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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


EPCOR RiverFest back for a third year!

The third annual EPCOR RiverFest, which took place on August 10, 2019, brought together 6,000 people (including 2,600 paddlers) over a shared love of the river valley and its park system. We can’t wait to welcome you back in 2020!