20 Interesting Facts About Regina, Saskatchewan

Facts About Regina

Facts About Regina

  • Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
  • The city is the second-largest in the province, after Saskatoon and is a commercial centre for southern Saskatchewan.
  • Regina sits at an elevation of 577 metres above sea level.
  • Government House is haunted by a ghost named Howie.
  • The site was previously called Wascana but was renamed Regina in 1882 in honour of Queen Victoria. This decision was made by Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise, who was the wife of the Governor-General of Canada, the Marquess of Lorne.
  • Regina born and raised Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama at the 2016 awards.
  • Regina’s Wascana Centre park is bigger than Vancouver’s Stanley Park and Central Park in New York City combined, At 2,300 acres.
  • Regina was established as the territorial seat of government in 1882 when Edgar Dewdney, the lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories, insisted on the site over the better developed Battleford, Troy and Fort Qu’Appelle.
  • The City of Regina maintains trade development programs, cultural, and educational partnerships in a twinning agreement with Bucharest, Romania and Jinan, Shandong, China, and a friendship agreement with Fujioka, Gunma, Japan.
  • Canada’s deadliest tornado spinning at a speed of 400 km/hour occurred in Regina on June 30th, 1912.
  • The Regina Symphony Orchestra is Canada’s longest continuously operating orchestra.
  • The first house in Regina was erected in May 1883. It is believed to have been located around what is now Cornwall Street.
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded was −50.0 °C on 1 January 1885, while the highest recorded temperature was 43.9 °C on 5 July 1937.
  • In 1933, Regina hosted the first national convention Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
  • Every Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer in Canada has undergone police training at Depot Division in Regina.
  • Regina is located on Treaty 4 land and within the traditional territory of the Metis.
  • Regina became a city in 1903. Two years later, Saskatchewan became a province and chose Regina as its capital.
  • The Estimated Population of Regina is 228,928.
  • Trafalgar Fountain has a twin that sits in Ottawa, The Fountain was a gift from London, England.
  • The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League are the only professional sports team in Regina.
Facts About Regina
Facts About Regina