The River Valley Planning Modernization Project will renew our strategic planning for the River Valley and the processes and tools for evaluating and regulating development that is proposed within the system. 

Phase 2 engagement has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in this phase. All of the input we received will inform our next steps in this work, and will help us get to better project outcomes. A summary report of Phase 2 engagement is being prepared and will be shared on the website when it is complete.

Edmonton’s City Plan, approved by City Council in 2020, describes the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System as “the most important feature of our city.” It is a vital ecological corridor, a valued recreation destination, a place of incredible cultural significance and a draw for visitors throughout the region.

The question at the heart of the project is this: How will we ensure that the River Valley, the backbone of our open space network, remains vibrant and ecologically resilient as the city grows?