2019 Heritage Regina Summer Walking Tours

Take a walk through some of Regina’s most historic locations and discover the rich heritage of the province’s capital city. Our guided tours are offered throughout the summer—rain or shine, last approximately 2 hours, and are free (suggested donation of $10).

The 1912 Cyclone And Its Impact On “The Wholesale District”
Saturday, July 6  |  6 p.m.
Brewed Awakening, Dewdney Avenue

Meet guide Robin Adeney at 6 p.m. outside Brewed Awakening, 2300 Dewdney Avenue, and learn about the storm of the century and its impact on this former neighbourhood.

Wascana Lake: Sporting and Political History
Wednesday, July 10  |  6 p.m.
Wascana Marina

Meet guide Will Chabun at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Wascana Marina (off Broad Street) to walk around the lake and hear about some of its intriguing tales.

Wascana Lake: Sporting and Political History
Saturday, July 13  |  6 p.m.
Wascana Marina

Meet guide Will Chabun at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Wascana Marina (off Broad Street) to walk around the lake and hear about some of its intriguing tales.

Cathedrals and Coffee Houses
Saturday, July 20  |  6 p.m.
13th Avenue

Meet guide Susan Birley at 6 p.m. at the northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot on 13th Avenue for a walk that explores historic churches and other buildings in this early 20th century neighbourhood.

Kids on Tour
Saturday, July 27  |  6 p.m.
Victoria Park

Meet guide Robin Adeney at 6 p.m. at the Victoria Park Cenotaph and discover the story of the terrible cyclone of 1912. This tour is designed for kids aged 6 – 12 years accompanied by their parent or guardian (over 18 years of age).

Historic College Avenue Campus
Saturday, August 3  |  6 p.m.
College Avenue Campus

Meet guide Lauren Liebe at 6 p.m. at the University of Regina’s old campus, 2155 College Avenue, and learn about the beginnings of the college and its historical renovation.

Regina’s Downtown Car Dealerships
Saturday, August 10  |  6 p.m.
Viterra Building, Albert Street and Victoria Avenue

Meet guide Dale Edward Johnson at 6 p.m. in front of the Viterra Building at Albert Street and Victoria Avenue. Learn about the early car dealerships in downtown Regina and how residents became hooked on their automobiles.

Secrets of Government House
Saturday, August 17  |  6 p.m.
Government House

Meet Manager of Government House Monique Goffinet Miller at 6 p.m. at Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of Government House, its secret gardens and the ongoing historical impact of this National Historic Site. There is ample parking at Government House, and the Vice Regal Coffee Bar will be open before the tour starts.

Lost Buildings in Regina
Saturday, August 24  |  6 p.m.
Cornwall Centre, North Entrance

Meet guide Melissa Clow at 6 p.m. outside the north entrance of Cornwall Centre (on Saskatchewan Drive) for a walk that will explore Regina’s earliest years and reveal the vanished roots of our city. Note: The tour will be augmented by historical photographs shared via an online slideshow. This can be accessed through your mobile/hand-held device during the tour.

Old Lakeview Neighbourhood
Wednesday, August 28  |  6 p.m.
Legislative Building

Meet guide Jackie Schmidt at 6 p.m. on the steps of the Legislative Building and learn about the early development of this historic neighbourhood.

Old Lakeview Neighbourhood
Saturday, August 31  |  6 p.m.
Legislative Building

Meet guide Jackie Schmidt at 6 p.m. on the steps of the Legislative Building and learn about the early development of this historic neighbourhood.

Germantown: The Other Regina
Wednesday, September 4  |  6 p.m.
Central Fire Hall, 11th Avenue

Meet guide Warren James at 6 p.m. at the Central Fire Hall on 11th Avenue for a walk through an area of Regina originally settled by continental Europeans.

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.

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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