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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 […]

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 […]

Who We Are

At our October 22, 2019 General Meeting we had discussions on where we started from and and what our future direction should be. The CRUA Position Statement was updated to reflect our vision for the future. The scope of our engagement outside of the river user community has also expanded to support our commitment to […]

Bow River Recreation Use Contributes More Than $50 Million Annually to Calgary’s Economy

Calgary River Users’ Alliance (CRUA) has used Canadian and Alberta statistical data to calculate what local river users  contribute to the local economy. The summary of the analysis: When the fishing and paddle data was combined it was estimated that the recreational river users contribute more than $50 million annually to the local economy. The […]