Rivière du Nord (Laurentides)
|Rivière du Nord|
Rivière du Nord at Piedmont, Quebec
|⁃ location||Lac Brûlé, Quebec|
Rivière du Nord (French pronunciation: [ʁivjɛʁ dy nɔʁ]) is a 137 km (85 mi)-long river in the Laurentides region that flows into the Ottawa River. The river begins as the outlet of Lac Brulé where it passes near Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and flows southeasterly. Quebec Autoroute 15 follows the course of the Rivière du Nord valley north of Montréal providing access to many cottages and vacation homes. At Saint-Jérôme, the river turns southwesterly where it continues to its mouth on the left bank of the Ottawa River. In addition to Saint-Jérôme, towns built along the Rivière du Nord's banks include Val-David, Val-Morin, Saint-Adèle, Prévost, and Lachute.
Development along the Rivière du Nord valley was largely at the hands of François-Xavier-Antoine Labelle, a Catholic priest who constructed a railway along the river. This railway was later converted into a rail trail called the P'tit Train du Nord in the 1990s.
- Commission de toponymie du Québec - Topos sur le Web - Rivière du Nord Archived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Atlas of Canada
- Commission de toponymie du Quebec - Topos sur le Web - village de ShawbridgeArchived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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