Regina’s retail shopping hours are generally from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 or 6 pm. Monday through Saturday. Many shopping malls and stores are open evenings until 9 pm. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Most large retailers (like Wal-Mart) and grocery stores (Superstore, Safeway, Extra Foods) are open until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Malls offer Sunday shopping from 12 – 5 pm. at the store owner’s discretion.
The main shopping district in Regina is the Market Square area, found in the heart of downtown. This area is nestled between the Regina Casino (by the railway tracks) on the north, and 13th Ave on the south. The East to West boundaries are Osler Street to Angus Street. This area in downtown Regina has more than 700 retail stores, services, theatres, restaurants and other attractions. Also downtown is Southern Saskatchewan’s largest shopping mall, the Cornwall Centre.
Just west of downtown
This area, just west of downtown is a charming, friendly turn from the large department stores. The neighbourhood has plenty of parking and is full of funky, unique, one-of-a-kind shops. This is where you find many of Regina’s “alternative” shops for merchandise, herbal healing, services, and gifts.
East of downtown toward the Trans Canada Highway
This is the busiest, most booming area of the city. Located along the Trans Canada Highway, this district has a large mall, several big-box retailers and home centres, and many smaller stores and hotels. Currently, 40-60 stores and restaurants are on a waiting list to open up on Victoria East, so it is growing, and getting bigger and better. Every time you drive by, you will notice something new, or something being built. It has become almost a city in itself.
South of downtown toward the Trans-Canada highway
Albert Street is Regina’s answer to Yonge Street in Toronto. It runs from one end of the city to the other, and a drive up and down Albert will satisfy all your shopping needs. Little stores, big stores, and three malls–you name it, Albert Street has got it.