Regina, Saskatchewan’s capital city, is situated on Wascana Creek in the south-central part of the province, originated as a hunters’ camp and was known as Pile O’Bones for the heaps of bones left after skinning and cutting buffalo.

Capt. John Palliser, the explorer, visited the site in 1857 and called it Wascana, derived from its Cree Indian name, Oskana. With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882, it was renamed Regina in reference to Queen Victoria.

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