Bisected by the Trans-Canada Hwy (Victoria Ave, at this point), the provincial capital is by default the primary destination of visitors to Saskatchewan. Although there's some heady rivalry with her handsome bigger brother, Saskatoon, 230km to the north, this prairie queen has come far since her days as a hunting ground for the Cree, who called her Wascana, or 'pile of bones.'
Leafy parks make the capital a pleasant place to be: the Wascana Centre and Victoria Park, presided over by the elegant Hotel Saskatchewan are great spots to sit and ponder. You can walk to most areas of interest, including the gentrified Cathedral Village and the up-and-coming Regina Warehouse District, which oozes potential – especially at beer o'clock.
Regina's capital status and ties to transportation have given rise to some satisfying restaurants, bars and comfortable accommodations. These and location combined make Regina a good base from which to explore southern Saskatchewan and an appropriate place for a sojourn as you cross the Canadian interior.