River Valley Alliance Projects

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On January 23, 2013, the City of Edmonton received $72.9-million in funding from the River Valley Alliance and the provincial and federal governments for five initiatives that will increase access to the river valley.


Photo of the Edmoton river valley with downtown in the distance.

Building Connections

The City of Edmonton has received $72.9 million in funding to support five initiatives that will improve connectivity within the river valley.


Terwillegar Park Footbridge

Artist rendering of proposed Terwillegar Foot Bridge

Connecting the Banks

A new footbridge will link Terwillegar Park with the trail system east of Fort Edmonton.

Boat Docks and Launches

Photo of canoeists paddling on the North Saskatchewan River

More Ways to Enjoy the River

Docks and launches will be built to allow greater public access to the river.

West End Trails

Photo of Edmonton river valley trail

Enhancing our Trail System

New and upgraded trails will link the Terwillegar Park Footbridge to existing trails.

East End Trails

Photo or Edmonton river valley in fall

New Trails to Discover

About 16 km of new paved and gravel trails will be built in east Edmonton.

Mechanized Access and Touch the Water

Photo of promenade in Louis McKinney Riverfront Park

Enhancing River Valley Access

These two initiatives will increase access to the river valley from the downtown core and will enhance connections to the trail system and the North Saskatchewan River.


For More Information

Rob Marchak

Title Director of Strategic Projects