Want to get on our North Saskatchewan River? How about exploring the entire 88km section of the Capital Region River Valley? Participate in the River Valley Alliance’s End-to-End Challenge this summer!
Every time you complete a leg of the End to End Challenge, post a photo or video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat along with #RVAE2E and be entered to win some exciting RVA prizes. Complete all three legs and earn yourself a bonus entry! The winning entries will be chosen at EPCOR RiverFest on September 16.
1) Devon to Laurier Park 33km: 5.5-6 hours (green segment on map)
The upstream segment begins in Devon’s Voyageur Park and winds between Leduc and Parkland Counties en route to Edmonton’s Laurier Park.
2) Laurier Park to Capilano Park 16km – 3.5 hours (black segment on map)
Picking up where we left off, the central segment departs from Laurier Park and continues through central Edmonton ending at Capilano Park.
3) Capilano Park to Red Coat Landing (Fort Saskatchewan) 33km – 6.5 hours (blue segment on map)
The Downstream Segment departs from Capilano Park and winds through Strathcona County and Sturgeon County on the way to the final destination at Red Coat Landing in the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
How Long Will it Take?
This link provides estimated travel times heading downstream along the river using a slow estimated speed of around 5km/hour. Please note that travel time can vary greatly due to factors such as water flow speed, wind and whether or not you are paddling.
Fishing Info and Safety Precautions
Please take all necessary safety precautions when attempting the challenge. Read through the City of Edmonton’s River Recreation Document for more information about safety on the river. If you want to check the flow of the river, please consult Environment Canada’s report of the North Saskatchewan River flow.
The River Valley Alliance assumes no responsibility for injuries or damages related to participation in the challenge.
by Mackenzie Nugent