Early Prairie Homes

February 5 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

City Square Plaza – 12th Avenue – White Tent

Join Heritage Regina board member John Robinson at Frost Regina for an informative and entertaining look back at life in early tents, soddies and homestead shacks.

Community Character – Lakeview and Cathedral

The City of Regina is inviting property owners and community members to help create a definition for the character of Lakeview and Cathedral and design potential regulatory tools to help protect it.

The aim of this project is to develop a set of recommendations to City Council that clarifies heritage and character conservation objectives, rationale and expectations in the Cathedral and Lakeview neighbourhoods.

Wallace Insights is facilitating two workshops specific to each neighbourhood (Cathedral and Lakeview) to dive deep into specific character-defining elements to establish a vision for defining ‘character’.

Workshop #1 – Cathedral Character Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. Zoom meeting

Workshop #2 – Lakeview Character Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Zoom meeting

Demolition Application for 1863 Cornwall Street (Burns-Hanley Building)

The amendment should be tabled to allow the Administration to supply the following additional information for this site to the Regina Planning Commission:
  • an interim redevelopment plan for the site be supplied by the applicant that is safe, secure, aesthetically appropriate and reflective of the heritage significance of the site, and contributes to the vibrancy of Downtown Regina
  • that the Saskatchewan Métis Nation be engaged as part of the process in developing the interim plan
  • that the Saskatchewan Métis Nation be engaged as part of the permanent development consultation process
  • that the applicant will provide the timeline for their interim plan

Read our letter in response to the request for demolition of 1863 Cornwall Street, currently known as the Burns-Hanley Building.

Heritage Conservation Districts

View the Regina Planning Commission’s recommendations and options for regulating heritage and architectural design in Regina neighbourhoods here.

Heritage Conservation – Interim Policy

View our comments on the City of Regina’s Interim Heritage Conservation Policy here.

Learn more about the Heritage Conservation – Interim Policy here.


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.

The lecture series have become a fun evening out where we get to learn more about the richness of our city’s history!

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the stained-glass workshop I attended through Heritage Regina. The class was a great way to be introduced to and to learn stained-glass techniques. It was a fun and relaxed environment and I came home with a finished work of art at the end if the day.

As a Saskatchewan History enthusiast I eagerly look forward to the Heritage Regina lectures and events. History is important and essential to all of us because it shows how our communities have changed over time. The presentations are well researched, factual, professionally presented, interesting and engaging. Funding agencies take note, you will have to look hard to find more bounce for the ounce.

As a historian and a long-time resident of the historic Cathedral area, I am passionate about Regina’s heritage. The lectures I’ve attended are excellent; they are interesting and engaging. Heritage Regina is proving an excellent community service through these lectures.

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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