IN THE HEART OF EVERY CITY
IS THE STORY OF ITS PEOPLE
Our story is of the first peoples calling these lands Amiskwacîwâskahikan,the place for Great Gatherings at the turn of seasons, to dream, build, and celebrate together, and it is of Edmontonians living on the same lands with this same spirit today.
We believe we have the responsibility to be a part of sharing this story. To remind us of where we’ve been and where we are. To inspire us to be bold with our chapter.
In the heart of our city is our River Valley. This is our story
The River Valley Company has a unique vision for the development of the Edmonton River Valley: to create an international tourist destination with beautifully unique buildings, and to provide world-class hospitality businesses and tourist-centric activities for people from all over the world to come to Edmonton to enjoy.
It is the goal of the RVC to establish this new “outdoor Edmonton tourism culture” in the River Valley, and to build an exciting new tourist destination in the River Valley within 20 years. This development will occur in a sustainable and eco-friendly way and will economically support the maintenance and repair of the Edmonton River Valley to a much higher standard.
The River Valley Company supports local businesses and the local talent in Edmonton’s hospitality and retail industry. We believe that small local businesses provide advantages to the surrounding community that large big box retailers cannot offer. We are invested in the community and its people, often developing strong ties and culitvating a loyal customer base by focusing more on quality of our product, rather than quantity.
We also recognize that starting a new restaurant, pub, cafe, or retail space requires significant effort and resources. We believe that providing managerial, accounting, event planning and marketing support services to these small businesses will provide a foundation for success.