Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan and the province’s second largest city. This prairie city is situated on a broad, flat, treeless plane, but city planners were prescient enough to plant 300,000+ trees and create a beautiful lake and park area in the central part of the city. The scene for running in Regina is surprisingly good for a small city, with the icnonic Wascana Center, numerous parks, and an extensive network of multi-use paths.
The best place to run in Regina centers on Wascana Lake, where there are options for 4k and 10k loops. In the same area, the Devonian Path heads west for 10 km through numerous parks. We’ve also created off-road routes on multi-use paths in the northside/Normanview area, as well as in the southeastern part of the city. We also recommend running in the Crescent, Cathedral, and South Albert St. neighborhoods right near downtown.
Runners should note that Regina’s winters can be very cold. Dress accordingly and plan for potentially slippery terrain. The paths around Wascona Lake are usually cleared of snow, but the residential neighborhoods are a good option when it’s snowy/icy.