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Wascana Centre Authority
Regina Location: Wascana Centre is a 930 hectare urban park located in the heart of Regina, extending from Albert St E to Regina city limits.
Cycling Trails
Hiking Trails
Limited Wheelchair Access
Cross-country Ski Trails
Modern Washrooms
This beautifully landscaped park, surrounding a 120 hectare lake, offers year-round recreational opportunities. From the manicured lawns and walking paths of the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens in front of the provincial Legislative Building, to the semi-natural grassland and marshland of the Habitat Conservation Area, Wascana Centre offers visitors many diverse experiences.Eight self-guided tours encourage exploration of the park's history and natural attractions. Walk 1 - A Place for You: 1.07km walk begins at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (College and Albert) and takes in sites on the lake's N shore. Walk 2 - A Place for Vision: 1.75km walk begins at Darke Hall and incorporates historic and educational sites. Walk 3 - A Place with Purpose: 1.5km walk begins at the parking lot beside Pine Island and includes 12 stops. Walk 4 - A Place for Government: 1.73km tour begins at Trafalgar Fountain and heads S to the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Walk 5 - A Place for Family: 1.25km walk invites families to picnic in Goosehill Park, explore the Saskatchewan Science Centre and play at Candy Cane Park. Walk 6 - A Place for Recreation: 2.25km walk past recreational facilities and some of the natural areas of Wascana Centre. Walk 7 - A Place for Education: 1.38km walk which follows the bike path that skirts the N side of the University of Regina. Walk 8 - A Place for Wildlife: 1.35km walk begins along the boardwalk by the shoreline at 23rd Ave and Broad St, and takes in the Waterfowl Display Ponds, views of Goose Island, Pelican Island, and Waterfowl Park.The nine hectare Habitat Conservation Area, located S of Wascana Hill has been set aside strictly for wildlife. Park in lot on McDonald St, walk S to the marsh's gated entrance, and allow one hour for this 11-station nature tour. No dogs or bikes allowed.Walking, jogging and cycling loops are popular with Regina residents. The Wascana Lake walk around is 4km and the Wascana Marsh walk around covers 6.6km. Combining the two trails makes a great exercise loop of 10km.Wascana Centre is also popular with cross-country ski enthusiasts. Trails maintained by the Regina Ski Club include: 2.6km novice trail in Douglas Park, 1.4km novice trail near the Science Centre, 3km advanced and intermediate trail in the Foothills. The Regina Ski Club also maintains trails in Kinsmen Park, Les Sherman Park and A E Wilson Park.

Open Year Round

Trail Stats

  • Length : 10km
  • Difficulty : Walking trails - beginner; cross-country ski trails - beginner to advanced
  • Surface : Paved, limited natural terrain
  • Environment : Urban - landscaped city parks, native grassland, marshland
  • Trailhead GPS : Waterfowl Park: 50.4314N, -104.6089W

Trail Activities

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Trail running
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cross-country skiing (skate)
  • Snowshoeing

Additional Trail Information

  • Urban / Suburban
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • No admission charge
  • Parking at trailhead
  • Modern washroom
  • Picnic area
  • Trail markers
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs enroute
  • Self-guided nature trail
  • Canoeing
  • Accommodation near trailhead