Regina began as an agricultural community, providing a distribution point for farm materials and produce for a wide area. In the early 1880’s, there was little here – just fertile land, a small creek and a great deal of potential.
Originally called Pile of Bones because of the huge piles of buffalo bones left in the area by First Nation hunters, the community was renamed Regina (latin for “queen”) after Queen Victoria who was the monarch at the time. It has been the “Queen City” ever since. You will find many streets and place names in the city that are in honour of royalty.
Regina grew quickly during its first few years, becoming a city in 1903. When Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, Regina was chosen as its capital.