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.
7 Regions. One River Valley.
Our projects & events create opportunities to connect you with the beautiful
& expansive North Saskatchewan River Valley.
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.
This five-year $100 million capital plan includes 13 projects, 33 kms new trails, 4 footbridges, 3 boat access points, and 1 waterfront promenade.
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.
Become an RVA Ambassador
RVA Ambassadors share their love of the North Saskatchewan River Valley with others by promoting and raising awareness of the trails, pedestrian bridges, and other RVA projects that make it easier for everyone to connect with our amazing river valley.
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!