English River (Ontario)
|Districts||Kenora, Thunder Bay|
|Part of||Hudson Bay drainage basin|
|- elevation||502 m (1,647 ft)|
|- elevation||298 m (978 ft)|
|Length||615 km (382 mi)|
|Basin||52,300 km2 (20,193 sq mi)|
The English River is a river in Kenora District and Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It flows through Lac Seul to join the Winnipeg River as a right tributary. The river is in the Hudson Bay drainage basin, is 615 kilometres (382 mi) long and has a drainage basin of 52,300 square kilometres (20,200 sq mi). There are several hydroelectric plants on this river.
There is also a settlement on the river called English River, located where Ontario Highway 17 crosses the river at its confluence with the Scotch River, along with a nearby railway point of the same name, constructed as part of the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line.
For a map showing the river course, see this reference.
The English River flows through Lac Seul to its mouth at the Winnipeg River, which flows via the Nelson River to Hudson Bay.
- Caribou Falls
- Ear Falls
- Kejick Bay / Lac Seul First Nation
- Sioux Lookout
- English River
- "English River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=FBCSL&output=xml. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- "English River". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-06-23. Shows the course of the river on a topographic map.
- "Nelson River - Rivers - Rivers Flowing Into Hudson Bay, James Bay or Ungava Bay". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Natural Resources Canada (1904). Railways – Ontario and Quebec (Map). http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/archives/1stedition/economic/transportationandcommunications/page18. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
Other map sources:
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2012-01-01) (PDF). Map 13 (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/images/pdf/northont/sheets/Map13.pdf. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2012-01-01) (PDF). Map 16 (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/images/pdf/northont/sheets/Map16.pdf. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (2006). Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #1 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Asset1605.aspx. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
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Derived its name from John Samuels son William Marchington. William, who was a Parliamentary writer and later editor of Canada's national newspaper the 'Globe & Mail'. William also wrote for a couple of English newspapers. William had a golfing buddy who was a Cartographer, and as such he asked to use William's surname to name areas in the 'back country' of Ontario