Public EcoFloats - Edmonton

Join RiverWatch Institute of Alberta for a 8KM tour of the North Saskatchewan River right in Edmonton for selected dates May through September. Back by popular demand, this exceptional opportunity is a great way to get outdoors and into nature this summer!

On the float, RiverWatch will host an informal and close-up look at the North Saskatchewan River, helping participants learn along the way about natural history, water quality, environmental health and stewardship actions. Eco-Float participants will travel in large, inflatable twenty-passenger rafts, professionally guided by experienced RiverWatch staff.

RiverWatch EcoFloats will increase your understanding of local waterways and personal actions that protect and manage water quality. Everyone will finish the day more connected to nature and the North Saskatchewan River.

Click below to find us on Edmonton Eventbrite for an easy-to-do registration on a selection of dates.

We’ll make your trip into a great guided adventure. Leave everything to us, including a shuttle ride back to your vehicle!

All in all, this is not a strenuous day, but able bodied sailors are a definite asset. The first part of your adventure is a walk through the park to the river edge, followed by shared teamwork to paddle rafts every once in awhile. At the end of the trip, we’ll also ask those that can to help carry and load rafts.

Rest assured, our certified raft guides are there to navigate all the obstacles and any safety concerns encountered during an urban river float trip. Once booked, we’ll provide you with more details.

You can travel light – just dress for the weather and wear footwear that can get wet.

We have lifejackets for ages 12 and older. Younger children ages 5-11 would have to bring their own lifejackets.

There is a $150 per cohort-friendly raft fee which included up to 8 participants and a bus shuttle back to your vehicle.

As long as it’s not snowing, raining or blowing hard, we’ll make a great experience for you.

Your city looks completely different from the river, and while we can’t guarantee when wildlife will appear, there’s always interesting history and a good chance of seeing something surprising.

Time your arrival so you can meet your guide just a few minutes early.

If weather or river flow rates are not ideal, or if registration is too great or too low, we’ll let you know other options by email.