Canyon River (Ontario)

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Canyon River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northwestern Ontario
District Kenora
Part Kenora, Unorganized
Part of Hudson Bay drainage basin
Source Favel Lake
 - elevation 373 m (1,224 ft)
 - coordinates 49°59′33″N 93°56′53″W / 49.99250°N 93.94806°W / 49.99250; -93.94806
Mouth Wabigoon River
 - elevation 328 m (1,076 ft)
 - coordinates 50°04′37″N 93°37′56″W / 50.07694°N 93.63222°W / 50.07694; -93.63222Coordinates: 50°04′37″N 93°37′56″W / 50.07694°N 93.63222°W / 50.07694; -93.63222
Location of the mouth of the Canyon River in Ontario

The Canyon River is a river in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in Unorganized Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada.[1] it is a tributary of the Wabigoon River.

Course[edit]

The Canyon River begins at Favel Lake, just east of the community of Jones and Ontario Highway 671, and heads east out of the lake at the settlement of Favel into the long Canyon Lake, which extends east-west for 20 kilometres (12 mi). It takes in the right tributary Shrub Creek at the lake, upon which the settlements of Canyon and McIntosh are located. The river heads out of Canyon Lake at Outlet Bay, heads over several waterfalls including Sixty Two Foot Falls,[2] and reaches its mouth at the Canyon Stretch on the Wabigoon River. From Favel Lake to the eastern tip of Canyon Lake, the river is paralleled by the Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line; Via Rail transcontinental Canadian trains travel on the line and stop at Canyon railway station.[3]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Shrub Creek (right)

Communities[edit]

  • McIntosh
  • Canyon
  • Favel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canyon River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Sixty Two Foot Falls". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  3. ^ Map 13 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2011-07-11.