Bow River Access Plan

Over the last 30 years, the Bow River has grown in reputation to become a world famous fly-fishing destination and popular area for rafting and canoeing. Considering the interest and potential, there is a desire to improve access to the river and foster tourism opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of the fishery.

In response, the Government of Alberta developed a Bow River Access Plan through consultation and engagement with First Nations, Métis and stakeholders. The final plan establishes a 52-kilometre connected river access network that will be an excellent draw for anglers, water recreation enthusiasts and the more than one million people that live along the shore of the Bow River. Government is committed to partnerships with anglers, guides and tourism operators to enhance the management and stewardship of Bow River access sites.

Over the last 30 years, the Bow River has grown in reputation to become a world famous fly-fishing destination and popular area for rafting and canoeing. Considering the interest and potential, there is a desire to improve access to the river and foster tourism opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of the fishery.

In response, the Government of Alberta developed a Bow River Access Plan through consultation and engagement with First Nations, Métis and stakeholders. The final plan establishes a 52-kilometre connected river access network that will be an excellent draw for anglers, water recreation enthusiasts and the more than one million people that live along the shore of the Bow River. Government is committed to partnerships with anglers, guides and tourism operators to enhance the management and stewardship of Bow River access sites.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for participating in this survey. Your responses to the following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the actions proposed in the Draft Bow River Access plan, and will inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the plan.

    The survey will be open until 4:00pm, July 31, 2017.

    Privacy Statement

    You are voluntarily providing your comments to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into an online public survey seeking feedback on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Any personal information you include

    Thank you for participating in this survey. Your responses to the following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the actions proposed in the Draft Bow River Access plan, and will inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the plan.

    The survey will be open until 4:00pm, July 31, 2017.

    Privacy Statement

    You are voluntarily providing your comments to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into an online public survey seeking feedback on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Any personal information you include in your email regarding this initiative is being collected pursuant to Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act.

    All public input received by AEP will be kept confidential and only the combined results from all survey respondents will be reported. In addition, any personal information submitted via the survey will only be used by AEP for the purpose stated above and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your specific written consent or unless required to do so by law.

    If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact:

    Rob Wolfe, Project Lead, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Tel: 403 297-5383

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