2020 Summer Walking Tours

ANNOUNCEMENT

The COVID-19 situation has temporarily changed our lives in Saskatchewan and has impacted some Heritage Regina educational programming this year.  In order to keep you safe and follow public health directives, we will not be offering in-person guided walking tours this summer.

We do, however, want to offer the community an opportunity for walking tours that will meet guidelines for social distancing. On our website, we have posted a links to self-guided walking tours of eight historical districts you can explore outdoors on foot with your family or by reading about them on the website in the comfort of your home.
Walks available include Cathedral, Centre Square, Crescents, Downtown, General Hospital, Core, Lakeview, Warehouse, or Regina Downtown 1912 Cyclone Tour.  Once life returns to normal, Heritage Regina will make every effort to reinstate the in-person guided walking tours and we look forward to having you join us.
If you choose to do an outdoor walk please practice the social distancing protocols in place at the time!

Testimonials

Heritage Regina’s tours are a great way to learn more about the city and meet new people!

The lecture series provides valuable resource for those interested in our built heritage.

Being somewhat new to Regina, Heritage Regina has been a great way to learn about Regina
through their lecture series. I really enjoy attending lectures because they not only show the
knowledge and expertise people have about certain topics but they also show the passion people
have for the city and its history.

Learning about the history of where are live helps me understand my place within it. Whether visible or not – since much of history focused upon Euro-Canadian settlers. It also provides with greater connection of the city around me.

The lecture series have become a fun evening out where we get to learn more about the richness of our city’s history! Can’t wait for the 2018 series!

Even if you are familiar with the topic, there is always something new to learn or new people to meet with a similar interest.

Heritage Regina’s Lecture Series is popular, relevant, and fun! I look forward to the series every year!

It is like having a window opened to our past, both by visual props, and by interesting, sometimes poignant stories.

Makes a great date night for history lovers.

The Spanish Flu presentation was very informative and the format and dramatic ending was extremely powerful.

Welcome to Heritage Regina

Heritage Regina was founded in 1977 by local residents anxious to preserve the historic buildings and sites that are part of our collective memory as a city.

While building partnerships with the City of Regina, Heritage Saskatchewan, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, the Civic Museum and others, Heritage Regina works to raise awareness and appreciation for the value of heritage and its importance for sustaining the culture and identity of the city.

Our advocacy work helps to ensure that buildings and sites of heritage and/or architectural significance are protected and preserved. Our Liaison Committee meets regularly with the City Heritage Branch and board members participate in community consultations on items like Infill Housing Guidelines and the restoration of Confederation Park. Members will also lobby the city in support of alternatives for significant heritage buildings at risk.

Stewardship work includes providing expertise on building materials, site line conservation and building design. Evidence of this work can be seen on at the Diocese of Qu’Appelle site and on the Normal School Building (Sound Stage). Heritage Regina members also assist with research to support applications for Heritage Status.

Our education programming, including summer walking tours and the Winter Lecture Series, are designed to not only inform the public but to build the next generation of Heritage advocates. Heritage Regina’s future work includes expanding the knowledge of Intangible Cultural Heritage, revive traditions and experiences of our past and create opportunities to share these in our community.

News & Events

Events may be affected by COVID-19. Please contact the host organizations for information.

What We Do

Building Preservation

We ensure that buildings of heritage and/or architectural significance are protected and preserved.

Awareness and Appreciation

We raise awareness and appreciation of the value of heritage and its importance to sustaining the culture and identity of the city.

Walking Tours

Each year Heritage Regina conducts a number of walking tours of various neighbourhoods and topics throughout the city of Regina.

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