Feb 14, 2019
Hotels in Regina, Sask: What to Expect When Visiting the Queen City in February
When people think of winter in the Prairies, they think sub-zero temperatures, howling winds, and piled up snow. And while some days can be colder than a freezer stuck out in a field, Regina can also experience brilliant sunshiny days and moments when that chinook wind blows in, melting everything in its path. Knowing what to pack and what transport options there are when staying at hotels in Regina, Saskatchewan, as well as experiencing all there is to do and see in the Queen City in winter, will help you get over the February blahs. So pack your toque and your sunglasses and get ready for a Prairie adventure:
What to Pack
It’s best to be prepared when packing for your stay at hotels in Regina, Canada, as you can experience everything from snow, sun, sleet, and ice in February. Temperatures can go down to as cold as -30°C and reach as high as 0°C, which is downright balmy for tough Prairie folk. Some of the things you may want to consider packing include:
- A windproof insulated winter jacket
- Fleece or wool sweater
- Long underwear
- Ski or snow pants
- Sturdy waterproof boots
- Warm socks
- Toque or other winter hat
- Buff or scarf
- Lined gloves
- Dressier outfit for night on the town
- Gym gear and bathing suit if staying at hotels in Regina with a fitness centre and pool
Getting To and Around Regina
Located on the Trans Canada Highway, the City of Regina is a major transportation hub through the Prairies. The city offers a number of transport options, including Regina International Airport (YQR), which is served by six international and domestic airline carriers. The airport is located only 9.7-kilometres south of the Comfort Suites Choice hotel in Regina, and taxicab and limousine services, as well as shuttle bus companies, are available to drive you to and from the airport to your destination. For those who prefer to let others do the driving while in town, you can also look to Regina Transit, which offers daily scheduled public bus service.
Things to Do
According to TripAdvisor, Regina has a number of things to do in February. Whether you decide to pay a visit to one of the many Regina tourism attractions or go ice fishing at a local frozen lake, make sure to dress warm and take in all that this beautiful and exciting city has to offer:
- Tour a historical site. Regina has some regal buildings to explore, including Government House, which was once home to lieutenant-governors of Canada's Northwest Territories and today is home to an art gallery, interpretive centre, museum and conservatory that offers public programming and events. A sight to behold, the ornately adorned Stone Hall Castle features 16th-to-19th century furniture, tapestries and original Old Masters oil paintings.
- Go cross-country skiing or fat biking. The Regina Ski Club maintains groomed fat bike and cross-country ski trails throughout various parks in Regina, including Wascana Centre in the centre of Regina. After exerting yourself, you can relax those tired muscles back at the Comfort Suites’ hotel in Regina with Jacuzzi jetted tub.
- Catch a show. The Conexus Art Centre in downtown Regina offers a number of theatre, music, dance, and comedy performances throughout the year. Check the February event schedule for a list of shows.
- Head to the shops. Regina is home to a number of indoor shopping centres, which offer everything from quaint boutiques to large retail outlets. It’s only a 6-minute drive from the Comfort Suites’ Regina hotel suites to Northgate Shopping Centre.
- Visit a museum. Home to the famed Megamunch robotic Tyrannosaurus rex, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum features both permanent and travelling exhibitions devoted to Saskatchewan’s natural and cultural heritage.
Travelling with your four-legged friend to our pet-friendly hotel in Regina this February? Read 4 Must-Know Winter Pet Travel Tips.
Looking for more things to do in Regina? The Comfort Suites hotel in Regina cultural package, History at its Finest, is one of the best Regina hotel deals for those wanting to explore one of the city’s most significant heritage institutions. It offers a night’s accommodation one of our Double Queen Suites as well as a 2 for 1 admission coupon to the RCMP Heritage Centre, our complimentary breakfast buffet, plus a late checkout time of 1 p.m. Contact us for more information.