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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 […]

Calgary’s River Access Strategy goes to City Council in March 2017

Calgary’s RIVER ACCESS STRATEGY addresses the Notice of Motion to Calgary City Council approved in June 2016 with the intention of providing easier, safer, legal, and environmentally sustainable river access along the Bow and Elbow rivers. This strategy aims to: Provide increased user access to the Bow and Elbow rivers, so that Calgarians can enjoy a healthy and […]

Harvie Passage Redevelopment on Schedule

The following is an update from Chuck Lee, Alberta Whitewater Association: Mike Holroyd, Mark Taylor and I did a site tour of Harvie Passage on November 18, 2016 with Darren Shepard and Chuck Slack from the engineering team to see the progress on the High Water Channel. Over the last several months, the construction has […]

Calgary River Users Alliance, Alberta Whitewater Association and Paddle Alberta oppose the City of Calgary closure of Boat Launches

Press Release: May 10, 2016 What: The Calgary Rivers Users Alliance (CRUA), the Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) , Paddle Alberta and the flyfishing community are concerned with the City of Calgary’s actions last week to restrict sport fishing guides and organized paddling groups from accessing the Bow River in Calgary. The City of Calgary closed […]