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3 ways to fill up on fun this winter in Regina

Things really heat up during the winter months in Regina. Fun can be had citywide with a variety of new restaurants and pubs, family-friendly stops, boutique shopping downtown and in the Cathedral area, festivals and more. With beautiful Wascana Park in the heart of the city and a thriving strong arts and cultural scene, Regina’s vibrancy shines in the snowy season. Here are a few ways you can fill up on fun this winter season:

1. Fill up on culture

RCMP goes virtual  
How does becoming a virtual member of the RCMP sound? With the new high tech, Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, head into a barnyard setting, and hop up on your virtual horse. Then get ready to experience what it feels like to be part of the famed musical ride! Cost is included with regular admission.

Add to the top of your ‘must do’ list 
With 100,000 square feet of space, you’ll find top notch exhibits at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Take in the current exhibition, Expanding Horizons: Collecting the Group of Seven, on display from December 2015 – April 10, 2016.

Image courtesy of Tourism Regina

Image courtesy of Tourism Regina

It’s show time at the Globe 
Now entering their 50th season, theatre in the round comes alive in downtown Regina’s Globe Theatre. Take in the year’s most anticipated production, The Snow Queen – a reimagined look at the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, on until December 27.

Globe Theatre shows in the round are an experience not to be missed. Image credit Daryl Hofmeister

Globe Theatre shows in the round are an experience not to be missed. Image credit Daryl Hofmeister

Heat up with the blues 
Escape the chill and let the blues warm your soul during the 22nd year of the Mid-Winter Blues Festival. Three venues in three days, from Feb 25-27, will play host to some of Canada’s biggest blues talent including acclaimed singer, songwriter and one of the hottest guitar players in the world, David Wilcox.

2. Fill up on food

Delectable and different
A commitment to fresh ingredients and doing things a little differently, the Caraway Grill stands out in the city in more ways than one. Find all your favourite dishes here from Aloo Tikki to Butter Chicken, but be sure to arrive early as this compact hotspot in downtown Regina fills up quickly.

Old is new again 
Regina history lives on through the Capitol, a 1920s style cocktail and tapas lounge. Featuring live jazz music on Tuesday and Saturday nights, it’s the perfect spot for an outing with a group of friends – here food is meant for sharing! Try a handcrafted cocktail, such as popular menu choice, the Brambleberry Gin Fizz.

Image courtesy of Tourism Regina

Image courtesy of Tourism Regina

Hype and history 
Executive Chef Dave Straub of Flip Eatery, has another winner on his hands with the recent opening of Malt City Whiskey & Beer. This hip, upscale pub in a beautiful heritage space provides folks dining downtown with delicious menu offerings paired with craft cocktails, local brews and more.

3. Fill up on family time

New exhibit and holiday celebrations 
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is a must visit attraction for families. Check out the new exhibit Building Connections, and plan to celebrate the year’s biggest event on December 31. Noon Year’s Eve features stage shows, make and take activities and workshops. Also, pop into the Kramer IMAX Theatre and see what’s playing on the five-storey big screen.

Free family fun 
Journey through the province’s natural history and geology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Always a hit with families, (and its free!) stroll through the galleries and discover something new each time. The kids will love saying hello to Megamunch, the robotic T. Rex.

It’s not winter until you’ve …  
Lace up your skates and pack up some cocoa for a day of free skating in the heart of downtown, Victoria Park. Don’t fret if you don’t own skates as a wide variety of skates are available to borrow.

Image credit Credit GJ Photo Look Matters

What are your favourite ways to keep warm in the city over the winter months?

 *Portions of this article were originally published in Destination Saskatchewan’s winter edition. Read the full article here.


2 thoughts on “3 ways to fill up on fun this winter in Regina
  1. I moved to Moose Jaw from Chicago…what a world apart! I love the province…the pelpoe are wonderful the sky is huge and the stars at night are incredible! Thanks for sharing this post!

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