Magpie River (Quebec)

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The Magpie River is a river in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec which flows from the Labrador Plateau to empty into the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River east of Sept-Îles, Quebec. The river is 200 km in length.

In 2004, a plan by a private company to construct a small hydroelectric plant on the river generated protests by environmentalists, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..[1]

The river is popular with white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts.[2]

Coordinates: 50°19′11″N 64°27′32″W / 50.31972°N 64.45889°W / 50.31972; -64.45889


  1. ^ Silverman, Craig (August 19, 2004). "Explainer: Magpie collects dam protesters!". Hour Community. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 whitewater rafting destinations". Toronto Sun. June 21, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2017.