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Allan Water
Allan Water (Ontario) is located in Ontario
Allan Water (Ontario)
Location of the mouth of the Allan Water in Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northwestern Ontario
District Thunder Bay
Part Thunder Bay, Unorganized
Physical characteristics
Main source Kawaweogama Lake
Allanwater Bridge
417 m (1,368 ft)
River mouth Wabakimi Lake
357 m (1,171 ft)
Length 71 km (44 mi)
Basin features
River system James Bay drainage basin

Allan Water is a river in the James Bay drainage basin in Unorganized Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada.


The river begins at the community of Allanwater Bridge at the confluence of the two branches of the Brightsand River: the western branch arriving as the outlet from Kawaweogama Lake and the eastern branch arriving as the outlet from McEwan Lake. The Canadian National Railway Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line over a bridge at the point of confluence, and is the location of Allanwater Bridge railway station, served by Via Rail transcontinental Canadian trains.

The river flows north and splits into two channels, then recombines, takes in the right tributary Nemo River and reaches Brennan Lake. The river leaves the lake east over Brennan Falls to Granite Lake, and then leaves that lake north over Granite Falls. It continues north over Black Beaver Rapids, Little Sturgeon Rapids and Sturgeon Rapids to reach its mouth at Wabakimi Lake on the Ogoki River. The Ogoki flows via the Albany River to James Bay.

With the exception of a short stretch at the start, the river lies within Wabakimi Provincial Park.


  • Nemo River (right)
  • Labelle Creek (right)
  • Foam Creek (left)
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