MP-0000.158.68 | Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, 1927-28

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, 1927-28
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1927, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , architecture (335) , Canadian Pacific Hotel (2) , commercial (1771) , commercial (84) , hotel (27) , Hotel Saskatchewan (1) , Photograph (77678) , Regina (6)
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"Regina: Regina is the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan, and the most important distributing point in the southern part of the province. Saskatchewan is the greatest wheat producing region of Canada. (Population 38,000.)Here is a view of the Hotel Saskatchewan, opened in 1927, one of the finest hotels in Canada, owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.

Keys to History

The Hotel Saskatchewan was built in Regina in 1927-28. It was one of a chain of hotels constructed and owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The railway's earlier hotels, notably the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, were designed in a distinctive chateau style, but by the late 1920s this was abandoned in favour of a much simpler and less expensive style. The Hotel Saskatchewan was the hub of the city's social life, and as part of the Radisson chain, is still a luxury hotel.

  • What

    The Hotel Saskatchewan was the hub of the social and business life of Saskatchewan's capital city.

  • Where

    The hotel, an imposing brick structure that reflects the pride and optimism of the era in which it was built, is in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan.

  • When

    The Hotel Saskatchewan opened in 1928.

  • Who

    The hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway and is now a part of the Radisson chain.