All you need to know about the city Regina Before getting into University of Regina

Regina City- Regina is the capital city of the Saskatchewan, a Canadian province. The city is the 16th largest city in Canada and the second largest in the province of Saskatchewan.

It is situated in the south central area of the Saskatchewan province. Regina is in the middle of Prairie Provinces with Alberta to the west & Manitoba to the east. It shares borders with the American states of Montana & North Dakota.

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If you love nature and want to explore the charm of that, leafy parks like the Wascana Centre and Victoria Park are the places to explore. The city just loves Roughriders football team and during the game days, the whole town will be busy with that. The Regina City offers you laid back, relaxing atmosphere of a small town and the amenities of a big city.

Regina is home to three post-secondary educational centers i.e. Regina Campus of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Regina and the First Nations University of Canada (formerly the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College).

There are a number of good restaurants, pubs, and bars to visit over the weekend and relax.

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Accommodation:

The accommodation is affordable and students can opt to stay on-campus as well as off-campus. The educational institutes provide different types of accommodations for its students and students can choose to stay in an accommodation as per their taste and budget. These accommodations vary from halls of residences to flats.

Students can also opt for shared accommodation or stay with a family as home-stay. The cost of staying will vary as per the area and type of the accommodation.

Cost of Living:

The following chart provides the average expenses, an undergraduate student has to bear while studying in Regina:

Expenses Living in Residence Living at Home
Tuition and Fees* (based on 30 credit hours) $6,356.60 – $7,600.60 $6,356.60 – $7,600.60
Health & Dental Plan $196.40 (included in tuition) $196.40 (included in tuition)
Books and supplies $1,000 – $3,000 $1,000 – $3,000
Residence** $6,192
Food $2,500 – $3,500 $1,200
Miscellaneous (personal items, clothing, transportation, entertainment, etc.) $2,500 $2,500

* Tuition fees vary by Faculty
**Based on a four-bedroom apartment in the North & South Residence building

Travel & Transport:

The city of Regina is well connected and served by the efficient public transport system with 23 bus routes covering the city. You can save a lot of money by using public transport as using a car in the Regina city is very expensive.

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The city is located on the Trans-Canada Highway and served by the Regina International Airport. So, it is easier to commute around and to travel to other parts of the world.

Multi-use pathways spread all across the city to serve cyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders, roller-skaters/bladders & cross-country skiers.

Food and Shopping:

Regina city is the mecca for all the food and shopping lovers. There are a number of stores all across Regina and one can easily find what he/she desires to buy. There are many grocery stores all across the town where you can do your daily needs shopping and the designer stores to buy the brands and luxuries you wish to indulge in.

You will be able to find stores selling ingredients for different dishes of the world. If you wish to eat out, the city is home to many restaurants, bars, and pubs where you can enjoy and relax over the weekend.

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Wines & other alcoholic beverages are sold at the special stores. Some of the special stores are government-operated and some are privately run.

Entertainment:

The city is home to many parks and green spaces. These parks include space for public performances, sports, family gatherings and quiet times to be one with nature. Wascana Centre is one of the biggest urban parks with a man-made lake and a huge bird sanctuary in the North America.

The Regina city encourages the art and culture and you can witness a number of performances and live shows by the local talents as well as by the professional performers.

You will find art galleries, libraries, (both public and commercial) & a wide range of opportunities to gain knowledge about the theater, music, dance & the visual arts.

Weather:

The climate of Regina is humid continental climate. The winters are here very cold, windy & dry. The temperature in January ranges between -21.6°C to -10.7°C.

It is the sunniest city in Canada with average summer temperature ranging around 23°C °C. Winters lasts here from around mid of November to early March.