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Regina - Community Overview

Regina was founded in 1882 and was named in honour of Queen Victoria. In 1883, Regina was declared the capital city of Saskatchewan.

When Saskatchewan was formed in 1905, Regina was named the provincial capital and the area exploded to 30,000 residents by 1911. Even with the destruction caused by a tornado in 1912, the economic depression of 1913 and the outbreak of World War I, the city continued to grow. During the war, conditions remained unsettled but, in the mid-1920s prosperity returned, and the population grew from 34,400 to 53,200 in a decade.

There’s no denying it; Regina is a prairie city. Regina sits like a regal oasis in the midst of a massive sea of wheat - the prairie grain belt. The tabletop prairie, almost without trees, affords travellers an impressive view of Regina from as far as 20 or 30 km away, with the more than 350,000 hand-planted trees.

Regina’s location, in the heart of Canada's “breadbasket”, means its fortunes are inexorably tied to the fortunes of the farming community. Regina is a cosmopolitan centre of business, education and industry, the seat of the provincial legislature.

The city is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Regina is also known nationwide as the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, maintaining the only training centre in the country for the force. 

The City of Regina is located along the Trans-Canada Highway, with Highways #11 and #33 also leading into the city. Regina is midway between the Rockies and the Great Lakes, in the heart of the Canadian Prairies. 

The population of Regina numbers approximately 228,928.


For more information about Regina:

City of Regina

2476 Victoria Ave.

PO Box 1790

Regina, SK

S4P 3C8



Regina has an average July temperature of 18.8ºC and an average January temperature of -16.2ºC. The average annual precipitation is 388 mm.


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One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:

The Leader-Post



For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

For information on the Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

Additional educational institutes:

Medical Information

Public Services


Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

SGI Canada


Public Transit

Regina Transit 


Special Attractions


To find a grocery store in the Regina area, visit:



Specialty Stores

Dad’s Regina

Organic Grocery

Shopping Centres

Northgate Mall

489 Albert St. N. 

Regina, SK 

S4R 3C4 


Cornwall Centre

2102 11th Ave.

Regina, SK

S4P 3Z8


Walmart Supercentre



Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:


To find local restaurants, visit:

Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

Moving Tips Brochures

Call at 1-888-708-7700 to order the following brochures:

  • Protecting your goods in transit

  • Handling dangerous goods

  • Do-it-yourself packing guide

This information has been compiled from various sources. In our effort to provide you with accurate information, we have used the most current reference material available to us and we hope you find this helpful. If you have any comments about this service, or if we can be of further assistance, please contact United Van Lines at (905) 564-6400 or (800) 668-5544. We can be reached by e-mail at You are also invited to visit our website at

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