Fly To Regina, Canada
Once a hunting ground, Regina is Saskatchewan Province’s capital city and is known for its innovative urban landscaping. The Regina of today boasts lush parks, loads of space to walk and Albert St – the buzzing heart of downtown.
Visit Regina in winter and you’ll be greeted by a snow-blanketed winter wonderland with ice-skating on Wascana Lake. During summer the lake is transformed into a boater’s playground, as is the rest of the city and its surrounds where hiking, biking and the great outdoors are the order of the day.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Regina do need a Visa to enter Canada. Be sure to leave ample time for Visa applications and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Canada is located in Ontario at 15 Sussex Drive, K1M 1M8, Ottawa, Ontario. Phone: +1-613-744-0330.
See and do
The Kramer IMAX Theatre is a popular Regina attraction. It’s a truly dynamic form of entertainment and is located next to the Saskatchewan Science Centre where there are more than a hundred exhibits as well as live shows and one of the tallest climbing walls in Canada. Other downtown places of interest include the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the RCMP Heritage Centre.
As for parks, there are more parks in Regina per capita than any other major city in Canada. Wascana Centre stretches for 2300 acres and is built around the manmade Wascana Lake. Besides being one of the largest urban parks in North America, there are a number of attractions including walking and bicycle paths, an outdoor pool and boat rentals. Victoria Park can be found in Market Square and there are many concerts and events taking place here throughout the year. There is a war memorial in the centre of the park as well as a few interesting statues.
Annual attractions in Regina include the Downtown Ice & Fire Winter Carnival, RCMP Sergeant Major’s Parade, RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies, Regina Folk Festival, Regina Farmers Market and Canadian Western Agribition – an agricultural exhibition and trade show which includes livestock sales, educational exhibits, agricultural technology and services.
The pedestrian-friendly Cathedral Village or Old Warehouse District is ideal for browsing locally owned boutiques and shops. The Southland Mall lies to the south of the city and has a movie theatre, while Cornwall Center offers upscale department stores as well as a Sears.
It’s pretty easy to get around Regina, particularly in the inner city area. There is a Ring Road which takes you through most the city. There is also a transit system.
Regina International Airport – YQR
Food and beverage: Aviator Grill, Streetside Café, Tim Hortons On-the-Go, GateWay Lounge.
Currency Exchange: There is an ATM on the second floor which dispenses a variety of currencies including Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pounds and American Dollars. There is also an ATM in the arrivals hall.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. The airport lost & found is contactable via phone/email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Enterprise.
Airport Hub: Regina Airport (code YQR) is a hub for Air Canada.