Somass River

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Aerial view of central Port Alberni showing the Somass entering the Alberni Inlet.

Somass River is a river on Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Its drainage basin is 1,412 square kilometres (545 sq mi) in size.[1]

The river's name comes from a Nuu-chah-nulth word meaning "washing".


The Stamp River and Sproat River join to form the Somass River, which flows generally southeast and south into Alberni Inlet.[2] The river crosses Highway 4 outside of Port Alberni.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gazetteer of Canada. British Columbia. Canadian Board on Geographic Names. 1953. pp. xv.
  2. ^ "Somass River". BC Geographical Names.

Coordinates: 49°14′N 124°49′W / 49.233°N 124.817°W / 49.233; -124.817