Although there has been no train service in Regina since the 1990s, the main bus station is in Regina--Wascana and offers both local and national bus routes.
The riding is about 2,210 km by air from Parliament Hill.
Bordered to the east by Hwy. 6, to the North by the rail line, to the south by Old 16 road and bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway, this riding is home to Wascana Lake.
The lake was initially created in 1883 by damming Wascana Creek and has been deepened and widened in both the 1930s and the early 2000s.
About 19% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the Philippines, China, and India.
Tagalog, Mandarin, 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 $55,770.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has been a Regina staple since 1906. Originally called the Provincial Museum its aim is to further an understanding of the province’s natural history and Indigenous cultures.
Just down the lakeshore from the museum is the Saskatchewan Science Centre which has been a top-drawing tourist destination in the province since it opened in 1989. Visitors can experience hand-on workshops geared towards adults, kids, and everyone in-between as well as a range of exhibits.
Originally established as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in 1976, First Nations University of Canada is the only university in North America developed in partnership and controlled by First Nations peoples.
Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan and home to the province’s Legislative Assembly building.
A favourite treat for Regina residents can be found at Milky Way Ice Cream, open since 1956.
The industries that employ the largest numbers of people in this riding include health care and social assistance; retail trade, and public administration.
Oil and gas, potash, sodium sulfate, bentonite, kaolin (white clay), and other natural resource based industries are important in this riding.
Almost 54% of the workforce in this riding has a postsecondary education of some kind, and in 2011 the unemployment rate was 4.9%.
Elm trees are common in residential neighborhoods, but Dutch elm disease has threatened Regina’s elm population as the only known way to halt the spread of the fungus is to cut down the infected trees.
The city’s 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.
The former Union Station in Regina was built in 1911 as the main passenger hub and regional office in the area for the Canadian Pacific Railway and other rail companies. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style that was popular at the time, it was expanded in 1931. Cutbacks in the 1990s forced the closure of the station and in the mid nineties it was slated for conversion into Casino Regina. Visitors can still see some of the history of CP Rail by dining in an old rail car at the restaurant, or the schedule board on display in the central hall.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
Riel Métis Council