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We’re thrilled that the completion of this trail project brings us another step closer in the River Valley Alliance’s vision to connect the entire North Saskatchewan River Valley park system from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan.

Connecting people to the river valley – and through the river valley, both literally and figuratively – is what the River Valley Alliance is all about.

This 16 km of new trail not only supports continuous access to the river valley on the east side of the city. It also connects the Clover Bar area to the Anthony Henday pedestrian bridge crossing, recently constructed by the Province of Alberta.

And it’s part of the River Valley Alliance’s Phase I Capital Program. Over the last 6 years through our Phase I Capital Program, the RVA and its 7 municipal shareholders have built 70 km of new trails, 1 footbridge, the West River’s Edge Pavilion, and the Edmonton Funicular.   

This model demonstrates that collaboration works. Because none of this would be possible without the support of our municipal shareholders, and provincial and federal governments.

The RVA Plan of Action – which was created over 10 years ago when regional stakeholders came together over a shared love for the North Saskatchewan River Valley in their communities – is coming to life. And that’s very exciting.  

Thank you to Mayor Iveson, Council and Administration for the support and investment by the City of Edmonton for this important project that will be enjoyed by so many.

Thank you to our federal and provincial partners for the vital support from your governments.

We look forward to continuing this collaboration with all partners as we launch Phase II of our Capital Program. We’re getting closer to completing our end-to-end trail connectivity.

And with everyone’s support, we’ll achieve this.