River Valley Connections

Connect with your river valley through these local organizations!

Aquatic Biosphere Project

The Aquatic Biosphere Project is creating a world-class attraction for the Edmonton Metro Region that brings together the life that exists in, on and around water, the conservation actions going on to protect it, and an exploration of the relationship of water and human culture celebrations and impacts.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

CPAWS is Canada's pre-eminent, non-profit wilderness protection organization. Together, we are working to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild forever.

Edmonton Area Pipeline and Utility Operators’ Committee (EAPUOC)

EAPUOC is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that includes companies, municipalities and agencies who are committed to community safety and awareness.

Edmonton Rowing Club

From its Boathouses and Indoor Training Centre in Buena Vista Park, the Edmonton Rowing Club offers an unparalleled rowing experience in the natural beauty of the mighty North Saskatchewan River valley. The ERC offers a variety of programs catering to all ages and skill levels.

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)

The NSWA is a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve water quality, water quantity and the health of our watershed.

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North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

The mission of the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper is to restore, preserve, and protect the water quality and biodiversity of our watershed through actions that inform, connect, and protect the North Saskatchewan River watershed.

Edmonton & Area Land Trust

The Edmonton and Area Land Trust is a conservation charity, working to conserve our natural heritage for future generations.

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Community Standards Peace Officers

Park Rangers ensure that the river valley is a safe and enjoyable recreational space. Equally important is their aim to maintain healthy co-existence between the valley's plants and wildlife, and the four million people that visit every year.

Trout Unlimited Canada

Trout Unlimited Canada’s mission is to conserve, protect, and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystem.

River Valley Adventure Co.

Whether you're just visiting or born and raised, River Valley Adventure Co. is the best way to experience Edmonton's River Valley. 

The Fishin' Hole

The Fishin' Hole has been serving anglers in Western Canada since 1975 and operates five retail locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba - Canada. We are proud to offer expertise and competitive fishing products in the International Market.

Edmonton Canoe

Edmonton Canoe offers days of fun on the water with canoe and kayak tours on the North Saskatchewan from end of May to end of September in and around Edmonton. 

Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club & Kids Run Wild

The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club runs regular orienteering events in city parks and in the forest, as well as run Kids Run Wild daycamps and programs.

Devon Fish & Game

Since 1969, the Devon Fish & Game Club has worked to promote the conservation of fish, wildlife, and natural resources in the province of Alberta. We strive to educate the people of our community and instil strong values ensuring the sustainability of those resources for future generations to enjoy.

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort has been providing winter fun to the Edmonton area for over 60 years! Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is Edmonton’s largest local ski and snowboard resort located in the scenic North Saskatchewan River valley 15 minutes South West of Edmonton. 

Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

The Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is a hands-on education centre. Make your own energy with a pedal bike generator or go under the earth's surface in a virtual tour that gets you up close to the oozing oil that's buried deep in the ground.

River Lifestyle Co.

River Lifestyle Co, will be providing adult and child river tubes at the Devon event! Established in 2018, they're a new family run and family-orientated river tubing rental company with a focus on creating a fun and safe activity for families to enjoy.

Lake2Land Lifesytle

Lake2Land Lifestyle will be providing stand-up paddleboards for you to try as part of a small guided tour at the Devon event! Test out your core strength and try something new in a small group setting with a professionally certified instructor—no previous experience required! 


Aquabatics will be offering two clinics at the Devon location to help you improve your skills—one about the basics of river kayaking, and the other about kayak fishing!

Aquabatics, which is a retail store that specializes in on-water equipment, also put together a great blog all about the best places to paddle in and around Edmonton.

Haskin Canoe

Haskin Canoe will be providing voyageur canoes for the Edmonton event.

Haskin Canoe's rental shack at Elk Island National Park is open from May to September, offering canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. But they also specialize in voyageur canoe tours, with the largest fleet of big canoes in Alberta.

RiverWatch Alberta

RiverWatch Alberta provides the large rafts for the Edmonton event. They help science classes to explore a 10 km section of their local river during a raft float trip. Along the way, students make shoreline stops to conduct water chemistry and biology tests. Back at school, the water quality data is used to answer the question, "How healthy is your river?"