To create a continuous world class metropolitan river valley park system from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan.
To preserve, protect and enhance the river valley to create one of the largest river valley park systems for the year-round accessibility and enjoyment of its citizens and visitors.
There are three key words that epitomize what the River Valley Alliance is all about. They are:
We can preserve this river valley for the benefit of our future generations.
We can protect the pristine areas of the river valley to ensure they remain the home of a wide range of wildlife and fauna. At the same time, we can enhance appropriate areas of the river valley by improving access, developing amenities and in doing so enhancing our quality of life.
The RVA vision balances protecting the natural capital of the river valley while ensuring our residents and visitors can access and enjoy the river valley for a variety of active and passive pursuits.
The Capital Region River Valley Park covers 18,000 acres linking over 88 kilometres through the North Saskatchewan River valley. It is destined to become a world-class river front park that would be to the Capital Region what Stanley Park is to Vancouver or Central Park is to New York.