Whether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.
Favourite indoor activity: The
Saskatchewan Science Centre
includes Space Stadium Canada
and the Nexen Science of Hockey
among its 15 permanent exhibits.
The Science Centre even has a
climbing wall and IMAX theatre.
Favourite outdoor activity: The
largest city park in North America,
the Wascana Centre draws visitors—
and tons of wildlife—to its marsh
eco-system, Candy Cane Park and
Willow Island. wascana.sk.ca
Best-kept secret: Ask about
special family celebration days and
educational programming at the
lovely Regina Floral Conservatory.
Admission to the conservatory is
Great place to eat: Downtown
Fresh & Sweet has it all: yummy
breakfasts (try the strawberry
goat cheese waffle), a huge menu
of cupcakes, homemade gelato and
Great place to stay: A great petand
kid-friendly hotel, The Best
Western Seven Oaks has a heated
swimming pool with a 240-foot slide.
Worth the drive: About 60 km from
Regina, Regina Beach is a great family
destination, with everything from
horseback riding, to fishing and cycling
for a day’s trip or a longer vacation.
Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid
Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012