Aerial view of Edmonton's river valley and downtown
Recreation activities must be compatible with conservation of existing natural areas and must require the valley's natural setting.
New or expanded facilities will be those which enhance recreation opportunities, are compatible with conservation and will be located in areas which are already disturbed or where environmental impact will be low.
Trails will provide continuous access through the valley. Trail width, surface and location will be selected to minimize impact on the environment.
Programs will increase awareness of natural and human history; encourage an environmentally responsible attitude toward the valley and promote respect for other valley users.
Did you know?
Edmonton's river valley and ravine system is one of the largest areas of urban parkland in North America, encompassing over 7,400 ha.