Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan. The second-largest city in the province and located in the Treaty 4 territory, Regina is the Métis’ ancestral home. Regina is frequently referred to as the Queen City. One of Canada’s largest cities with the quickest growth is Regina, which is also rich in history and culture. The Aboriginal peoples and native animals of Canada are featured in displays at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, located in Wascana Centre, a park that encircles Wascana Lake. The MacKenzie Art Gallery, with works from all around the world, is located in the park as well. Other attractions include the lakeside Saskatchewan Science Centre, and the RCMP Heritage Center which honours the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The sunniest capital city in Canada is Regina. Regina has four distinct seasons, with mild springs and summers, nice autumns, and chilly, dry winters. Summertime highs are 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit), while winter lows are -11 degrees C (12 degrees F). The wettest months are June to August, with an average rainfall of 398 mm (15.3 inches), with June being the wettest month with an average rainfall of 75 mm (2.95 inches). Winter snowfall averages 116 cm (45 inches).
In Regina, 94% of residents are citizens of Canada, while 5.5% are recent immigrants. The city is 79% White, 9.9% Aboriginal (5.8% First Nations, 3.9% Metis), 3.5% Southeast Asian, 2.6% South Asian, 2.2% East Asian, 1.6% Black, 0.7% Latin American, and 0.6% Arab and West Asian in terms of racial makeup.
Regina is a great place to call home. A mid-sized city, it’s a nice place to raise a family. Numerous parks, recreational areas, museums, arts and cultural institutions, and events take place all year long. Agribusiness, the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas, and telecommunications all contribute to Regina’s resource-based economy. Regina is a great place to do business. Over the past few years, Regina has received accolades for being among the western North American cities with the lowest cost of doing business.
The province has three school divisions;
- The Regina Public School Board (administers all public elementary and high schools, including separate Christian and Muslim schools),
- The Regina Catholic School Board (runs elementary and high schools with a Roman Catholic affiliation), and
- The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (a French-only school division).
There are also three post-secondary educational institutions in the city, they include;
- Regina Campus of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic,
- the University of Regina, and
- the First Nations University of Canada.
Population: 249,217 (2021)
Area: 180 km²
Elevation: 577 m