Regina lies in the center of Canada’s best wheat-growing region. Cement, farm machines, and steel are some products made in Regina. The oil fields in southern Saskatchewan have made Regina an important oil center. The city has factories that turn oil into useful products.
Before white settlers came, the Cree Indians often camped on a site near what is now Regina. In 1882 and 1883, the Canadian Pacific Railway built a rail line that linked eastern and western Canada. This brought the first settlers to the area. Canada’s government founded Regina in 1882.
Wascana Creek flows through Regina. Wascana Centre is a section of parks and public buildings in the city. Some of the buildings in Wascana Centre are the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Conexus Arts Centre, and the University of Regina.