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5 Best Day Trips to Take from Regina, Saskatchewan

A common misconception about Saskatchewan is that there isn't much to see or do. The notion that the only thing to exist between cities in this province is farmland and wide expanses of flat nothingness is simply not true! Read on to find out about the top 5 best day trips that you can take from Saskatchewan's capital city, Regina.



Wascana Trails

Here is one for the nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers. Just a 25 minute drive North-West from Regina you can enjoy 15km of gorgeous, well maintained trail in the Lumsden Valley. Each season offers a unique experience, including stunning colours in the fall and great snowshoeing in the winter. Year round you'll have the chance to spot wildlife such as deer, beavers, muskrats and a variety of birds. On a nice day, bring a picnic and simply enjoy the view over the winding Wascana Creek. During the warm season you can add a stop at Over the Hill Orchard & Winery, just a stone's throw from the Trails, where you can try delicious wines made from fruits grow right in the valley.



Regina Beach

Summer is the perfect time to venture out to this cute little beach town, located on the South side of Last Mountain Lake. It will only take you about 35 minutes to drive here, and the trip is more than worth it. Of course you’ll find a nice stretch of sandy beach to enjoy, as well as an inflatable waterpark and great options to eat and drink. Try the Waterfront Bar & Grill where you can enjoy a variety of classic pub food, you guessed it, right in front of the water. The best spot for fresh fish and chips is just up from the beach on Centre Street, the retro-themed Blue Bird Cafe. Be sure to check out Sundae Times, located just across the street, if all you are looking for is a cold, sweet treat.



Moose Jaw

This city has become a popular tourist attraction due to its unique name and history. From Regina, take the #1 highway west for about 45 minutes. You'll want to get on the road early if you plan to take in all the top things to do in the Jaw. History buffs will want to check out the famous underground tunnels to learn their role in Chinese Immigration and the Prohibition, as well as visit the Western Development Museum. Spend some time strolling down Main Street and popping into the shops. Local favourites to grab some food are Bobby's Place and Deja Vu Cafe, both located just off South Main on High Street E. After all that, we highly suggest ending the day with a visit to the Temple Gardens Geothermal Mineral Spa for some relaxation.



Mission Ridge Winter Park

Not many people travel to the flatlands for downhill skiing and snowboarding, but in the winter this is the spot in Southern Saskatchewan to hit the slopes. Only a 55 minute drive from the city, Mission Ridge offers fun for the whole family. The park features 15 runs, 2 terrain parks and a 5 lane tube park, not to mention pristine views of the Qu’appelle Valley. You can rent equipment on site, plus ski and snowboard lessons are available for beginners. Saskatchewan winters can get pretty chilly, so be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately! If you do get cold, don't worry - the lodge is the perfect place to warm up next to a fireplace with food and drinks available. Some evenings there is even live music!



Castle Butte "Big Muddy"

A striking natural wonder is located about a 2 hour drive South of Regina. Rising abruptly from the flat prairie landscape is Castle Butte, also affectionately known as Big Muddy. This towering sandstone formation stands as a testament to the geological forces that have shaped the region for millions of years. Its unique, otherworldly appearance has made it a must-visit destination for day trippers seeking a captivating outdoor experience that's both educational and awe-inspiring. As you explore the labyrinth of crevices and climb to the summit, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Badlands, offering a glimpse into the remarkable beauty of Saskatchewan's diverse landscapes.





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