Not sure what to do in Regina, Saskatchewan during your trip? You want to discover the Francophone community in this city, but you don’t know where to start? Here are 3 suggestions of activities to do for an enriching visit.
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1. Government House: an emblematic and historic site
Are you passionate about history? Want to know more about the province’s past and its people? Government House is a Regina Heritage Centre that’s worth a visit! It served as the residence of the Lieutenant Governor until 1945. Since 1984, the Lieutenant Governor has resided in Government House again, in the north end of the building. There are plenty of museums to discover:
Visit the Amédée Forget Museum to see what Government House looked like in the early 1900s. You will discover treasures that date back to the 20th century,
The J.E.N. Wiebe Interpretive Centre will teach you a little more about the history of the province and its heritage.
And if you like flowers, enjoy a stroll through the century-old gardens of Government House! Here you can quietly admire the thousands of yearly and perennial plants from a multitude of different species.
Are you visiting with children? Numerous family activities are offered to you such as treasure hunts and plays. Something to keep you and your children busy for hours!
2. Discover Regina’s francophone culture
Do you like culture? Are you a fan of shows and you like to attend festivals? Do you love to visit exhibitions? From theater to visual arts, Regina’s Francophone community is brimming with talented artists. Discover their talents during your visit to Regina :
Performances in all their forms
Theater : La Troupe du Jour is the only francophone theater company in Saskatchewan. It produces 3 plays each season and participates in many festivals.
Do you like dance? Attend the performances of Regina’s 2 francophone theater groups: the dancers of Rivière la Vieille and La Ribambelle.
In July, take advantage of the many festivals celebrating Saskatchewan’s francophone musical culture such as the Fête Fransaskoise and the Nouvelle Scène competition for emerging musicians.
Fransaskois visual artist Joe Fafard has enjoyed international renown during his career. He is notably known for his animal sculptures that he makes from ceramics and bronze. You can admire some of his works in art galleries in downtown Regina.
Music lover? The city of Regina is full of talented francophone musicians. Keep an eye out for live performances by the following artists:
- Alexis Normand,
- Anique Granger,
- The singer and poet Michel Marchildon,
- Rapper Shawn Jobin,
- And tenor Émile Belcourt.
3. The Orchard Over the Hill: an activity for the whole family
Do you have children and are you looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Go pick fruit at the Over the Hill Orchard. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious organic fruit that this family has been growing for years, as well as delicious treats. Adults will also have access to a wine and cheese tasting session.
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