Kovik River

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Kovik River
Kovic River, Rivière Kovik
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Nunavik
 - right Durouvray River, Derville River
Source Lake Vanasse
 - elevation 325 m (1,066 ft)
 - coordinates 61°48′16″N 75°36′15″W / 61.80444°N 75.60417°W / 61.80444; -75.60417
Mouth Hudson Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 61°35′25″N 77°36′18″W / 61.59028°N 77.60500°W / 61.59028; -77.60500Coordinates: 61°35′25″N 77°36′18″W / 61.59028°N 77.60500°W / 61.59028; -77.60500
Length 150 km (93 mi)
Kovik River is located in Quebec
Kovik River
Location of the mouth of the Kovik River in Quebec.

The Kovik River (French: Rivière Kovik) is a river on the Arctic tundra in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. In some maps and publications name of the river is spelled Kovic.


The river begins at Lake Vanasse about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the community of Salluit and flows southeast, then southwest to Lake Belleau, and west to Lake Chassé. It continues west to Lake Maniraq where it takes in the right tributary Derville River, and takes in the right tributary Durouvray River further west, before reaching its mouth at Kovik Bay on Hudson Bay, adjacent to Cape Paalliq and about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of the community of Akulivik.


The river is connected with story about Aukkautik.[1] After his son was accidentally killed on a hunting trip, Aukkautik went on a killing rampage. Eventually, he was stabbed to death by another Inuk, before he could cause further pain.



  1. ^ "Parc des Monts-de-Puvirnituq". Park Projects north of the 52nd parallel. Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. 2002. Retrieved 2010-07-27.