Snow Much Fun
Create a winter bucket list.
Saskatchewan winters can be long, dark and cold. However, they don’t have to be boring! Make the most of this winter with your very own bucket list of things to see, do and enjoy all season long. Go sledding. Grab the crazy carpet or the toboggan and head out to the neighbourhood hill for an afternoon of slippery fun. End the adventure with hot chocolate (and plenty of marshmallows) and homemade popcorn as you recount your best runs of the day.
Make a snowman. The best time to make a snowman is when it’s just below freezing, so the snow sticks and rolls well. Make a whole army and impress the neighbours with your skills.
Hit the rink. Chances are, you spend time at the rink in this hockey-obsessed country. However, how often do you strap on the skates just for fun? With indoor and outdoor rinks scattered around the city, take some time to go for a skate just because.
Host a winter bonfire. Who says fires are just for the summer? Bundle up the gang and head outdoors for a frosty fire. You can still roast hot dogs and marshmallows in the dead of winter. Light up the night and imbibe with some hot chocolate and favourite liqueur while you’re at it.
See a game. Whether you love hockey or curling, there’s also something going on at the local rink. Check out the up-and-coming talent or enjoy some beer league action. Don’t forget the rink burger either!
Bowling. When was the last time you checked out the lanes? Bowling is fun for the whole family on a cold afternoon or evening. See how many strikes you can score.
Skiing on the plains. We might not have the mountains of Alberta, B.C., or Montana but who says you can’t ski here? Downhill slopes can be found within an hour or so, and there’s always cross-country trails to test your endurance.
Soak in the springs. Not all winter activities have to be outdoors. Moose Jaw’s famous mineral spa and its indoor-outdoor pool is a great way to wile away a day. Rest your aching bones and bliss out. Or, head up to Watrous and Manitou Springs to float, float, float.
Capture the memories. Who says family photos can only be taken in the summer or fall? Not us! Winter can make a beautiful backdrop for a picture you’ll treasure forever.
Frost is coming back!
Last February, Regina saw the launch of the first-ever Frost festival and it was a rousing success. It’s back for another year on February 3 to 12, 2023. This incredible celebration of winter is spread throughout Regina and it’s fun for all ages. Learn more and plan your visit at frostregina.com.