we heart regina

We asked people around our head office in Vancouver to share a congratulations message for our new store in Regina, Saskatchewan, that opens on January 25th. Watch the video below and then read on to learn more about why we heart Regina from Devon, a Regina local.

regina: fast facts

Location: The heart of the prairies
Population: 193,101
Number of yoga studios: 5
Average winter temperature: The average low in January is -23 degrees Celsius. But with windchill -23 can quickly feel like -40!
Known for: Regina is known for our generous, friendly people, Rider [editor's note: the Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional football team in case you didn't know, eh?] pride, frigid winters, Wascana lake and prairie lightning storms.
What's up with the watermelons? If you've been to a Rider game, you get it.

this city is different

Perhaps 'city' is not the correct word to describe the thriving prairie metropolis that is Regina, Saskatchewan. While our city limits are quickly expanding, something unique remains in the communities that exist within Regina. It's no secret that Regina folk are of hearty stock. Braving some of the coldest temperatures in the country will do that; everyone becomes a friend in need in -40 degree weather. But there is something more unique about this city than our four distinct seasons and our deep appreciation for all things green, containing the words 'rough' and 'riders' and a little game called football. It's our sense of community.

take a run

Ask any Regina local where to go for a run, and they will respond “Wascana Lake” in lightning speed. Located in the heart of the city, the beautiful 10K loop around the lake inspires runners, bikers, dog walkers and everything in between to bust a lap during the warm months - and the die-hards to persevere through our windy winters.

Fun fact: the prairies are extremely flat. Hate hills? Geography has taken care of those pesky bumps for you.

the yoga scene

Regina is home to some of the most bad-ass yogis in the prairies. Dying for an ashtanga full primary practice? Get your asana to Yoga Mala. Craving a hot class on a fridgid winter day? Ambassador Tina Hnatiuk’s classes at Bodhi Tree Yoga will warm you inside and out.

Handstands at our Regina pop-up event last summer!

join us

Join us for an evening of yoga and celebration as we ignite the light of the Regina yoga community. We are officially here to stay, and would love to meet you on your mat. The amazing Colin Hall will lead us through a 60 minute all-levels yoga practice. Bring your mat and bring your friends!

Go here for more details and to RSVP.

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The loop around the lake is only 4 kilometres. The park is bigger than that (9.3 square kilometres), but the lake doesn’t take up the whole space.

Comment by Ashley — January 21, 2013 @ 11:11 am

I hope you guys make a special Roughriders line to celebrate the new store! Although, I think you’ll find that line to be popular across Canada! We may move from Saskatchewan, but we don’t forget about our riders!! (At least let it be available online ;) )

Comment by Kara H — January 22, 2013 @ 5:35 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Regina has been waiting for lulu lemon for soooo long:) we are your biggest fans and wear your items proudly… Just like our green and white!! Can’t wait to start shopping.

Comment by Angie — January 22, 2013 @ 6:00 am

Both sides of the lake is 10 km – You just need to loop out by the University.

Comment by Kelly — January 22, 2013 @ 7:05 am

Lululemon will do really well in Regina! I lived there for 3 lulu free years and I was very sad! :)

Despite the cold, Regina has a really active running and yoga community.

Where will you be moving in?

Comment by Jenn — January 22, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

Hi Jenn,
We’ll be opening our doors January 25th and we’re super excited to be there!

~ Siya
Social Media Educator

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 22, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

What colour lip stuff is Emily wearing on her lips?! (In your Regina video) brand and colour? LOVE IT!!! Please post it up here and I will check back! :) Thanks!

Comment by Sara — January 23, 2013 @ 11:39 am

fresh, sugary glow.
I live by it.

Comment by emily — January 23, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

I am really happy Regina has a Lululemon , Know i don’t have to get my mom to drive me to Saskatoon just to go to Lululemon!

Comment by Mariah — January 25, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

Don’t forget the multiple dance studios and artists who perform outdoors for fantastic festivals! And for those who aren’t into the concrete running scene, there are awesome valley trails 15-20 minutes out of town.

Comment by Maria — January 27, 2013 @ 10:59 am

Thanks emily!!

Comment by Sara — January 27, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

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