Whitefish River (Thunder Bay District)

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Whitefish River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northwestern Ontario
District Thunder Bay
Municipalities Oliver Paipoonge, O'Connor, Gillies, Nolalu Local Service Board
 - left North River
Source Unnamed lake
 - location Nolalu Local Service Board
 - elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
 - coordinates 48°16′19″N 90°08′43″W / 48.27194°N 90.14528°W / 48.27194; -90.14528
Mouth Kaministiquia River
 - location Oliver Paipoonge
 - elevation 216 m (709 ft)
 - coordinates 48°21′55″N 89°35′02″W / 48.36528°N 89.58389°W / 48.36528; -89.58389Coordinates: 48°21′55″N 89°35′02″W / 48.36528°N 89.58389°W / 48.36528; -89.58389
Length 45 km (28 mi)
Location of the mouth of the Whitefish River in Ontario.

The Whitefish River is a 45 km (28 mi) long river in Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is in the Lake Superior drainage basin, is a tributary of the Kaministiquia River, and is in the centre of the Whitefish River Valley which is the location of several small settlements that grew along the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway.[1]


The river begins at an unnamed lake in the Nolalu Local Service Board about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of the community of Mackies, on Ontario Highway 588, and flows east to take in the left tributary North River. It continues northeast through the townships of Gillies, O'Connor and Oliver Paipoonge, and reaches its mouth at the Kaministiquia River, which empties into Thunder Bay on Lake Superior.


  • Cedar Creek (left)
  • Whitewood Creek (left)
  • Silver Creek (right)
  • Sitch Creek (right)
  • Silver Falls Creek (right)
  • Beaver Creek (right)
  • North River (left)

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  1. ^ Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway. Retrieved November 30, 2008