Summer is almost here — meaning the days are getting longer and hotter, and now is the time to get out and enjoy a little bit of that Regina heat! Although it’s always nice to sit back on a patio and sip a few margaritas, drinking definitely doesn’t have to be on the menu to have some summer fun in the city.
If you’re looking for booze-free ways to make the most of the season, we’ve got you covered for everything you need to know. Cheers to making summer 2017 a memorable one... drink free!
1. Day trip to Regina beach + fish and chips at Blue Bird Café
Regina Beach is the perfect spot for spending a day in the sun. While you’re there, grab lunch at Blue Bird Café, the cutest little retro diner that serves ahhhhh-mazing fish and chips, and soft serve ice-cream. The café is only open seasonal, so summer is the perfect time to check it out!
2. Hiking Wascana Trails
Whether you’re actually in the mood for a hike or a walk, Wascana Trails offers beautiful sights to see and nature galore. It’s a great way to escape the city for a couple of hours if you’re looking for a longer commitment, or it works too if you’re just in for an evening stroll. Grab ice cream or a milkshake at Milky Way on your way back — all that walking deserves a reward.
3. Watch the sunrise at Victoria Park + brunch at Artful Dodger
Pack a thermos of coffee and rise and shine to watch the sunrise in the beautiful Victoria Park. Once you’ve greeted the day, head to Artful Dodger for their weekend brunch. It’s only a 10-minute walk away from the park and serves delicious crepes and more!
4. Work up a sweat at LumberJax Axe Throwing
Yes, that’s right. Regina’s own Axe Throwing venue is here, and on this night out, you’re guaranteed to blow off a little steam. Grab a partner, or a group of friends, and of course — don’t forget your flannel.
Since 1966, Italian Star Deli has been serving up some of the best sandwich fare in Regina. Grab a friend or your significant other and head to the Deli to pick up a sandwich to go. Next, mosey on over to Wascana Park, where you can rent canoes or kayaks for the day at the marina. Guarantee that sandwich will taste even better while you’re on the water.
6. Hit up 13th Ave / The Cathedral for a Food Crawl
Who says you have to eat dinner all in one place? Start at Viet Thai for some incredible Vietnamese spring rolls as an appetizer, then try the Cathedral Social Hall for one of their delicious burgers — veggie options available as well — and then cap off the night with a coffee at 13th Avenue Coffee House. This is the best kind of crawl — you’ll be home before midnight!
7. Take a class at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre
Although summer means school’s out, it just might be the perfect chance to learn something new — or catch up on an old hobby. The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre offers classes for adults over the summer months in many areas, including 3D printing, jewellery making, painting, and photography. 2017 just might be the summer to brush up — literally — on a new skill.
8. Splurge for a stay-cation at the Hotel Saskatchewan
It’s always fun to do a weekend away, but why not spend a night enjoying the city and experiencing one of Regina’s most historic hotels. Relax by the pool, head to the spa, or just stay in your room for some Netflix and chill. Just don’t forget to bring something to munch on and you’ve got yourself an excellent night in.