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Majestic North Saskatchewan River achieves Canadian Heritage River Status

In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honor. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, it continues to provide beautiful scenery and outstanding recreational opportunities for the region.

Experience the river for yourself…Explore the history at Fort Heritage Precinct, Metis Crossing, Victoria Settlement, and Fort George Buckingham House.

Fort George & Buckingham House near Elk Point, AB

Book a voyageur canoe trip with Saskatchewan River Adventures or Paddle into the Past at Metis Crossing.

Paddle into the Past with Metis Crossing.

Trek the scenic North Saskatchewan Riverside Trails at Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.

Camp along the river at Fort Lions Campground, Metis Crossing, Northern Lights RV Resort, Elk Point River Park, and Lea Park Campground.

Photo by Steve Ricketts – Where the Vermilion River meets the North Saskatchewan River near Lea Park Campground, Marwayne.