Founded in 1882, and named for Queen Victoria—Regina is Latin for queen—the city’s core has been transformed in recent years, with popular restaurants, a thriving artisan community and exciting nightlife.

1. Shop for jewelry at Hillberg & Berk

Visit Hillberg & Berk’s flagship store on the edge of downtown and be dazzled by its jewelry selection. Founded by entrepreneur Rachel Mielke, the store has crafted one-of-a-kind brooches for Queen Elizabeth II and designed pieces for celebrities.

2. Check out home goods at Mortise & Tenon

A modern-day general store, Mortise & Tenon stocks home decor, fashion and accessories by local artisans. Pick up a chopping board and maintain its finish with a tin of homemade M&T board butter, made from beeswax and mineral oil.

3. Eat at Avenue

Grassroots Restaurant Group opened Avenue this summer, adding to Regina’s growing food scene. Cocktails are mixed tableside and Chef Nathan Guggenheimer offers dishes such as confit duck leg, Beef Wellington and saskatoon berry soufflé.

4. See a show at The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre, located in the 1906 Prince Edward Building, kicked off its fall season on Sept. 20. This month, toe-tap to Mamma Mia!, while, in late November, The Hobbit begins its stage journey.

5. Grab a snack at Italian Star Deli

Join the steady stream of regulars filing through Italian Star Deli at lunch to pick up gourmet cold cut and provolone cheese sandwiches—prepared mild, medium or spicy. This little store also sells speciality meats, cheeses and olive oils.

6. Browse vintage clothes and records at T + A Vinyl and Fashion

Whether you’re looking for a 1940s-era waitress uniform, a pair of cut-off jeans or a classic old record, T + A Vinyl and Fashion has you covered. This fun vintage and music store is loaded with eclectic prairie treasures.



[This story appears in the October 2018 issue of WestJet Magazine]