We answered the most popular questions about Urban River Adventures. If you didn't find the answer here, we'll be glad to help you by e-mail.
Where are these islands located?
We have been working with the government of Alberta to acquire authorization to use 2 river valley islands just upstream from the city of Edmonton. These islands are very different and offer the maximum amount of options for camping, activity and adventure.
How do I reserve my ideal calendar dates?
Click "Reserve Dates" on your appropriate page on the website and you will be directed to our reservation page. Once you select your dates and input your information, you will be directed to the payments page. Once your payment is complete your Urban River Adventure is reserved.
How many people will be camping on these islands?
We have 12 tents in total that will be spread out over 2 islands. 4 on the smaller island and 8 on the bigger island.
What types of tents are avaialble?
Urban River Adventures provides tents fully equipped with state of the art camping gear.
We currently have:
8 Glamping tents - 4 Tent style and 4 dome style.
2 Tree Tents - These are the elevated, hammock-like, tents suspended in the trees.
2 regular camping tents - these are high-end camping tents with exceptional sleeping arrangements.
What do we do if we have 3 people?
All of our Island Glamping Tents are spacious enough to add another single bed. If you have 3 people, please choose the option for "Additional Single Bed" when making your reservation payment.
How do we get to these islands?
Urban River Adventures will pick you up at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Boat Launch pick-up point on the North Saskatchewan River. We will have acquired a beautiful river Jetboat to transport you to and from your island adventures. All life jackets and gear containers will be provided.
Are kids able to participate?
Yes, Kids are welcome. They must be under very close supervision by their parents. We can add a bed to any of the glamping tents to include an additional child or the kids can have their own tent in close proximity to the parents. Kids older that 16 can come on a camping trip with a waiver signed by their parents. Kids under 16 must have parents accompany them.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs will be considered on a case-by-case basis and there is a $60 fee to add a dog bed, water bowl, food bowl and for additional cleaning. Our concern is the boat transportation and how wet/muddy the dog will be sleeping in our glamping tents.The dog needs to be on a leash at all times, comfortable being transported in a boat and able to be easily carried.

We do not allow cats.
How many people can sleep in the tents?
All of our tents are double occupancy. This means that 2 people can sleep in every type of tent. The Glamping tents are spacious enough to add a single bed and this can be done at an additional cost of $60/night or $80/night for VIP.
What is the max weight capacity for a Tree Tent?
We have sourced the best quality Tree Tents and they have a capacity of 800lbs. That includes the 2 people and all gear.
Are life jackets provided?
Yes, life jackets are provided for the boat ride to and from the island. Life jackets are also provided for all river activities.
What if I have food allergies/diet restrictions?
We will accommodate all food allergies and diet restrictions. Please state them in the notes section of your booking so we are well prepared for your trip.

Is there parking at the pickup point?
Yes. There is overnight parking that is patroled. We will need to provide you with a parking pass to display on your dash.
Do you provide bedding?

At this time, with COVID restrictions, we are asking our guests to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. If this changes we will let our guests know.
Do you provide coffee/tea?
We will have coffee and tea available each morning.
How should I tip my guide?
Our guides work hard to provide an exceptional experience for you. They appreciate any gratuity that you offer.
If I bring my own food to cook, do you guys have cookware and utensils?
Yes, we will provide cookware and utensils to guests who decide to bring their own meals.
Are there free activities on the island?
The free activities we offer are fishing, gold panning(around the campsite), smashball, slacklining, hiking, and hammocks.
When is check-in and check-out:?
Check in: 2pm-7pm
Check out: 11am.
We ask that guests have all their belongings out of their tent by 11am the next day for cleaning. However, guests are welcome to spend the next day on the island as we will have the boat shuttling people from 11am-7pm each day.
What is the time length of the paid activities?
They are approximately four hours total. The boat ride is approximately 1 hour long.
Is there are specific age requirements to be able to stay in the tree tenting?
All ages are welcome in all of our tents. Age requirements for tree tenting are based on parents' discretion.
Can we bring wine or beer?
You may bring wine or beer. We just ask you to please limit consumption to your site.
Is the camp lit at night?
We will have hung lighting around each Glamping campsite and marked pathways.
Both types of glamping tents look beautiful but are the domes bigger than the tents?
The domes are more spacious than the tents. The tents are more intimate. Both are furnished with glamping comforts such as beds, tables, chairs, lights etc. They will each provide a very memorable experience.
Will there be party groups?
Our islands are only accessible by boat and we have groups of mostly two people. Some groups have one or two children but there definitely aren't any party groups. If there is a group booking we will ensure to keep them separate. The tents are distanced, and the river makes noise so even if people were playing music and talking loud, you should not be able to hear them.
How do VIP Meals work?
We are working with a local restaurant and a local food truck to provide VIP campfire meals.

