Harvie Passage – Roadway Access Needs Resolution.

  Calgary River Users Alliance (CRUA) has been in negotiation with both Calgary Parks Department  and Alberta Environment and Parks since Harvie Passage was completed in 2018 to find a solution to improved riverbank access. Since the project’s inception 20 years ago vehicle access and parking assignments have been considered fundamental to recreational use of the […]

McKInnon Flats Closure – September 01, 2020

Press Release from Alberta Environment & Parks: McKinnon Flats is an important site for Bow River access as well as providing nature based experiences. Alberta Environment and Parks will upgrade the McKinnon Flats road in 2020 to increase safe access to the site. Construction will begin on August 31 and continue through until late November. […]

Bowmont Park Fish Habitat Enhancement Project.

The City of Calgary is committed to exploring innovative solutions for supporting watershed health. biodiversity and flood mitigation. One of these solutions is the Fish Habitat Compensation Program, an integrated effort to conserve fish habitat in Calgary. The historical river side channels adjacent to the Bowmont West Park were identified as an excellent location to […]

Bow River Flow Forecasts – Summer 2020

  Bow River flow release forecasts from Ghost and Bearpaw reservoirs are reported by TransAlta to the river user community from April to October. CRUA will post this data on the website each Friday and more frequently if condition warrant. The flow forecasts are a predicted daily average flow and are governed by upstream supply. During the […]

Boat Ramp Update – April 02, 2020

Calgary River Users Alliance has added a new page to our website that will assist river users on which Bow River boat ramps are available from within Calgary and downstream to Carseland. Not all are currently open either due to weather conditions and emergency measures issued by government agencies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 […]

Newsletter March 2020

This winter’s cold weather spell appears to have broken that makes for thoughts of river activities once again. CRUA has been active on a variety of important initiatives over the winter months that will enhance recreational river use in the coming years. The focus of this newsletter is to update existing river user initiatives and […]