The Legacy

The community of Harbour Landing received its name in recognition of Regina’s impressive role in aviation history. Regina is the proud home to several firsts in the advancement of both Canadian and North American aviation, inspiring the theme for the community. Some of Regina’s firsts in aviation history include that:

  • the original air field was located in the Lakeview District and in 1920 Government of Canada Regulators assigned this field the destination of Canada’s first licensed “air harbour”;
  • Roland Groome received the Canadian Commercial Pilot’s License Number 1, and mechanic Robert McCombie was given Air Engineer’s License Number 1 both of which were Regina residents; and
  • Regina was home base to North America’s first air ambulance service.

In addition to naming Harbour Landing after Canada’s first airport, the street and park names celebrate the people, the aircraft, the organizations, and the terms that made aviation history here in Regina.