We are a not-for-profit organization made up of the seven shareholder municipalities that border the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Metropolitan region. Our goal is to create trail connectivity & access through a balanced approach of preserving, protecting & enhancing one of the largest metropolitan river valley park systems in the world.

OUR STORY

Over 20 years ago a group of volunteers came together with a shared vision – and a shared love for the river valley. That vision grew into a plan of action to transform the river valley into a world-class, integrated, cross-municipality park and trail system. This history set into motion the RVA’s work today in helping municipalities fund the design and construction of projects that connect people to this natural wonder.

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7 Regions. One River Valley.

Our projects & events create opportunities to connect you with the beautiful
& expansive North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Phase I

Wrapping up in 2018, this
$90 million, five-year capital plan includes 13 projects, 70 kms new trails, 1 funicular, 1 footbridge, and
1 community centre.

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Phase II

This five-year $100 million capital plan includes 13 projects, 33 kms new trails, 4 footbridges, 3 boat access points, and 1 waterfront promenade.

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EPCOR Riverfest

An organized float for thousands on the North Saskatchewan River is a highlight of this event that celebrates the beauty of connecting to the River Valley.

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EPCOR RiverFest

The second annual EPCOR RiverFest took place on the second Saturday in August 2018 and brought 2,200 paddlers to float on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, as well as 2,400 total attendees. Thanks to everyone for sharing a love of the river and the river valley – we’ll see you on the water again next year! 

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CREATING CONNECTIONS IN OUR SHAREHOLDER MUNICIPALITIES

Get connected to nature in our seven shareholder
municipalities through River Valley Alliance trail, footbridge, & other projects.

View the Capital Project Phase 2 Map

EDMONTON

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FORT SASKATCHEWAN

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LEDUC

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PARKLAND

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STRATHCONA

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STURGEON

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