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Nestled along the northeast portion of Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River (17 Street NE and 153 avenue NE), the 190 acre property, previously known as Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, boasts charming features such as:
The City will be initiating a process later this year to develop a long-term vision and plan for the Park. This process will include engagement opportunities with residents and stakeholders to contribute ideas and perspectives for the future of the park.
Booking opportunities for conferences, retreats, large group events, and weddings opened on October 1, 2023.
Facility Bookings is offering a promotional discount for bookings that take place in 2023. All bookings placed in the month of October for the Northeast River Valley Park's Events Center and photography packages with event dates occurring through the end of 2023 (ending December 31, 2023) will have a 20% discount applied.
Skating is currently not permitted on the lake due to the use of underwater aeration machines. While these machines are important for maintaining a healthy aquatic ecosystem, they also prevent the lake from freezing solid enough to support ice skating.
School programming is now available for the 2023-2024 school year. Program offerings vary by the season.
Booking opportunities are now available for the 2024 season.
Drop-in picnic sites are now available. Bookable sites will be online for the spring/summer 2024 season. Sites include barbecue and picnic table.
On-site amenities include the following:
This new Northeast River Valley Park is 190 acres, or 77 hectares. This makes the park larger than Hawrelak Park’s 168 acres, or 68 hectares, and just smaller than Rundle Park’s 192 acres, or 85 hectares (minus the golf course).
Bookings are now available for the Event Centre and open spaces.
Currently, long-term commercial uses are not available. Consideration for short-term or mobile opportunities may be considered starting in 2024.
Visitors can enjoy many river valley park activities, such as hiking, cycling, picnicking and bird watching. Ski trails and snowshoeing are available this winter. The lake is available for non-motorized boating in spring/summer. The Event Centre is open for bookings.
Public camping is not available at this location.
This site can be accessed through the River Valley trail network (the nearest park is Hermitage Park at 6.1km away) or by vehicle access from 153 avenue and 9 street. The nearest transit centre is Clareview Transit Station and the nearest bus route is 121.
Yes! This park is connected to the River Valley trail network. Cycle/pedestrian access is available all the way from west Edmonton to east Edmonton.
From downtown Edmonton, the drive is approximately 25 minutes. For comparison, it is 25 minutes from downtown Edmonton to Terwillegar Park
Yes! There are public washroom facilities in the park. We are working on what the availability of these facilities will be.
Yes! We are excited to offer public non-motorized boating access at this site. There is a hand launch located near the Lakefront Lodge building. Personal flotation devices are required to access the water. There are no lifeguards on duty.
No. Public swimming is not permitted.
This park does not currently have picnic sites designated for alcohol consumption although this may be considered in the future.
Picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic shelters are not available to book.
Dogs are only permitted on leash and on a trail.
There are currently no food services available on site. This is being considered for the future.
Some amenities, such as the Event Centre, are accessible. Park pathways and parking areas are currently gravel.
There are approximately 2.3km of walking trails, including a 1.5km lakeside loop.