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Ah, summertime — absolutely nothing can ruin those summertime vibes, except maybe:

  • Watching Paw Patrol 24/7
  • Having to listen to the Gummy Bear song on repeat
  • Constantly being asked “Are we there yet?” on family road trips

While we may not be able to help with the last one, we can help you escape some of the annoyances that come along with the kiddos not being in school.

Are you still unsure if you are ready to venture out of the house this summer? Continue reading to find out more about Kelsey’s weekend getaway to Soaked! Waterpark and The Atlas° Hotel.


When I was a little girl, I often remember going on little family getaways to cities in our province, staying at a hotel, and going water sliding with our family and friends. Those weekends away, were some of the best childhood memories that I have. Our getaways usually included exploring the city, eating in new restaurants, playing tag on the hotel elevators, and of course racing each other down the water slides. I am pretty sure most of our family getaways centred around my brother and his sports, killing two birds with one stone, but either way it was always a blast. I knew when I grew up and had a family of my own, that I would want to take them away for weekends, to do the exact same thing, and make the same amazing memories. After the last couple of years, this February, we were due for some quality family time to take our minds off the stresses of the world.

I had looked into going to a few places in Saskatoon, as it is a closer city to where we live, but then a few of my friends had posted on Instagram about The Atlas° Hotel in Regina, and I was extremely intrigued! The hotel, which was once The Travelodge, is in a great location near downtown, the University, shopping malls, restaurants, Mosaic Stadium, Wascana Park, and Regina International Airport. PLUS, the hotel featured the really cool “Soaked Waterpark”, which boasts two waterslides, a light up spray pad, a digital water curtain, swimming pool and a hot tub. We also had always wanted to take the kids to the Saskatchewan Science Centre located in Regina, so we decided to make the trek there. I reached out to the hotel, and fortunately for us, they were willing and extremely excited to host our family.

Upon arrival, I was immediately impressed with the modern renovations, and pleasing aesthetic of the hotel. A cozy sitting area with leather furniture, a massive fireplace, a winding staircase, marble reception desk, fruit infused water, and friendly staff greeted us. We were then given our wrist bands to the waterpark, and we made our way to our main floor room. I wasn’t sure if I would like a main floor room, as normally I am quite snobby about the views of a hotel room, but the convenience of our main floor room location, made it completely worth it. Actually at our next stay, that is what I will request again. It was easy to access the front desk with any questions, I didn’t have to chase my children down halls or elevators, the restaurant was on the main floor, as well as the gym, and the entrance to the waterpark.

Check out the rest of Kelsey's blog!