EPCOR RiverFest in Edmonton

Saturday August 10, 2019

EPCOR RiverFest is all about the many different ways you can connect with the river valley across several municipalities in our region. While the highlight is a float down the North Saskatchewan River, the event is so much more than that. In addition to the on-the-water activities, attendees will enjoy interactive nature and science activities, introductions to land sports like cycling, and a variety of exhibitors - all with a connection to the river valley, and all geared up to help you get connected with this natural gem that's right here in our backyard.

Choose your boat

We have three kinds of boats available. On the ticket page, please select the type of boat and timing that works best for your group. All rafting participants must read and sign a waiver at the event site.

Small raft: $20 / person

Small rafts fit up to 4 people

Large raft: $20 / person

Large rafts fit up to 16 people (only 12 paddle)

Large canoe: $15 / person

Large canoes fit up to 18 people

Things to know before you float

  • Starting at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, a shuttle bus will take you to Terwillegar Park and you’ll float back to Laurier Park
  • Your rafting fee includes: personal flotation device/life jacket, shuttle and return raft
  • Children must be 6 years old and over 30 lbs
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18
  • You may get wet; avoid jeans
  • Quick drying clothes and water shoes are recommended
  • Come prepared for the weather conditions
  • No alcohol or pets are permitted
  • No refunds will be provided

General float information

  • Arrival Time

    Show up 15 minutes early

  • Float Time

    Up to 2 hrs on the river

  • Safety

    Personal flotation devices/life jackets will be provided

Rafting Waiver

All rafting participants must read and sign a waiver at the event site. A waiver is required for each guest. Guests must show proof of waiver prior to receiving their raft.



Whether you're floating or not, we hope you'll check out these land exhibitors who'll have activities for you to take part in at Laurier Park!

  • Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Alberta Lake Management Society
  • Aquarium Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
  • Ceyana Canoe Club
  • City of Edmonton 
  • Edmonton and Area Land Trust
  • Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club
  • Edmonton Canoe
  • Edmonton Dragon Boats Racing Club
  • Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation 
  • Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club
  • Edmonton Rowing Club
  • Edmonton Trail Runners
  • Edmonton Ultimate Players Association
  • Encor by EPCOR photo station
  • Lifesaving Society Alberta & NWT
  • Lori Frank Fine Art Studio
  • MEC
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
  • Paddle Alberta
  • North West Voyageurs
  • Parks Canada
  • Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
  • Revolution Cycle
  • RVA
  • Sierra Club
  • SmartDrones
  • Sourdough Raft Race Association
  • The Fishin' Hole
  • Trout Unlimited Canada
  • YEG Runners