The Calgary Rivers Users Alliance (CRUA) was formed in 2016 to improve recreational boating access to the Bow and Elbow Rivers in Calgary. More recently we have expanded our scope of initiative to the Bow River Basin.

Our Goals:

  • To advocate for the interests of all river recreation users in the Bow River Basin , including the paddle community, and the sport fishery.
  • To improve recreational boating opportunities within the Bow River Basin.
  • To advocate for a broader scope of working relations with Provincial and municipal government agencies to secure resource to enhance river recreational use.
  • To educate government officials and department leadership about the importance of river recreation, and its contribution to the economy in the Bow River corridor.
  • To work towards the development of a Bow Basin River Recreation Management Plan.
  • To work collaborate with CRUA membership organizations to advance our collective interest with improvements in river recreation management.

Position Statement:

CRUA Position Statement – March 2022

Member Organizations:




 

From a focus on improvements to river access within Calgary, CRUA has expanded stakeholder commitment to a broader Bow River Basin Recreational Management Plan

The following diagram details the extent of CRUA engagement directive.