Why is Regina called the “Queen City”

Before it became a city, the explorers, fur traders, surveyors and settlers who moved through the area called it “Pile of Bones” because of the buffalo bones piled there by Aboriginal peoples who hunted in the area. In 1882 the new community was given a regal name, Regina, in honour of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. Regina is the Latin word for queen, which is why Regina is often called the Queen City. In Regina you will find many streets with names drawn from this regal heritage.

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