13 km of hiking and cycling trails (cross country trails in the winter)
5 km pet-friendly, year-long hiking trail with a parking lot at each end
Directions White Butte Recreation Site is just under 20 minutes east of Regina. Drive east out of the city and take the second White City exit (SK-48 S towards White City). Turn left onto SK-48. Take the second left (at the dead end) heading west onto the service road. In 600m turn right onto Frank Lake Rd. In about 2 km, you will see a sign for one of the free parking lots to park your car.
The following details are informed by the Regina Ski Club's webpage on White Butte, and Tourism Saskatchewan's White Butte webpage. The White Butte Recreation Site is a beautiful series of wide, easy hiking trails (cross country ski trails in the winter). The site is maintained through the efforts of the Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport; the Regina Ski Club; and the Regina Multisport Club. Apparently we almost lost this space during some highway rerouting several years ago. It was saved and preserved due to some community organizations and dedicated volunteers. White Butte offers many amazing little treasures and groves that make this one huge beautiful playspace.
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.