River Access Strategy
A 10-year River Access Strategy is being developed to define locations and regulations around building water-side infrastructure and amenities within the City of Edmonton to enhance enjoyment of the North Saskatchewan River by existing and future users.
The strategy will balance environmental stewardship with encouraging a broader appreciation for activities on the river and in the river valley.
The River Access Strategy working group is gathering input from residents and river users, community organizations and other stakeholders to determine priorities and other ideas for improving access and use to the North Saskatchewan River.
River Access Principles Survey
Based on feedback gleaned from stakeholder discussions, user focus sessions and a recent online survey, five principles have been drafted to guide the City's decision-making process for new and refurbished river recreation infrastructure.
Residents interested in the future of Edmonton's river valley are encourage to take this online survey* to help us test these principles.
*Note: The survey is open until July 25, 2014.
The North Saskatchewan River Valley is one of North America’s largest urban parks and stewardship of this resource is important to Edmonton. Access to the river and its valley is an essential to Edmonton’s quality of life.
Within Edmonton's city limits, the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Valley include many parks, natural areas, trails, and infrastructure including boating facilities, launches, hand launches and docks, that are owned by the City and designed for use by the public, partner groups and Emergency Response
The River Access strategy will provide development guidelines for current and future infrastructure including boat docks and launches and supporting amenities (access roads, connecting trails, parking lots, storage facilities, and associated amenities) in the North Saskatchewan River Valley to balance environmental stewardship while encouraging a broader appreciation for activities on the river and in the river valley.
The strategy will be designed to a 10 year time horizon for guiding implementation.
For more information:
Park & Facility Development
PO Box 2359
12th Floor CN Tower
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311