Jul 19, 2018

Live Like a Local: 4 Fun Things to Do From One of The Best Hotels in Regina

Locals, as well as visitors staying at pet friendly hotels in Regina enjoy walking their dogs at Wascana Lake Park.

Locals, as well as visitors staying at pet friendly hotels in Regina enjoy walking their dogs at Wascana Lake Park.

The capital of Saskatchewan is a popular destination for travellers stopping at hotels in Regina such as the Comfort Suites near the Trans Canada Highway and Regina International Airport.

While you and your family will enjoy one of the best hotels in Regina, with its indoor waterpark and waterslide, you’ll also want to get out and explore the city.

Regina residents enjoy a thriving art and cultural scene, great restaurants and shops, and many fun attractions. So why not live like a local and see all that this beautiful and friendly Saskatchewan city has to offer by visiting these 4 destinations:

1. Enjoy the Real MacKenzie

Regina is a great place to be a culture vulture. Amongst its many small and large independent and public galleries, museums and theatres are the granddaddy of them all. The MacKenzie Art Gallery, a popular spot for locals and Regina tourism, encompasses 100,000 square feet of space. It features eight different galleries, a 185-seat theatre, a public resource centre, gift shop, and conference rooms.

It is also the site of the Bazart, Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft sale that takes place annually in June.

2. See the Great Indoors

Regina is known for its long winters and hot summers, but there are numerous ways that locals escape harsh weather conditions. One of them is to visit the Regina Floral Conservatory. Located next door to the City of Regina Greenhouse and a short nine-minute drive from Regina accommodations such as the Comfort Suites, this indoor green space offers changing displays of seasonal and tropical plants and flowers. The conservatory also has a number of events throughout the year, including teas, family days, and more.

3. Where Regina Locals Go Walk Their Dogs

Many Regina residents own dogs and a number of dog parks and dog-friendly trails can be found in the city. For those staying at our pet friendly hotel in Regina, a visit to Wascana Centre Park is a must. Located in Regina’s city centre near the legislative buildings, it is where locals go biking, inline skate, run, and walk or throw a ball and relax in its green space. It has a number of walking trails for dogs on a leash around its manmade lake. The park hosts many events every year, including charity runs and walks and cultural celebrations.

4. Visit One of Regina’s Local Haunts

After all the sightseeing, why not enjoy a meal washed down with a home brew at Regina’s fiercely independent brewpub, the Bushwakker, where you may even spot the pub’s resident ghost, lovingly referred to as “Jim” after James Strathdee.

Located in Regina’s Old Warehouse District, the building has a storied history. It occupies a space that once housed a Chinese laundry, which was destroyed in the Regina cyclone in 1913. Scottish immigrant Strathdee came to Regina soon after to oversee the construction of the new building. He later died by his own hand and is said to have been seen wandering the building wearing a brown plaid shirt ever since.

Looking for more fun things to do in Regina? Read our blog, Vacation Time: 5 Family Fun Events from Your Hotel in Regina.

Rated by TripAdvisor, Regina’s Comfort Suites is one of the best places of where to stay in Regina. The Comfort Suites’ Regina reviews recommend the hotel for its pet-friendly suites, accommodating service, great location, and family friendly amenities, including our indoor waterpark, waterslide and lap pool.