The Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) provides enhanced visitor experiences and educational programming in Wascana Centre and at Government House to inspire pride in Saskatchewan’s Capital City while focusing on stewardship and operating Wascana Centre.
Wascana Centre is a vast parkland space consisting of more than 1,900 acres (772 hectares) of urban park space, a 300-acre (120 hectares) lake, and 14.3 kilometres of paved and unpaved pathways. Wascana Centre is home to many tourist attractions, including the Legislative Building and grounds, Conexus Arts Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, a marina, the Trans Canada Trail, and a Habitat Conservation Area. Wascana Centre hosts approximately 400 events annually.
The Wascana Centre Master Plan provides a roadmap to guide future growth, development and sustainability in Wascana Park and beyond. The role of the master plan is to ensure that ongoing development, both landscape and institutional, furthers the founding vision of Wascana Centre. This vision, or pillars, includes the development of the Saskatchewan Legislative Grounds, the enlargement of educational research opportunities, the advancement of the cultural arts, the improvement of recreational opportunities, and the conservation of the environment and the operation of the Wascana Centre.
The original plan for the area that now includes Wascana Centre was prepared in 1913. The first master plan was prepared in 1962. The most recent update to the master plan was completed in 2016. All Wascana Centre master plans have a one-hundred-year long-term vision.
The master plan is currently up for a review and renewal. The 2023 Master Plan will be the 11th Wascana Centre Master Plan. This master plan will include ten-year conceptual deliverables, in addition to a one-hundred-year long-term vision.
The PCC conducted a tendering process and has retained DTAH and Praxis Consulting to help update the 2016 Wascana Centre Master Plan. DTAH is an award-winning architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design firm in Toronto, who has prepared six master plans for Wascana Centre since 1982. Praxis Consulting is a local Saskatchewan firm that provides engagement expertise.
The eight principles guiding public engagement for the Wascana Centre Master Plan Review and Renewal are:
- Transparent and accountable
- Provincial perspectives
- Time sensitive
- Inclusive and accessible
- Mutually respectful and understandable
- Innovative and continuously improving
Opportunities for Input
Public and stakeholder engagement are critical components of the Wascana Centre Master Plan Review and Renewal. There are many ways to share your voice throughout the process.
The PCC policies and procedures call for the Master Plan Review and Renewal to be conducted in five stages and completed by December 2023. A Public Participation Plan has been developed. It identifies how the public and stakeholders will be engaged, the stages of the process as well as specific activities and timelines. Feedback from the public and stakeholders will be welcomed in stages one through four, with final approval being sought in stage five.
All Saskatchewan residents interested in the future growth, development, and sustainability of Wascana Centre are invited to participate in the upcoming public events. Share your perspectives on the most important topics and issues when it comes to Wascana Centre. Tell us what you like about Wascana Centre and where improvements can be made.
Stage 1 - Assessment of Current Conditions
Learn more about what a master plan is, and how your feedback can help influence the next master plan for Wascana Centre.
One-on-one interviews with Indigenous Community Leaders
Indigenous Sharing Circle at First Nations University of Canada, First Nations Veteran Memorial Teepee (Atrium, 1 First Nations Way), on February 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Public open house at Wascana Place (2900 Wascana Drive), on February 15, 2023, at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Online survey - February 13 to 24, 2023
Report on what we heard in a summary document planned for mid- to late March 2023.
Stage 2 - Vision and Objectives
Create public awareness about the master plan review and renewal process.
Gain public input and Indigenous community input on the draft vision and objectives for the new master plan.
Gather feedback on key planning principles, purposes or pillars of the master plan, and potential future improvements and major developments.
One-on-one interviews with Indigenous Community Leaders
Online survey - June 3 to 19, 2023
- On-site pop-ups:
- Pop-up engagements are quick and casual ways of hearing from community members by bringing the conversation to the community.
- Six three-hour pop-ups will be staffed with two consultants in community spaces throughout Regina. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Refreshments will be available, while supplies last.
- Sticky notes will be available on-site to add feedback to panel boards.
- Tablets will be available for people to participate in the online survey.
