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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EPCOR RiverFest returns August 10 , 2019!

The North Saskatchewan River connects us all. The best way to appreciate it is by getting on it! The River Valley Alliance invites you to celebrate the river valley park system and our river at EPCOR RiverFest August 10, 2019. Join in the outdoor fun at two river valley locations – Edmonton and Devon.

Buy tickets to #baskonthesask and float on the river in a raft, canoe and more. After your float, enjoy a variety of outfitters and clubs featuring FREE outdoor activities to help you get active in our river valley. Tickets available now. 


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.