Get to know your North Saskatchewan River and #baskonthesask
If you ask any Edmontonian what's the best thing about living in Edmonton, most will say the river valley. The river valley park is a source of pride and natural beauty held close to the hearts of Edmontonians. Ours too.
However, we don't seem to hold the same affection for the river itself. We've polled Edmontonians to determine the top myths about the North Saskatchewan River and chatted with experts to get the true facts about our river.
As Edmonton's water and wastewater experts, we care passionately about the river. Our employees work with it every day and thoroughly treat the water we process with TLC and a healthy dose of obsession.
The North Saskatchewan River has long been used by First Nations people and in the 1700s drew early settlers and traders to this area to establish what is now known as Edmonton; the river is what helps sustain life in the region even today. It's important for us to not only protect, it but also appreciate and enjoy it.
5 river myths busted
Our research shows that several misconceptions exist about the river. We hope to change that.