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    Regina is the capital of the historical Saskatchewan region, the Canadian province bordering the US states of Montana and North Dakota. It's known for being the region's cultural and commercial hub.

    While not a celebrated tourist destination in itself, the city is the region's main transport hub and a common stop for travellers. Visitors spending a day or two in town will find a few interesting museums, good shopping opportunities, and some vast neighbourhood parks.

    Regina may have more open space per person than any other Canadian city, making it a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts interested in biking, cross-country skiing, and long walks. The Wascana Lake occupies the centre and is perfect for boating in summer and skating in winter.

    Regina is also known for its famed Wascana Centre, a park built around Wascana Lake. It's home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Regina Conservatory of Music, an art gallery, as well as the Saskatchewan Centre of Arts.

    The Cathedral Village has cafes, bookshops, and a few good restaurants. Visitors should also try the local dance, music and theatre scenes.

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    Regina has a continental climate with warm summers and cold, dry winters. The city is one of the sunniest capitals in Canada, and has many days of sunshine throughout the year. The best time to visit Regina is during the warmer months of May to September, when temperatures reach up to average highs of 80°F (27°C). Winter lasts from about mid-November to early March, with average low temperatures dropping to -8°F (-22°C). January is usually the coldest month of the year.

    Regina International Airport
    Location: The airport is located two miles (3km) from Regina city centre.
    Time: Local time is GMT -6.
    Getting to the city: The city centre is five minutes away from the airport. Taxis, shuttles, and car rentals are available from the airport to the city centre.
    Car Rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
    Airport Taxis: Taxi services to and from the airport are provided by Capital Cabs. Taxis are available right outside the terminal doors.
    Fascilities: Airport facilities include a restaurant, cafe, lounge, fast food outlets, shopping, ATM, and currency exchange.
    Parking The airport provides both short and long-term parking options. Short-term parking has 110 stalls located immediately in front of the terminal building. Long-term parking can accommodate 1,100 vehicles.
    Website: www.yqr.ca

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    Although public transport is not extensive, getting around Regina is relatively easy. Buses operate seven days a week along routes from the city centre to most areas of the city. A number of taxi companies also operate across Regina and can either be hailed off the street or ordered in advance via telephone. Car hire is available and the city is quite easy to navigate, with roads structured on a grid system.

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