour is a crowdsourced map for lights and a great way to explore the city. Use it to find some of the best Christmas lights near you!
Even in the winter, there’s still plenty of opportunities to check out Saskatchewan’s wildlife! Nature Saskatchewan is a great place to find all the best bird-watching areas. Pack your binoculars and look for the best bird watching places in and around Regina!
CNIB’s Burst Into 2021
2020 has been a rough year for everyone. Say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new by taking part in CNIB’s Burst Into 2021 New Years’ celebration! Complete with a fireworks show, this event is the perfect way to ring in the New Year.
Catch a Movie at Moonlight Movies Drive-In
Load up your car and head to the Moonlight Movies Drive-In for an evening watching a great film from the comfort of your car. You’ll find the drive-in just 10 minutes outside of Regina. Check out when the soonest show is, and don’t forget to pack your snacks!
Go Tobogganing at French Park Hill
Pack your toboggan and head to the tobogganing hill at French Park! This hill is great for tobogganers of all levels, especially for beginners. You’ll be able to enjoy hours of sledding fun at this small hill.
Visit White Butte Trails Recreation Site
Whether you’re in the mood for skiing, snowshoeing, or just for a nice walk, White Butte Trails Recreation Site is the perfect place to go. You’ll find this beautifully maintained park just outside of Regina. It’s a great place to get some fresh air and explore the prairies!
Explore A.E. Wilson Park
This park is a great place to spend a few hours of your day. Complete with an outdoor skating rink, you’ll want to make sure your skates are sharp when you visit this park! It’s a beautifully maintained park and a fantastic place to stretch your legs.
Mount Pleasant Sports Park
Try your hand at speed skating when you visit Mount Pleasant Sports Park. Or toboggan down the hill in the park. You can also wax and pack up your skis for a little cross-country skiing. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Mount Pleasant Sports Park will make sure you have a great time!
Saskatchewan’s largest public outdoor skating surface, the Iceville presented by SaskTel will be up and running by New Year’s Eve. Iceville will be open till the end of February and will be free to the public. Book your skating time and head over to Mosaic Stadium to have fun on the ice!
Join the Regina Multisports Club
If you’re the type of person who likes to stay active but prefers to do it in a group, the Regina Multisports Club is perfect for you. In the winter, you can join them for fat biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing across the city. And don’t worry, once summer rolls around you’ll be able to participate in the summer sport s too!
Ski with the Regina Ski Club
Regina is full of awesome trails. One of the best ways to explore all the ski trails is by joining the experts! Wax your skis and head out with the Regina Ski Club and get ready to explore the best trails in the city.
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Explore Victoria Park
You’ll find this beautiful park in Regina’s downtown. Pack your skates and spend some time on the outdoor rink. Or you can grab your winter boots for a nice walk through this love park!
Go On a Scavenger Hunt
Let’s Roam is an app that puts together scavenger hunts for its users. Scavenger hunts are great ways to explore the city you’re in, and learn new things! Take a look at the hunts Let’s Roam has for Regina, and give them a shot!
Visit the Saskatchewan Legislative Building
Located in the Queen’s City itself, you don’t have to go inside the Saskatchewan Legislative Building to appreciate it. It’s just as beautiful on the outside! Grab your camera and take some pictures of the beautiful architecture which is just as stunning in the winter.
Visit Kiwanis Waterfall Park
Kiwanis Waterfall Park was planned in 1954. Since then, it has become a major part of the Regina community. This park is the perfect place to spend the day, even during the cold winter months!
Spend the Day at Fenek Farms
Fenek Farms is a great place to buy fresh produce. It also provides plenty of opportunities to have a fun day! With a petting zoo, haw rides, and events that take place year-round, whether it’s hot or cold there’s always something to do. You can even book them for private events!
Explore Downtown Regina
Full of shops, restaurants, and entertainment, downtown Regina is full of activities to keep you busy. If you’re a fan of busy, urban areas, it’s also a great place to go for a walk! You’ll never be bored exploring this part of the city.
Visit Regina’s Warehouse District
Regina is full of historical areas, at the Warehouse District is one of them. Explore the city’s history, try some local food and drink, and do a little shopping in this part of the city. If you’re interested in architecture, you’ll want to grab your camera to photograph the beautiful brick buildings.
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Check Out the Outdoor Art
Regina is full of art, many of which is outside! Tour the city by exploring all the outdoor art installations. Pack your camera and see how many you can find!
Visit the Albert Street Promenade
Located in Wascana Centre, the Albert Street Promenade was built to help re-direct pedestrians and foot traffic off the busy nearby streets. Today, the Promenade makes for a lovely walk whether it’s summer or winter. Take a look at the monuments that line the walkway, and enjoy the shoreline scenery!
Visit the University of Regina Campus
University campuses are delightful places to go for a stroll, and the University of Regina is no exception. Take a stroll amongst the buildings and explore the grounds that make up this school. If you get cold, you can always duck into one of the buildings to warm up!
Ride a Fat Bike
Visit a Portion of the Trans Canada Trail
Grab your fat bike or your skis and trek along the section of the Trans Canada Trail connecting Regina to Lumsden. It’s a 29km trail, so not for the faint of heart. But the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get once you finish is like nothing else!
Walk Along the Blue Trail
This trail, located along West Wascana Lake, is a great walking opportunity. This 4k walk will provide you with plenty of beautiful sights, plus you’ll get in some exercise. Just remember to dress warm!
Visit the Holy Rosary Cathedral
This is a great place to visit if you’re interested in architecture. Built in 1912, even just standing outside you can appreciate the beauty of this cathedral. Pack your camera and photograph the way the stone exterior contrasts against the white, snowy background.