We are the voice of our rivers.




Education, Communications and Outreach: Terms of Reference (TOR)

In accordance with its Bylaws, the CRV established this Standing Committee to host and support informed dialogue; to promote a greater understanding of Calgary’s river valleys, watershed resources and/or riparian areas; and to create opportunities for CRV members, specifically targeted audiences and the broad Calgary community to engage in watershed appreciation and stewardship activities.

Click here (459 KB PDF) to read the complete Terms of Reference.

Past Events

Riparian Restoration Bus Tour

Calgary River Valleys held a free tour of post-flood riparian restoration projects, highlighting different techniques, along both the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Represented on the tour, among others, were attendees  from river-adjacent community associations, landscaping companies, culvert companies, environmental consulting firms, Trout Unlimited Canada, City Councillors, and City of Calgary staff involved in parks & watershed planning.

Click here (2,127 KB PDF) to download full details from the tour.

Below are some links to some of the photos of the different restoration techniques used that were highlighted on the tour.

Willow stakes at Mallard Point, Bow River.

Root wads at Mallard Point, Bow River.

Rip rap & willow stakes in Lindsay Park near Repsol Centre, Elbow River.

Gabion baskets south of Stampede Grounds, Elbow River.

Timber crib wall east of Stampede Grounds, Elbow River.


Bow River Float with Calgary City Council, Planning Commission and Others

Dear members of Calgary City Council,

On behalf of Calgary River Valleys (CRV) Board of Directors, I’d like to thank you for making time to join us for our guided tour of Harvie Passage and float down the Bow River. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Calgary’s irreplaceable rivers and natural resources.

The Bow and Elbow Rivers are central to life here in Calgary, but human activities influence their health as well.

Click here (690 KB PDF) to read the rest of the letter.

Click here to view the photos on Flickr.