The meals will be prepared off-site and prepackaged. Your fire should be started 30 minutes prior to cooking your food. The menu is available here(LINK). The meals are prepared by very experienced chefs who love to cook on a campfire. If there are any diet restrictions/allergies please make a note of it when booking and when making your meal selections.
Are kids welcome?
Kids can get a regular camping tent that we can put close to the parent's glamping tent or we have the options to add a single bed to any glamping tent. There is a family dome tent option with 2 king beds as well.
What is the bathroom situation?
Each campsite has its own covered eco-toilet.
Are there showers?
This is remote island camping with no structures. We are working getting on a warm, filtered, river shower system.
Are there electrical outlets available?
Each glamping tent will have power available.
How far apart are the campsites:?
The sites will be private and spaced apart. Each has its own fire pits and covered eco-toilets.
Is there winter dome camping?
We currently offer May 14th to October 31st 2021 but we may extend throughout the next winter if we can figure out the logistics. All of our tents are heated so it would make sense.
How long is the River Boat tour and cost/ person?
The cost for a riverboat tour is $60/person and the tour is approximately one hour long. You will have others in the boat with you as they are transported to and from the island.
Do you have fishing gear?
We have fishing gear for you to use on the islands however, you are also welcome to bring your own. Just keep in mind that individuals older than 16 and under 65 will require a fishing license to fish. Fishing License Link
How do tree tents work?
The entrance to our tree tents are on the side or bottom. They hang 2-5 feet above the ground for easy access unless otherwise requested. They are similar to sleeping in a hammock and have a max weight with gear of 800lbs and sleep 3 comfortably.
Rescheduling due to weather?
We are equipped and prepared for rain. If we have extreme weather then your trip can be deferred to a different date. As we are in Alberta and weather is always changing we ask you to come prepared for the forecasted weather. We have rain shelters with fire pits and every Glamping tent is heated.
What if there is an emergency?
Our guides have first aid training and the boat will be parked at the island each night to ensure anyone can be transported in case of emergency.
We have used these islands for camping over the years. Are they still available to us?
Yes. They are still available for public use. We just have the authorization to use it for our purposes.
Do you have a single camper rate?
Currently, we do not have a single camper rate due to COVID restrictions with households and the uncertainty of what those regulations will be in spring/summer 2021. However, since we do not offer a single rate we will throw in VIP for free for any single camper. This will include all your meals and food during your stay.
Are their group rates?
For group ratings and bookings send us an email at: info@URA-yeg.ca
Should I bring camp chairs?
There is no need to bring camp chairs for the fire as we will have seating. However, if you want chairs to bring near the water then you must bring your own.
Is additional firewood available for purchase?
Each reservation will be provided with a bundle of firewood for cooking. Should you wish to purchase additional firewood while you are on the island, it is available for purchase on our website, under Add-Ons.
How much do you charge for extra VIP Meals?
What is your cancelation policy?
Cancellations received more than 20 days before your reservation date will be fully refunded. Cancellations received with less than 20 days remaining will not be refunded. We send out a reminder email 25 days out from your adventure reservation.

Gift cards are redeemable for Urban River Adventures only and are not redeemable for cash. For what ever reason, if the purchase is not used in the 2021 season, the full amount will be transferred to the following season. If a camping trip or activity was reserved and cancelled less that 20 days prior to the reservation, no credit will be returned.

If we are unable to host your adventure experience due to Covid-19 government intervention, the full amount will be applied to any activity or adventure at a later date.
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