To create a continuous integrated river valley park system in the Alberta Capital Region, from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan.
The River Valley Alliance has a compelling goal – to preserve, protect and enhance the river valley – to create one of the largest river valley parks in the world, and to create a legacy for generations to come.
The RVA goal is to connect the many parks, trails and other green spaces along the capital region into one continuous publicly-accessible park. When complete, it will be the longest metropolitan park in North America at 88 km and one of the largest at 18,000 acres.
The RVA has three primary roles:
- Coordinate river valley planning and development within the seven member municipalities
- Ensure the plans respond to and balance the social, recreation, environment and economic needs of capital region residents
- Raise funds to bring the plans to reality
The River Valley Alliance (RVA) RVA was formed in 1996 by the seven municipalities bordering the Capital Region’s North Saskatchewan River: Town of Devon, Parkland County, Leduc County, City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County and City of Fort Saskatchewan. RVA was incorporated as a not for profit company under Part Nine of the Companies Act of Alberta on March 5, 2003. The seven municipalities bordering the North Saskatchewan River Valley are the company’s founding shareholders. More >>
RVA is governed by a sixteen member Board of Directors, comprised of a combination of eight elected municipal directors, seven directors at large and the chair of the RVA Advisory Committee. Two citizens from each municipality represent the RVA Advisory Committee, with the exception of Edmonton which has six representatives. These appointments are made by each of the respective municipal shareholders.