URBAN RIVER
ADVENTURES
Island Glamping YEG
Now Booking:
May 15th - October 2nd, 2022

Social / Environmental Action Plan and Land Acknowledgement(LINK)
urban River Adventures
Created to give Edmontonians the opportunity to experience the local, natural adventures within their own city. A lot of people don't take advantage of the amazing outdoor resources that the North Saskatchewan River offers. We are here to make it accessible and easy for you to enjoy.
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The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river that flows from the Canadian Rockies continental divide east to central Saskatchewan, where it joins with the South Saskatchewan River to make up the Saskatchewan River. Its water flows eventually into the Hudson Bay. The Saskatchewan River system is the largest shared between the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Its watershed includes most of southern and central Alberta and Saskatchewan. - Wikipedia

Islands in Edmonton's river valley were once a big draw for turn-of-the-century Edmontonians keen for a communion with nature or afternoon picnics.

Every weekend, for decades, women in lace collars and men dressed in their Sunday best would board steamships and head upstream on the North Saskatchewan River for a day of leisure.

"They would go out and people would picnic all day long," said Shirley Lowe, former historian laureate for the City of Edmonton.

- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-b...

The island is just upstream from Edmonton and only accessible by boat. Urban River Adventures has acquired authorization to use the island starting in May of 2021. We will be offering Island Glamping, Riverboat Transportation, Tree Tent Camping, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, River Floats, Island Hopping Tours, Backcountry Workshops, Gold Panning and much more...

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Schedule your Urban River Adventure now or buy a gift certificate to be used for any of the Urban River Adventures. Please view our Welcome Package for more details.
*All camping, adventures, and activities include a ride in an incredible custom river jet boat.
Island Glamping - Dome Tent
$125 - $145 per person

Price includes Jetboat transportation from the Devon Lions Campground pick-up point, a fully equipped glamping tent, camping activities, and food if you select VIP.

Glamping on an Island in the North Saskatchewan River is magical. We provide all the gear, you just need to pack a bag, come dressed for the weather and bring a cooler full of food for your stay. If you reserve a VIP adventure, then your food is included.
Our domes come with a queen-sized bed with pillows and bedding provided.

Add three guests to your booking by adding a twin bed to your tent for $75.

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Island Glamping - Bell Tent
$125 per person

Price includes Jetboat transportation from the Devon Lions Campground pick-up point, a fully equipped glamping tent, camping activities, and food if you select VIP.

Glamping on an Island in the North Saskatchewan River is magical. We provide all the gear, you just need to pack a bag, come dressed for the weather and bring a cooler full of food for your stay. If you reserve a VIP adventure, then your food is included.

Our tents come with a queen-sized mattress with pillows and bedding provided.

Add three guests to your booking by adding a twin bed to your tent for $75.

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Family Island Glamping
Starting at $112.50 per person

Price includes Jetboat transportation from the Devon Lions Campground pick-up point, a fully equipped glamping tent, camping activities, and food if you select VIP.

Our Family Glamping dome comes equipped with two King sized beds with pillows and bedding provided.

Glamping on an Island in the North Saskatchewan River is magical. We provide all the gear, you just need to pack a bag, come dressed for the weather and bring a cooler full of food for your stay. If you reserve a VIP adventure, then your food is included.

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Island Tree Tent Camping
Starting at $100 per person

Price includes Jetboat transportation from the Devon Lions Campground pick-up point, a fully equipped tree tent, camping activities, and food if you select VIP.

Tree Tents are a unique and fun way to enjoy camping. Our tree tents can hold 2-3 guests comfortably with a maximum weight limit of 800 lbs. We provide all the gear, you just need to pack a bag, come dressed for the weather and bring a cooler full of food. (VIP packages include food)

We will provide mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows.

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River Activities
$75 - $187.50 per person.

Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Gold Panning, River Floats, Backcountry Camping Workshops and Island Hopping Tours are all the paid activities that we offer. There are also free activities to keep you having fun while your on the islands. You can schedule an activity with or without a camping trip.
*PFD's are provided.

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River Boat Transportation
Urban River Adventures wants to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of adventure so we ensure to transport you in style with Canada's best-made riverboats.

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2022 Details
What to bring(Gear list):
Camping is expensive. You need to purchase upwards of $1000 in gear to make camping vacations comfortable and enjoyable for you and your family. You also need to spend $100's on fuel to get to the great camping locations. At Urban River Adventures we provide you with all of the essential camping gear during your stay so you can try it hassle-free and without the big upfront financial commitment.

We provide our camping adventures on the North Saskatchewan River Islands and pick you up on in the town of Devon. We want to make comfortable, natural camping adventures accessible to everyone. Come and enjoy nature in the best way possible, on an island with exceptional camping gear.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) page if you have any unanswered questions.
What we provide:
Transportation:
  • To ensure Covid safety, we will ensure everyone is properly masked, and completes a waiver before boarding the boat.
  • These islands are only accessible by boat, and we provide River Jetboat transport to our guests.
  • We load your gear onto our riverboat for transportation.
  • We provide PFD's and everyone on board must wear them at all times.

Fully Equipped Tent:
  • Mattress, Pillow, Sheets & Duvet (Glamping Accommodation)
  • Sleeping bag, pillows (Tree Tent Accommodation)
  • Camp lights, flashlight, and headlamp
  • Eco-Friendly Camp Toilet / Toilet paper
  • Table / Chairs
  • Towels/washcloth
  • Drinking-Water
  • Sanitizer
  • One Whistle per tent

Cooking/Campfire:
  • 1 Bundle of firewood for cooking (Additional firewood available for purchase.)
  • Lighter
  • Campfire grill
  • Paper towel & trash bags are available
  • Campfire and cooking equipment is available for use.

What you need to bring:
Food for your Stay (Unless you purchased the VIP package that includes food):
  • Campfire friendly food and snacks(ie: burgers, hotdogs, vegetables, meat, corn, popcorn, eggs, bacon, marshmallows, Smores...)
  • Small cooler with ice
  • Seasonings/sugar/condiments
  • Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee

Personal(Be prepared for the weather):
  • Due to Covid, we require everyone to wear a mask when on the boat, interacting with guides, or when unable to keep socially distant
  • Appropriate clothing for weather conditions
  • Warm clothing for evenings
  • Socks/extra socks
  • Hat/Bandana
  • Sleep clothes
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • Canteen/water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit/towel
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Bug Spray
  • Menstrual products
  • Cards/games/toys/a book
  • Personal medications - take extra, EpiPen if required
  • Camera/Video
  • Daypack
Other:
Weather:
Your adventure will continue regardless of the weather conditions. Check the forecast prior to your trip and come prepared for the weather.

*Please note: those who come unprepared for their adventure or weather conditions may be declined access to the island and no refund will be provided. Appropriate preparation and attire is essential to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Checkout some helpful tips on how to avoid back pain while camping from out friends at Summit Physiotherapy!

Activities:
If you booked a paid activity, we provide the equipment for your adventure and the PFD's if required.

Island Hopping Tour:
If you booked the island hopping tour. We provide the tents, sleeping gear, cooking/eating equipment and waterproof bags to hold your belongings.

VIP (Food Included) Package:
If you purchased the VIP package with your adventure, you will have dinner, coffee, breakfast and snacks provided for each night you stay. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions in the notes when you reserve your dates. We are happy to accommodate.
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