Wascana Centre Trails
Wascana Centre features eight self-guided trails that are perfect for walking, cycling, jogging, and in-line skating for people of all ages and abilities. All of the trails feature a variety of attractions and amenities, as well as views of picturesque Wascana Lake and Wascana Park, which are considered oases within the “Queen City.” Canoeing and kayaking are also popular activities on the lake.
The first trail (1.07 km) begins at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and continues along the lake shore. On this trail, you will see the Wascana Bandstand, Albert Street Memorial Bridge, a spray fountain, playground, Wascana Pool, and an outstanding view of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building from across the lake.
The second trail (1.75 km) starts at the University of Regina – College Avenue Campus and features the CanSask Sound Stage, joe moran art gallery in Wascana Place, the Willow Island Overlook, Trafalgar Overlook and Pond, a natural marsh that is a habitat for wildlife and waterfowl, and the Broad Street Bridge.
Pine Island kicks off the third trail (1.5 km) and features several unique structures, including a waterfall and overlook point (which is a great place to feed ducks and birds), the Wascana Centre Tree & Shrub Nursery, Lakeshore Park that boasts excellent BBQ pits, a totem pole, the Boy Scout Monument, Spruce Island (a bird sanctuary), and Surveyor’s Monument.
The fourth trail (1.73 km) starts at Trafalgar Fountain east of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. On this pathway, you will discover several historic, cultural and political sites, including the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, the Woodrow S. Lloyd Memorial, MacKenzie Art Gallery, and the Saskatchewan War Memorial.
On the fifth trail (1.25 km), visitors will see the Wascana Marina, the Wascana Marsh wildlife refuge, Goosehill Park (which is ideal for cross-country skiing, tobogganing and picnics), Pelican Island, Candy Cane Park, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Kramer IMAX Theatre, and Zest Restaurant.
The sixth trail (3.9 km) travels around Wascana Hill and features outstanding views of Goose Island, a popular nesting spot for Canada Geese, Waterfowl Park, and the Wascana Greenhouse. The trail eventually breaks off into two separate walking paths; one includes a Ducks Unlimited monument and the Habitat Conservation Area (no pets allowed), while the second path follows a gravel road up Wascana Hill. This second path is ideal for mountain biking, cross-country skiing and tobogganing.
The Wascana Greenhouse is the starting point for the seventh trail (1.38 km). The University of Regina’s main campus, First Nations University of Canada, SIAST, “Mind’s Garden” sculpture, Wascana Marsh, the Habitat Conservation Area, and Wascana Waterfowl Park are among the sights you will see along this beautiful path.
Meanwhile, the eighth and final trail in Wascana Centre (1.35 km) features picturesque views of the Wascana Waterfowl Park, Waterfowl Display Ponds, Tern Island, Pelican Island, “The Four Seasons” metal sculpture and the Conexus Arts Centre. This, like many of the other trails in Wascana Centre, is an excellent pathway for bird watching.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact the Wascana Centre Authority to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Length: Nearly 10 km
Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate
Activities: Walking, cycling, in-line skating, jogging, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing
Surface: paved, natural terrain, gravel, wooden boardwalks
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Amenities: Interpretive trail signs, information kiosk, Wascana Marina, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Kramer IMAX Theatre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, bandstand, Wascana Pool, Willow Island Overlook, Wascana Place, Candy Cane Park, Wascana Waterfowl Park Habitat, greenhouses, Waterfowl Display Ponds, Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings, Trafalgar Fountain, Spruce Island Overlook, Queen Elizabeth II Gardens, washrooms, restaurants, BBQ pits, picnic sites, overlook sites, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, monuments, art sculptures, playgrounds, cricket patch, parking
Location: Regina’s Wascana Park
Closest City: Regina
Contact Info: Wascana Centre Authority, call (306) 522-3661 or email email@example.com or visit www.wascana.sk.ca