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
our inaugural year, we used a beautiful crown land island just upstream from Edmonton. We had over 4000 guests out to this incredible island throughout the 2021 season. This island was only accessible by boat and that brought along with it many logistical challenges. Moving guests, gear, decks, domes, food, waste, laundry, and staff all day, every day was a lot. We can proudly say that 'WE DID IT!!" What a year!! At the end of the season was also had to remove everything and return the island to its natural state. We are happy to say we accomplished that as well and left the island in its most natural state for others to enjoy.
--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. "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...For 2022/2023,
we've connected with an incredible 128-acre private property and we are excited to announce that our new Eco-Tourism Glamping Resort is underway.
We have always had the vision of finding a permanent home for Urban River Adventures. The crown land island gave us a great first year but having to take it all down at the end of the season and return the island to its natural state was very labor-intensive and counterproductive when building our business.
Our new property is on the North Saskatchewan River, just upstream from the 2021 island. It has 128 acres to explore. The property has a lot of history. In the early 1900's it was a ferry terminal and one of the few ways to cross the North Saskatchewan River.
This great new property includes 2 amazing levels and a beautiful ravine. The upper 'View Level' offers spectator views of the river valley and the lower 'Island Level' offers a true, river, waterfront experience.
Be the first to experience more accommodation, grand views, bigger decks, more glam, more activities, proper toilets, jet boat tours, hot tub, sauna, flexible arrival/departure times, and the ability to continue to evolve this unique experience year after year.
Reserve your summer adventure today.