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The prairie city of Regina boasts mores trails than one thinks! Though commonly thought of as a distinctly flat city, Regina's hiking trails wind through beautiful pastures and marshes to provide a relaxing way to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors. 

 

While COVID-19 has upended a majority of travel plans, Phase 3 of the Re-open Saskatchewan plans is encouraging residents to get outside and safely enjoy attractions within the city. 

 

Here are several trails you should explore this summer in Regina!

White Butte Trails Recreation Site

The White Butte Trails are a popular cross-country skiing site that also lends to great cycling during the summertime. Only 20 minutes east of Regina, the trail features 12.7 km of groomed pathways. It also includes a 5 km pet-friendly trail where pets can also roam free and enjoy an outdoor stroll. 

 

Trails at the Nicolle Flats Interpretive Area

The Nicolle Flats Marsh is a popular hiking, bird-watching, and bison-viewing destination that features several trails that take you closer to the action and while walking alongside scenic views. 

 

Nicolle Flats Trail - this 6km (roundtrip) trail is a lovely walk that passes by historic sites like the Nicolle original home. You can find it between the Buffalo Viewing Tower and the Nicole Homestead. 

 

Dyke Trail – This 4.km long trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail and follows the north shore of the Nicolle Flats Marsh and the banks of the Qu’Appelle and Moose Jaw Rivers and passes by an old cable car and water station. 

 

Valley Interpretive Trail – Enjoy a 1.5 km loop that brings you to the wetland as it follows the Moose Jaw River. This path also connects to the Dyke trail, if your keen for a much longer hiking experience.

 

Bison View Interpretive Trail – This trail leads you to a viewing tower where you can see herds of buffalo roam freely. 

 

Marsh Boardwalk Trail – Follow a beautiful 0.5 km wooden boardwalk that leads to a popular bird-watching viewing area. 

 

Your plans may have changed, but summer is still here. With Phase 3 in effect, you can now safely enjoy outdoor activities that provide some form of normalcy. Be sure to always review the health protocols and measures in place at each trail. We at the Home Inn & Suites Regina Airport want you to rediscover your hometown and have a fantastic outdoor staycation experience in Regina.