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Agawa River
Agawa River, Ontario.jpg
Native name Aagawaa-ziibi
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Algoma
Physical characteristics
Main source Agawa Lake
435 m (1,427 ft)
River mouth Lake Superior
Agawa Bay
180 m (590 ft)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Little Agawa River, Eleven Mile Creek, Blackspruce Creek, Weichel Creek, Parch Creek, Regan River, Sane Creek

The Agawa River is a river in Algoma District, Ontario, Canada which empties into Agawa Bay on Lake Superior at the community of Agawa Bay, south of Wawa, Ontario.

History

The Agawa Rock pictographs are located on a rock face extending into Lake Superior in Agawa Bay. Some paintings are at least 1500 years old, while others may only date back to the 1800s. "Aagawaa" means "sheltered place" in the Ojibwe language.

The scenery of this region inspired a number of paintings by the Group of Seven.

Economy

The Algoma Central Railway runs an excursion train which leaves Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and travels through the Agawa Canyon. Agawa Bay and the lower parts of the river are located in Lake Superior Provincial Park.

Tributaries

  • Little Agawa River
  • Eleven Mile Creek
  • Blackspruce Creek
  • Weichel Creek
  • Parch Creek
  • Regan River
  • Sane Creek

Settlements

  • Agawa Bay
  • Canyon
  • O'Connor
  • Eton
  • Millwood
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