Here ancient Indigenous peoples camped and hunted over thousands of years. Here First Nations, Metis and Europeans met to trade. Here settlers established a community that has grown into one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic cities. Here in a place with one of the most layered histories in Western Canada, River Crossing celebrates Edmonton’s fascinating past and promising future.
River Crossing is a long-term, city-building initiative to transform the central river valley into a vibrant community and special gathering place. It honours the area’s rich and layered history, reconnects neighbourhoods, and celebrates our connections to the river.