Visitors in Regina looking for something interesting to do now have an easy way to find it thanks to a new kiosk.
On Monday, the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC), Tourism Regina and other partners launched the kiosk in Wascana Place, which is across from the Marina.
It includes maps, brochures and even a virtual reality headset that gives a hint of what Regina has to offer.
Ken Cheveldayoff, minister responsible for the PCC, said it’s a welcoming room for tourists.
“It’s bright; it’s inviting,” Cheveldayoff said.
He said there will be an opportunity for guests to voice their experience in Regina.
“We’re also monitoring what other provinces and other cities do across the country to ensure that experience is as up to date as possible,” Cheveldayoff said.
John Lee, President and CEO of Economic Development, said Regina currently has about 2 million tourists every year, but they want to raise that number to 2.5 million in the next number of years.
He said restaurants are often a unique aspect of the city that tourists don’t know about.
“If you go downtown into the core of the city, you can actually experience a pretty diverse menu,” Lee said.
Aside from places to eat, he said Regina has increasing breweries and tourist destinations like the RCMP Heritage Centre and Government House.
To promote these attractions, the kiosk is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily until Aug. 28.