About RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Heritage Centre, opened in 2007, tells the story of Canada’s mounted police service from its conception in the early 1870s.
Designed by world-famous architect, Arthur Erickson, the statuesque building in glass, stone and concrete, is home to various state of the art exhibits and displays illuminating the mounted troop’s history.
What to do at RCMP Heritage Centre?
Attractions & Things to do
Starting with the history of the creation of the mounted police force, the main Exhibit Gallery showcases six exhibits on the maintenance of law and order from early days to present. Here you can also learn about the famous Northwest campaign presented from different points of view.
Who has forgotten the role of the police during the Klondike Gold Rush? The advancement of RCMP’s role from a frontier force to a national force serving whole of Canada, are all presented at the main gallery.
See the famous Louis Riel’s handcuffs and learn about famous law enforcement officers and what it takes to be a Mountie on patrol. Be it the ‘March of the Mounties’ or the role of horses in Mounted Police, or the famous musical ride, visitors will take home a sense of what the Mounties has offered and continues to offer the Canadians.
Watch the Sergeant Major’s Parade on Monday to Friday during the summer, and from Tuesday to Friday from September until the end of April. at 12:45 pm. You must pre-register by 12:00 pm.
In summer, see the Sunset-Retreat Ceremony! This colourful event lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes military music, the lowering of the Canadian flag, the March Past, and a troop drill display performed by cadets dressed in the famous scarlet tunic. – Canada Day (July 1) and subsequent Tuesdays until mid-August @ 6:45–7:30 p.m.
The centre offers age appropriate activities for school kids including Mini marching mounties, Mini musical ride (Appropriate for K-2). ‘Our treaties’ program (grades 3-12) teaches about numbered treaties, while the Northwest campaign: Three sides of history’ (grades 4-12) is designed to make the students understand the complexities of societal relationships. The ‘whodunit’ (grades 4-12) program with student examining a mock crime scene will give an insight to scientific thinking and analysis. Learn about the concept of peace and peacekeeping efforts in the ‘Pledge for Peace’ program (K-12) through discussions and presentations.
The centres also offer outreach program (for K-12) for schools within a 45 km radius of Regina.
The gift shop at the centre named ‘The Central Trading Post’ offers RCMP licensed clothing, souvenirs, and books for sale.
The heritage centres offer various venues to host private events.
When to visit RCMP Heritage Centre?
RCMP Heritage Centre Hours
September – June | Sunday through Saturday | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
July – September | Sunday through Saturday | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday | 09 AM to 09:00 PM ( July- mid-Aug)
Closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, Remembrance Day: November 11, December 25 & 26
You might want to visit during summer and see the weekly Sunset Retreat Ceremony (Tuesdays 6:45–7:30 p.m) and witness the RCMP cadets in their scarlet tunics, black boots and signature hats. Be taken on driving tours and to live events at Depot on select days during this time.
Time required to visit:
How much to visit RCMP Heritage Centre?
RCMP Heritage Centre Admission:
Adult (18+) : $10.00
Senior (60+)/Students (18+) : $8.00
Child/Youth (6 to 17 ) : $6.00
Family (2 adults and up to 5 children/youths): $30.00; Kids (5-): Free
Employees & other Military Personnel: $5.00
RCMP Members Free
Veterans of any police or military force receive FREE admission
Self Guided tour included in the admission.
Special group rates available.
How to get to RCMP Heritage Centre?
RCMP Heritage Centre location & directions:
It is located at the entrance of RCMP Depot Division in Regina at 5907 Dewdney Avenue. For detailed directions, see the map tab.
Those who enjoy bike riding can rent a bike for a 30-minute ride from Wascana lake on trails following the river.
Free parking available on site. Special stalls for motor coaches, school buses and recreational vehicles.
Accessible by public transport
What about Amenities & Accessibility at RCMP Heritage Centre?
The Stand Easy Cafe provides light refreshment.
The centre is wheelchair accessible.
Bilingual services are available upon request.