Riverside Nature Trail footbridge closure

The City of Edmonton, Strathcona County and the River Valley Alliance have began construction of a new footbridge over the North Saskatchewan River.

The Riverside Nature Trail footbridge parking lot entrance and exit are closed during construction, which is expected to finish in 2025. Trail access is available from the north entrance, and south from TWP RD 540.

Last modified: April 30, 2024, 11:34 a.m.
Regional Trail Strathcona County

Strathcona County is proud to be part of the regional trail system along the North Saskatchewan River. The Strathcona County Regional Trail portion is 22 kilometres long, and connects the Strathcona Provincial Science Park to Fort Saskatchewan. 

Strathcona County Regional Trail

Funding for this trail has been made possible through contributions by Strathcona County, Trans Canada Trail, River Valley Alliance and Inter Pipeline Ltd. 

Riverside Nature Trail (841.2 KB)

This 5.5 km riverside nature trail runs along the North Saskatchewan River and was constructed in partnership with the River Valley Alliance. One trailhead is at Township Road 540 and Range Road 232. The other trail head is west on Township Road 540, about 1 km. 

Riverside Nature Trail accessibility

  • Riverside Nature Trail is accessible for wheelchair users. It has a hard packed surface with loose gravel on the surface. Please note that users need to manoeuvre a turn while going through the gate.
  • The first 500 metres of trail is level and a rest bench is located about a 1 km from the entrance. Much of the trail is flat, with sections of rolling terrain with gradual small hills.
  • During the winter the trail will be covered in snow.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail.

Our partners

  • The Trans Canada Trail is a not-for-profit organization, created in 1992 and its vision is to build the longest and grandest trail in the world. 

    Strathcona County is contributing to this exciting project and is designing and constructing 14 kms of granular and asphalt trail. Funding for this trail has been made possible through contributions from Strathcona County, Trans Canada Trail, River Valley Alliance as well as Inter Pipeline Ltd

  • The River Valley Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation involving six Capital Region municipalities. Its shareholders include the six municipalities holding lands in the Capital Region North Saskatchewan River Valley: 

        •   Town of Devon 
        •   Parkland County 
        •   City of Edmonton 
        •   Strathcona County 
        •   City of Fort Saskatchewan 
        •   Sturgeon County 
    The River Valley Alliance has a compelling vision to connect the 6 member municipalities through a series of foot bridges, trails, boat docks and launches. 


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Last updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
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