This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Regina. To help you make friends with Regina before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Regina, the capital and largest city in Saskatchewan, is located centrally within the province and one of the few cities in the region with a hostel. It offers many big-city attractions while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Regina is a friendly city with award-winning restaurants, a happening nightlife, and captivating museums.
Visitors will be impressed by the number of attractions in such a condensed area. Tours of the governmental buildings such as The Saskatchewan Legislative Building, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage House, and Government House offer a unique perspective into local, provincial, and federal history and politics.
Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Mackenzie Art Gallery, The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Conexus Art Center, or a performance by the Regina Symphony Orchestra or Globe Theater. If art is not your scene, a visit to the Saskatchewan Science Center and IMAX Theater, Regina Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, or Casino Regina will be sure to excite. The botanical gardens or Regina Floral Conservatory will captivate flower and plant lovers as they see and smell many of the worlds flowers, plants, and trees.
Regina's hostels are downtown and within walking distance to amenities, nightlife, restaurants, and most of the town's attractions. The bus and train stations and airport negate the need for a car to get to and from the city. Having a car however is always the most convenient way to explore the city. Make sure to check on the city's tourism website for up-to-date festivals, events, and sample itineraries to make the most of your visit to Regina.
Written by local enthusiast for Regina hostelsGlobetrotter