Bow River Access Plan

The Plan enhances recreation along the Bow River downstream of Calgary through an access network that starts and finishes at Alberta provincial parks.

Development of the Bow River Access Plan started in Spring 2017. The final plan incorporates feedback from stakeholders, the public, First Nations and Métis through targeted stakeholder meetings and online surveys. Concerns over environmental impacts were considered and addressed. Feedback captured through consultation and engagement was critical to the development of the final plan. To view the final version of the Bow River Access Plan visit

The government is committed to develop partnerships with anglers, guides and tourism operators to enhance the management and stewardship of Bow River access sites.