Who ever thought a Temple with a single spire would rise majestically from the Canadian prairie? Probably not even the residents of Saskatchewan themselves. The first Temple in this province drastically cuts down on travel time for the more than 5,000 members and is a great blessing to those faithful Regina stewards where missionaries were first assigned in 1925. The furious building of classic modern temples in 1999, includes the Regina temple, which is the 4th in Canada and the 65th overall.
There's many good eateries in Regina. For really good sandwiches from a deli inside a specialty food store, try Italian Star Deli. Good Indian food is served at Caraway Grill. If you're looking for smoked meat, Jack Keaton's BBQ & Grill is known for their apple wood smoked BBQ. Earl's (Regina East) is a chain with a creative, , ethnic, eclectic menu. Fresh & Sweet has some scrumptious breakfast and lunch choices. And, if you just need dessert (who doesn't), Milky Way Ice Cream has the best frozen treats in the area.
There is a lot of history around and Reginains are eager for you to learn about their culture. Start at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum to study biodiversity, landscapes and climates. This museum, as well as others are on the grounds of the Wascana Centre Park where you can relax, picnic, view art or just let the kids play. If you want to learn more about the Mounted Police, stop by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre. The Government House lets you tour the inside of the former Lieutenant Governor's quarters as well as the gardens. The Town of Moose Jaw is about a 45 minute drive west of Regina and is a quaint, smaller town with some interesting attractions.
Enjoy your time in the Canadian prairie and get to know the sweet, genuine people who call this forgotten land their home.