Canada : Safety by City
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Regina is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan.
It’s not the biggest city, but it’s the cultural and commercial center for Southern Saskatchewan. It is located right on the Trans-Canada Highway, making it the perfect stop on a Canada road trip.
Travelers come here to see Saskatchewan Science Centre with over a hundred permanent, hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and Mackenzie Art Gallery.
Regina also has more parks and greenspace per capita than any major city in Canada. Wascana Centre is a vast 9.3 square kilometer park that is built around the shores of Wascana Lake; a man-made lake in the heart of Regina.
Warnings & Dangers in Regina
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
The city has an average crime rate. It is not safe to walk along the streets of the city that are poorly lit and far from the center. It is strongly discouraged to contact drug dealers and prostitutes - this is illegal in Canada and can result in significant penalties for you.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Public transportation is quite safe. But be careful in crowded buses and end stations, especially at night. Pickpockets can be everywhere. Taxis are preferred if you return late at night. Use only licensed taxi services.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpockets often operate in crowded vehicles or tourist areas with a large crowd of people. Do not carry large amounts of cash with you, and always keep an eye on your belongings. Sometimes in crowded places, you can be distracted - often at this time, another person can get into your pocket. Be careful.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Regina areas prone to floods and, in addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks, such as power outages, industrial accidents, and major transportation accidents. In the winter here are very low temperatures so it can be unsafe to move around without specific thermal clothes.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Armed robberies happen in Regina. Most often they are associated with drug use or in the search for the next dose. Avoid some distant areas of the city and do not get into drunken arguments and fights.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Canada's current level is Medium, meaning that a violent act of terrorism could occur. There were no cases of terrorism in Regina; however, travelers should always be on alert about this danger.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Most often, fraud in Regina is associated with online mailings aimed at obtaining your data and bank card information. Tourists are rarely exposed to this risk, but they should be alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Usually, for women traveling alone, there is no problem in Regina. They are unlikely to attract unwanted attention from local men. However, it is always worthwhile to have common sense and remember the usual security measures.
So... How Safe Is Regina Really?
Despite all its attractiveness, the city has an average crime rate that has grown over the past three years.
Most crimes involve hacking, robbery, theft, car theft, and drug trafficking.
Regina has a higher-than-average crime rate per capita, but unless you go out looking for trouble, nothing is likely to happen to you.
The downtown area is quite safe, though you may run into the occasional panhandler or drunken person at night.
Travelers should avoid two main areas in Regina are the North Central and Heritage/Chinatown districts, (which are located northwest and northeast of the downtown core), and where most of the crime and prostitution is concentrated.
You should remember that drugs are illegal in Canada, and any relationship with them can result in severe penalties.
So avoid any contact with drug dealers.
Use common sense.
Don’t leave valuables in your car, don’t deliberately pick a fight with a stranger, and be aware of your surroundings when you walk at night.
Do not get involved in drunken showdowns in bars and do not walk late at night in the dimly lit city streets.
In winter, the city is cold enough, so if you travel to Regina in winter, take increased measures to avoid hypothermia.
Temperatures in winter very freeze.
How Does Regina Compare?
- Visas - A visa to enter Canada for tourists that stay less than 180 days is not obligatory for certain nationalities and that can be checked online. A valid passport is a must.
- Currency - The official currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar(It is often called "loonie"). The Canadian dollar has a symbol: $ and code: CAD. It is divided into 100 cents.
- Weather - The best times to visit Regina for ideal weather are June to mid-September. Average temperatures in Regina vary an incredible amount, and the weather feels cold for most of the year with a meager chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
- Airports - Regina International Airport is an international airport located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, located 7 km south-west of the city center. The airport serves international and domestic flights.
- Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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2 Reviews on Regina
Regina hasn’t had a natural disaster since the cyclone of 1912. Not sure why it warrants a medium rating?
Ditto with terrorism, a medium risk? Vancouver is rated as a low terrorism risk and is an international hub. We are in the middle of Canada with an airport that just lost its international designation. I don’t think ISIS could find Regina on a map.
Whoever is doing your Saskatchewan city assessments is loopy on maple syrup.
Know what you're talking about before you sell it to tourists
Hey there, just a heads up. Prostitution is actually Legal in Canada. So long as they sell themselves in private and not in a public area.