West River's Edge was busy for part three of EPCOR RiverFest.
Sunday (September 18) was a beautiful day for outdoor activities, as 350 people enjoyed the first annual event.
"Participants, volunteers and municipal councillors raved at the scope and success of EPCOR RiverFest,” said River Valley Alliance chairman Brent Collingwood. “The festival was a wonderful example of how important the Capital Region River Valley Park system is to the region. Our seven municipal partners, dozens of outdoor recreation organizations, and our corporate sponsor are delighted at the response we have seen to this celebration of our beloved river valley.”
The event made stops in Devon (Friday) and Edmonton (Saturday), before finishing off in the Fort.
Many activities were available for attendees including geocaching, nature walks, kayaking, fishing and rafting.
In total, the three day event saw more than 2,700 visitors, almost 1,500 people paddled the North Saskatchewan River.
RiverFest was hosted by the River Valley Alliance and sponsored by EPCOR. The two organizations plan to use the learnings from this year to continue in 2018.