Whirling Disease & the Paddle Community

Whirling Disease was first confirmed in Canada in August 2016 in the Rainbow Trout population at Johnson Lake, Banff National Park. The disease although not harmful to the human population, has a devastating effect on Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout in particular where mortality in juvenile fish has been been reported as high as 90%. Parks Canada […]

Calgary City Council approves River Access Strategy!

On Monday, February 13, 2017, little more than a year after formation of the Calgary River Users’ Alliance (CRUA), the  Calgary River Access Strategy (RAS) was approved by City Council. As the full impact of the RAS rolls out over the next 6 years we will see the number of boat ramps increase from 6 to […]

The River Access Strategy Would Not Have Happened Without Member Support

  A big THANK YOU goes out to all Calgary River Users’ Alliance member organizations for their support of the Calgary River Access Strategy. Without this engagement by the local community it would have been difficult to see passage of the strategy through Community & Protective Services Committee and finally Calgary City Council Approval. At […]

Calgary’s River Access Strategy Released to the Public

Calgary’s River Access Strategy will be presented to Community & Protective Services Committee Meetings on February, 01, 2017. The River Access Strategy strategy is an all encompassing document that addresses the needs of recreation river users for more boat and hand launch sites. From a review of more than 25 potential sites, 12 new or improved […]

Calgary’s River Access Strategy Support Needed

The Calgary  River Access Strategy will be presented to the City of Calgary’s Community & Protective Services Committee(CPS) on February 1, 2017 for discussion, public input and hopefully approval before being presented to City Council for approval in March. From a list of 25 sites given consideration for development, the list is now down to 12 […]

Old Refinery Park Proposed as Replacement for 17 Ave SE / Cushing Bridge Boat Ramp

As part of the stakeholder consultation with Calgary’s River Access Strategy, Calgary River Users Alliance has been negotiating with Calgary Parks to open 17 Ave./Cushing Bridge Boat Ramp to public access. Unfortunately, the Calgary Fire Department could not grant public access to trailered drift boat and rafts. The following Report  documents the reasoning behind the decision […]