McLennan River

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McLennan River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source McLennan Glacier
 - location Premier Range
 - elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 52°49′20″N 119°33′27″W / 52.82222°N 119.55750°W / 52.82222; -119.55750 [2]
Mouth Fraser River
 - location Tête Jaune Cache, Robson Valley
 - elevation 727 m (2,385 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 52°57′58″N 119°27′43″W / 52.96611°N 119.46194°W / 52.96611; -119.46194Coordinates: 52°57′58″N 119°27′43″W / 52.96611°N 119.46194°W / 52.96611; -119.46194 [3]
Basin 534 km2 (206 sq mi) [4]

The McLennan River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The river was named after an engineer on one of the Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in the 1870s.[3]


The McLennan River originates in the Premier Range, flowing from McLennan Glacier and other glaciers on Mount Stanley Baldwin and Mount Arthur Meighen. The river flows east out of the mountains into the Rocky Mountain Trench near Valemount. Then it turns northwest, flowing through the Rocky Mountain Trench, picking up tributary streams flowing from the Selwyn Range to the east and the Premier Range to the west. It joins the Fraser River at Tête Jaune Cache in the Robson Valley portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench.

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  1. ^ a b Elevation derived from ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model, using GeoLocator, and BCGNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ Derived using topographic maps and TopoQuest.
  3. ^ a b "McLennan River". BC Geographical Names. 
  4. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013.  Search for Station 08KA011 McLennan River near the mouth