There is so much to see without even leaving Wascana Park! Wascana stretches almost all the way across Regina, with most of the major attractions hosted within walking distance of the main venue site for the 2019 Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships.
If you’re coming a few days early, or want to sneak away for a short break during the competition, check out this list of what Wascana Park has to offer.
Check out the Visitor Centre in the Provincial Capital Commission building just northeast of the Wascana Racing Canoe Boat House.
Saskatchewan Legislative Building & Queen Elizabeth II Gardens
Known as the marble palace, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is the largest legislative building in Canada and features 34 different types of marble from around the world. The exterior is elaborately decorated with intricate carvings of lions, gargoyles and chains of grain and fruit. The Legislative Building overlooks beautiful Wascana Lake in Wascana Centre. Tours of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building are available seven days a week.
The Queen Elizabeth II Gardens include pathways, gardens, recreation spaces and walkways. The gardens highlight an impressive view of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is currently hosting an exhibit called Joylab! It’s worth the price of admission. And there’s a ton of things to see and interactive things to do.
Housed in the historic 1914 power building, the Saskatchewan Science Centre features both permanent and temporary exhibits that will delight curious minds of all ages. Providing opportunities for families to play and learn together, the Saskatchewan Science Centre encourages experiments, surprises you with stage shows and wows you with workshops.
Kramer IMAX Theatre
The Kramer IMAX Theatre features an eye-popping five-storey high IMAX screen and over 10,000 watts of six channel four way stereo surround sound. Showing now at the Kramer IMAX: Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk, Journey to the South Pacific 3D, Robots 3D, Superpower Dogs.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Journey through millions of years of Saskatchewan’s geological and natural history. Engage with the province’s First Nations cultures and test your understanding of sustainability and our ecological footprint. All at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
Mackenzie Art Gallery
The Mackenzie Art Gallery is currently hosting several great exhibits. The gallery iknown for amazing, wonderful, exciting, thought provoking art by some of the best artists in the world! With over 24,000 square feet of first-class space, visitors to the gallery often remark that the exhibitions are on par with the best galleries in North America. Free public tours are offered. The gift shop features artists from all over Saskatchewan and Canada and is a great place to shop for unique, handmade and high-quality Saskatchewan gifts.
Rolling Robot Tours
Book a tour of Wascana Park on a Segway or electric scooter – right from the Wascana Marina (north shore).
20% off during for those attending the 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships! Use coupon code “wascana2019” when booking.
Rolling Robot Tours offer two 90 minute tours.
The Nature Conservation Tour (covers 6.6km). This tour takes you through a federally protected bird sanctuary found within Regina’s city limits. Glide through a peaceful tour away from the hustle of Wascana Park and enjoy wildlife and First Nations monuments in natural surroundings.
The Historic Sites of Wascana Tour (covers 4.0km). This tour highlights the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, Albert Street Memorial Bridge, Pine Island. This a more leisurely tour due to high traffic and sloped terrain. Children can also join this tour on electric scooters.
First Nations University of Canada
The First Nations University of Canada‘s (FNUniv) building was designed by famous architect Douglas Cardinal, who also designed the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau. FNUniv recently received status as an urban reserve, the first urban reserve in Canada with serve an educational purpose. Click here for information about a self-guided tour.
Government House(not within walking distance)
Discover Government House, a true Canadian treasure! Built in 1891, this grand building first served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories. Come and experience this national historic site and provincial heritage property. Set your own pace with one of our new self-guided tours or explore the new Edwardian Gardens to further enjoy the richness and beauty of this heritage landmark.
RCMP Heritage Centre (not within walking distance)
For the past 135 years, the RCMP has been an integral part of Canada’s historical and cultural landscape, helping to form and protect our great nation and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the RCMP Heritage Centre tells the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming and tours. It’s a great Canadian story.