Regina--Lewvan is about 2,210 km by air from Parliament Hill. The fastest route by road would take 28 hours through the United States.
This riding includes only urban areas and is essentially all of west Regina.
Bounded on the south by the Trans-Canada Highway and to the north by Armour Road, this riding ends at Hwy 6 in the southeast, Pasqua St to the northeast, Pinkie Road to the northwest, and Campbell and Courtney Streets to the southwest.
About 16% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the Philippines, India, and Pakistan.
Tagalog, Urdu, and Punjabi are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 8% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $55,871.
In July and August, the RCMP holds the 45-minute Sunset Retreat Ceremony centered around the lowering of the Canadian flag at the RCMP depot located in Regina—Lewvan. The annual event is a draw for residents and tourists across the city.
The city’s annual Mosaic Festival highlights the different cultures of the city and stretches over three days with pavilions scattered through Regina to allow residents to explore food, traditional dance, and items of cultural significance.
Regina's RCMP Depot is the only Royal Canadian Mounted Police cadet training centre in Canada. From across the county, RCMP cadets attend a 26-week training program at the Regina Depot and work in roughly 10 hour shifts to hone their skills. After training, new officers are assigned to postings all over the country for a six-month stint with a more seasoned officer. This has been in use as the RCMP’s training site since 1885.
The industries that employ the largest number of people in the riding include health care and social assistance, public administration, retail trade, and educational services.
In 2011, roughly 55% of the workforce had a postsecondary education, and the unemployment rate was 4.2%.
The annual commuter challenge promotes walking, cycling, and taking the bus to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Regina placed third in the country in 2016. That helped to avoid over 4,150 kg of emissions.
City of Regina bylaws require the installation of backflow prevention devices to prevent the contamination of water, a requirement that has been in place since 1992 to prevent cross-contamination of the water supply.
Originally referred to “the place where bones were piled”, because of the stacks of buffalo remains left behind by Indigenous hunters, the area that is now Regina would only begin to be settled by Europeans in the 1880s. They too would refer to the area as “Pile of Bones” and the settlement was called that in early 1882.
Later that year the settlement was renamed Regina (the Latin word for queen) in honour of Queen Victoria -- a suggestion made by Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise who was married to the then Governor General.