Canada by Bicycle Day 17: A guide to cycling across Canada.
Bike tour Besant CG to Regina

Moose Jaw, population 32 132, sits on the banks of the Moose Jaw River. The city serves as a hub to the many small farming communities in the area, but also as a popular destination for tourists. If you want to spend the evening in Moose Jaw, check out River Park Campground.

In the early 1900s, most of Moose Jaw’s buildings were heated with steam produced in coal boilers beneath the ground. A series of tunnels was developed to allow workers to service the equipment. During the Prohibition era in the early 1900s, these tunnels were used to produce liquor for both domestic use and export to the United States. Local legend is that Al Capone once lived in these tunnels to oversee the operation. Presently, over 100 000 people annually take the Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour that starts next to the train station in the city’s downtown.

Regina, population 179 246, is Saskatchewan’s capital city and home to the largest legislative building in Canada. Regina, meaning queen in Latin, is also home to the world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy and the RCMP Heritage Museum.

Watch for green flags displaying the citizens of Regina’s enthusiasm for their Canadian Football League (CFL) team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The team’s fans are the most raucous in the country.

City planners can take credit for much of Regina’s beauty. The city is focused around man-made Wascana Lake and over 300 000 trees in the city’s parks were hand planted.

If you need work done on your bike head downtown to Western Cycle.

Your destination for the evening is Kings Acres Campground on the east side of the city, next to the Tourism Regina office. The campground offers free wireless internet, laundry and a small store.

Kilometre Log
0.0Leave the campground heading north down the tree lined road.
1.1Turn right onto HWY 1.
7.9Intersection of HWY 1 & HWY 643.
12.8Caronport. Services available on the highway.
32.4Enter Moose Jaw on HWY 1.
33.9Intersection of HWY 1 & Main Street N.
36.5Mac the Moose.
39.6Cross over Moose Jaw River.
44.4Intersection of HWY 1 & HWY 301 (N) / HWY 39 (S).
98.9Enter Regina on the southeast side of the city.
100.8Exit right and circle 270º clockwise to gain HWY 6 / Albert Street.
106.7Turn right off of Albert Street / HWY 6 onto Victoria Avenue.
110.5Victoria Avenue becomes E Victoria Avenue / HWY 1.
111.1Cycle north on Albert Street.
112.9Turn left onto Prince of Wales Drive.
113.4Turn right and remain on Eastgate Drive.
114.8Turn left into Kings Acres Campground.

View Larger Map