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Beaver River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Physical characteristics
Main source Beaver Glacier
Glacier National Park
River mouth Columbia River
Kinbasket Lake
Discharge
  • Location:
    Near the mouth
  • Minimum rate:
    2.08 m3/s (73 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    41.9 m3/s (1,480 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    429 m3/s (15,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)

The Beaver River, also known as the Beavermouth Creek or Beaver Creek, is a tributary of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada, joining that river in the Rocky Mountain Trench northwest of the town of Golden. It enters the Columbia via Kinbasket Lake.

The Beaver River is the eastern egress from the Rogers Pass and its valley is the route of the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railway on that side of the pass, and it is located in Glacier National Park. Its lower reaches are officially named Beaver Canyon. The pass between the Beaver River and the Duncan River forms the dividing line between the Selkirks and the Purcell Mountains.

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