Venue Overview – Wascana Lake
The venue for the 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships is Wascana Lake, in Wascana Centre.
Wascana Centre is situated on Treaty 4 Territory, the traditional lands of the Nêhiyawak (Plains Cree), Nahkawé (Saulteaux), Anihšināpēk, and Nakota, and later the homeland of the Dakota, Lakota, and Métis people who came to this land after the signing of Treaty 4 in 1974.
Today, these lands continue to be the shared territory of many diverse peoples from near and far. The Nêhiyawak originally referred to Regina as oskana kā-asastēki which literally means “the place where bones are piled up.” This is why Regina’s nickname is “Pile O’Bones” and this is the origin of the name of our current location in Wascana Park.
Wascana Centre is a 2300 acre park located in the centre of Regina. It is bigger than Central Park in New York City and Vancouver’s Stanley Park.
The race course runs from north to south on Wascana Lake, with the finish line located at Pine Island. Because of the man-made lake bed, the race course has an even depth. Wascana Lake is known for its fast water and many records have been set at previous nationals hosted in Regina.
There is spectator viewing on the island and at the south shore of the lake in front of the finish line.
This site map provides an overview of the venue. Click here to download a PDF version.