Regina’s Wascana Park traces its roots to the construction of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in 1912. Shortly after the governmental facility’s completion, the park was developed and the city gained one of its most valuable assets.
The urban greenspace, which is larger than Stanley Park in Vancouver and Central Park in New York City combined, includes myriad things to do and see for visitors and residents alike. Four of Regina’s main attractions—MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and the Conexus Arts Centre—are on its sprawling grounds.
As travelers explore the park, they can see dozens of memorials and monuments that recognize people and groups that shaped the province’s history. The Walter Scott Memorial pays homage to the first Saskatchewan premier, who was in office when the Legislative Building was constructed.
Surveyor’s Monument recalls the efforts throughout the years of those who mapped and developed the nation, and the Saskatchewan War Memorial is dedicated to the Canadians who fought in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
The Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, Trafalgar Fountain, and the Waterfowl Park Display Ponds are among the park’s natural assets. An extensive network of trails and waterways offers options for walkers and bicyclists, and kayak and canoe rentals provide a good way for paddlers to take in the scenery from Wascana Lake.
Top photo: Wascana Park’s Walter Scott Memorial
Photo by wascana.ca