Sturgeon River (Alberta)

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Sturgeon River
Sturgeon River in St. Albert
Origin Hoople Lake, Alberta
Mouth North Saskatchewan River
53°46′05″N 113°10′17″W / 53.76806°N 113.17139°W / 53.76806; -113.17139 (Sturgeon River mouth)
Basin countries Canada
Length 260 km (160 mi)
Source elevation 840 m (2,760 ft)
Mouth elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Avg. discharge 1 m³/s

The Sturgeon River is a 260 km long river located in central Alberta, Canada. It is a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. The stream crosses Sturgeon County, which was named for this river.

The Sturgeon River in St. Albert

At the Villeneuve station, Sturgeon River has a discharge of 0.4 to 3 m³/s.[1]

Fish species which may be found in the river include: walleye, pike, perch, burbot, goldeye, sturgeon, whitefish, and sauger.


The Sturgeon River originates about 90km west of Edmonton just west of Isle Lake. It flows east toward Edmonton and about 15 km northwest of Edmonton (near St. Albert) turns northeast. About 38 km north-northeast of Edmonton (near Gibbons) it turns to the southeast. It enters the North Saskatchewan River at a point about 35 km northeast of Edmonton and about 8 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.


  • Riviere Qui Barre
  • Atim Creek
  • Little Egg Creek

Numerous lakes are found in the upper watershed, including Isle Lake, Lac Ste. Anne, Birch Lake, Sandy Lake, Deadman Lake, Matchayaw Lake, Gladu Lake, Atim Lake and Big Lake.

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