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Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek in Richmond Hill
Beaver Creek (York Region) is located in Southern Ontario
Beaver Creek (York Region)
Location of the mouth of Beaver Creek in Southern Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Greater Toronto Area
Regional municipality York
Physical characteristics
Main source Richmond Hill
219 m (719 ft)
River mouth Rouge River
175 m (574 ft)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin

Beaver Creek is a river in the municipalities of Markham and Richmond Hill in the Regional Municipality of York, part of the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Great Lakes Basin and is a right tributary of the Rouge River.


The source of the creek is a basin formed at the outflow of a drainage culvert in Richmond Hill. The creek flows southeast through a residential area before crossing almost directly under the intersection of Leslie Street and 16th Avenue into the eponymous Beaver Creek industrial area in Markham. The creek continues southeast under Highway 404 and southwest of the intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Highway 7 at the community of Brown's Corners. It continues southeast to a point just north of Highway 407, before turning northeast to join the Rouge River, just southeast of the IBM Toronto Software Lab. The Rouge River flows to Lake Ontario.

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