Fun Things to Do in Regina Area During COVID-19 Saskatchewan Reopening Phase

There are many outdoor activities you can enjoy in Regina. Check out our list of safe outdoor activities that you can do.

Wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. Provincial guidelines for gatherings must be observed.

 

For online & drive-in/in-person events, see things to do this weekend in Regina.

Wascana Centre

Wascana Centre needs no introduction. This is an all-season favourite place for locals. Hike around the lake, take beautiful pictures, snowshoe, ski, and when conditions permits enjoy skating on the frozen lake (Obey the “thin ice” signs. The lake was not safe for skating at the time of publishing).

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Enjoy a Picnic

A picnic in winter may sound unusual, but believe me, this is a really fun way to enjoy winter. So dress warm, pack hot food and drink, and head to your favourite picnic spot.

Try Fat biking

Fat biking is a wonderful way to keep warm in winter. Why not hit the trails? Check out the trails at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. You can also make use of some of the skate ski trails in the city. Try the tails in Les Sherman and A.E. Wilson parks.

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Winter Walking

Dress warm, grab a hot cup of coffee/cocoa, and head out to enjoy a walk. There are many places that can be enjoyed in Regina. It can be your neighbourhood or a nearby park, you will surely enjoy discovering many aspects of this winter wonderland. You can also check out our list of Self-guided tours.

Winter Run

Stay active! Register for Run Regina Winter Warrior Challenge and get going! The challenge aims to motivate you to get outside and stay healthy this new year. Choose the level that best suits you and run!

Explore Downtown Regina

 
Put on a warm coat and head out to explore downtown Regina. The district home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bakeries, entertainment venues, retail stores, and more. Although some venues and attractions may be closed, many shops and establishes are still open.

Hike the Wascana Trails

Wascana trails feature over 15 km of interconnected hiking trails with spectacular views of the winding Wascana Creek and the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley. Located within an easy distance from Regina, the Wascana Valley trails offer opportunities to hike, bike, snowshoe, and cross-country skiing.

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Appreciate Public Art

There are many art installations located throughout the city featuring work by Regina, Saskatchewan, and Canadian artists.

Snowshoe the White Butte Trails

Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the White Butte Trails Recreation Site. Located just 20 minutes east of Regina, the trails have dedicated snowshoe trails and is a great place to enjoy a workout.

If you enjoy snowshoeing, you can also register for the City of Regina’s #YQRWinterFun.

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Echo Valley Skate The Park

Enjoy the fresh air at the Echo Valey Provincial Park. Lace-up your blades for a skate through Aspen campground along a 2 km winding trail then skate over to the fire to warm up. While in the park, visitors can also check out the cross-country ski trails, rent a pair of snowshoes, try winter geo-caching and take part in the fun Photo Hop challenge.

Go Cross-country Skiing

 
Head to Kinsmen Park or AE Wilson Park, Douglas Park, or the Foothills to enjoy skiing. In addition, there are many other ski trails maintained by the Regina Ski Club. Check out the White Butte Trails Recreation Site, located 20 minutes east of Regina featuring over 10 km of groomed skate and classic ski trails.

Experience Save As

Save As is a nighttime art installation by local artist Hilarey Cowan. It showcases light-based works of art created in snow and can be viewed nightly until 11 pm at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.

Visit Victoria Park

On a clear winter day, head out to the beautiful Victoria Park. The park is a great place to spend a few hours at any time of day.

Enjoy Tobogganing

Tobogganing is hands down the favorite winter activity for many, especially the young ones. So why not grab your favourite sled and get ready to slide.

Hunt for Geocaches

Explore the many geocaches located throughout the city. If you though geocaching is challenging, try geocaching in winter! This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device.

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Winter Fun at Buffalo Pound

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park offers many outdoor activities during the season so that everyone can enjoy a safe time outdoors. The mountain biking trails at the park are open year-round. In addition, enjoy ice-fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, visiting the bison herd, disc golf, tobogganing, and more. You can also get a winter Park Activity Kit (PAK) from the Park Office.

Bird Watching

Hike through the city parks looking for winter songbirds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, crossbills, finches, and Bohemian Waxwing. Nesting waterbirds can be seen at the east end of Wascana Lake. Check out this video on Bird Identification for Beginners.

Go Ice Skating

 
Located in neighborhoods throughout Regina are outdoor skating rinks. So get your skates and go skating!

Iceville

Icevillepresented by SaskTel is Saskatchewan’s largest public outdoor skating surface. This free skating are is located at the Mosaic Stadium and will be open until the end of February. Register your spot today!

Enjoy Night Skiing

Head out to Moose Mountain Provincial Park and enjoy an evening ski under the stars. Glide your way through the park while candle lights glimmer atop the freshly fallen snow. Night Skiing is open on January 8, February 12, and March 5 starting at 7:00 pm. The 3.2 km trail begins at Little Kenosee. Bring your own skis or rent from the Kenosee Inn: 306-577-2099. Want to spend the night? The Kenosee Inn & Cabins has overnight stay packages that will allow you to explore the many winter fun activities at the park.

Zoom on a Snowmobile

 
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association maintains various groomed trails. Pick one of these and spend the day riding.

Experience Nature Walks

Experience and get to know nature! Nature Regina has published a series of self-guided, outdoor adventure guides to inspire anyone in Regina to explore the green spaces in the city. New guides are released every Wednesday.

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Fairy Hills

Located 30 minutes north of Regina, Fairy Hills offers a great hike and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Go Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a popular activity in many Saskatchewan Provincial Parks. Why not head to the nearest park?

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Take Winter Pictures

Pack your camera and test out your photography skills.

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