- Pop-up details:
|Date||June 3, 2023||June 7, 2023||June 10, 2023||June 11, 2023||June 14, 2023||June 17, 2023|
3 p.m. –
|11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
12 p.m. –
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
10 a.m. –
|12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
Mosaic Festival of Cultures
International Trade Centre,
REAL District, 1700 Elphinstone Street
3355 6th Avenue
Opening Blessing at 11:30 am
Wascana Centre North Shore Boat Landing
Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre
3130 Woodhams Drive
Regina Farmer’s Market, Pat Fiacco Plaza
2190 Victoria Avenue
The Studio, Cornwall Centre
2102 11th Avenue
- Virtual pop-up:
- A three-hour pop-up will be staffed with two consultants online.
- Come-and-go-style virtual event, with information reset every 30 minutes.
- Participants will provide feedback through direct message to consultants.
- Link/QR code to online survey will be provided.
- Pop-up details:
|Date||June 13, 2023|
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
|Location||Virtual Pop-Up June 13|
Report on what we heard in a summary document planned for late August 2023.
Stage 3 - Initial Draft of Master Plan
Create public awareness about the master plan review and renewal
Present key recommendations for proposed updates to the master plan
Gather public and Indigenous community input on proposed updates to the master plan
One-on-one interviews with Indigenous community leaders
Indigenous Sharing Circle at the mâmawêyatitân centre (multipurpose room, 3355 6th Avenue) on October 4, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- First Nations and Métis citizens are invited to participate in the Sharing Circle.
- The event will begin with an opening blessing.
- A meal will be provided.
- Participants are invited to drop in at any time and review information on the poster boards, listen to the presentation at 6:30 p.m., provide input, and ask questions.
- No recording will occur.
Public open house at the Science Centre (Atrium, 2903 Powerhouse Drive) on October 3, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Everyone is welcome to this come-and-go public open house.
- Refreshments will be provided.
- Participants are invited to drop in at any time and review information on the poster boards, listen to the presentation, provide input, and ask questions.
- Presentation times are 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (same material). The presentation will be recorded and posted here after the open house.
Report on what we heard in a summary document planned for November 2023.
Stage 4 - Final Draft of Master Plan
Provide feedback on final draft of master plan.
Report on what we heard in a summary document planned for late December 2023.
Stage 5 - Approval of the Master Plan
PCC Board of Directors review and approval of the master plan.
Approved master plan posted on this website
Final report on what we heard
For more details, click here to see the full Public Participation Plan.
The Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) is composed of three participating parties: the Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Regina, and the University of Regina. The PCC manages Wascana Centre and Government House.
About the PCC:
Hope and Dream
We desire a world where plants, animals and people thrive in co-existence, and where natural and built environments are in harmony and bring beauty and fulfilment to the lives of all.
The PCC enhances pride and quality of life for the general public, tenants and landowners, users and future generations. PCC is a public asset governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives of the Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Regina and the University of Regina. The PCC is responsible for the preservation and stewardship of the land, heritage and culture; enhancement and maintenance of assets and service delivery; facilitation of visitor experiences; and regulation of use.
PCC is a beautiful, protected and cherished place and space to experience nature, history, learnings and events. Designed for its prairie eco-system, it is relevant for the now and sustainable for the future. We are proud of and celebrate the PCC as an important part of our provincial identity.
We are answerable for the environmental and financial sustainability of the PCC. Our decisions are made in the interest of future generations. We are proud of what PCC has become and is becoming.
We embrace change. Like our environment, PCC is ever-evolving and we will guide that change with innovation and ingenuity.
We acknowledge the greatest accountability afforded to us in stewarding the beautiful land and culture of the PCC. We honour this through transparency, honesty and integrity.
We serve and respect the needs of all. With attention to accessibility and inclusion, we embrace and thrive through openness and diversity in our citizen-centered approach.
Our natural and built environments offer beauty and enjoyment. We are passionate about facilitating a diversity of experiences to our users and the public.
The PCC is responsible for land use management of Wascana Centre, which includes conservation, improvement, landscape construction, landscape maintenance, the construction of service facilities and updating the master plan.
Additional information about the PCC, including previous versions of the Wascana Centre Master Plan, is available at wascana.ca.