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Blanche River
Native name Rivière Blanche
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
MRC Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forest streams
386 m (1,266 ft)
River mouth Rivière au Pin
219 m (719 ft)
Length 12.2 km (7.6 mi)
Basin features
Progression Rivière au Pin, Bécancour River, St. Lawrence River
  • Left:
    (upstream) ruisseau Lacroix, ruisseau Grimard.
  • Right:
    (upstream) ruisseau Croteau.

The Blanche River (in French: rivière Blanche) is a tributary of the rivière au Pin which is a tributary of the Bécancour River; the latter flows onto the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The Blanche River flows through the municipalities of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown and Saint-Julien, in the Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in province of Quebec, in Canada.


The main neighboring watersheds of the Blanche river are:

The Blanche River originates in the mountains on the north shore of Lake Breeches, in the municipality of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown. This head area is located 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) southeast of the “Chalet Hill” (altitude: 445 metres (1,460 ft)), at 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) southeast of the village of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown and 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi) northeast of Breeches Lake.

From its head area, the Blanche river flows over 12.2 kilometres (7.6 mi) divided into the following segments:

  • 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) north, to route 263;
  • 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) north, up to the 4th rang road bridge;
  • 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north, to the municipal boundary between Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown and Saint-Julien;
  • 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) north, to a road bridge;
  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) east, until you reach a road;
  • 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) towards the northeast, up to its confluence.

The Blanche River empties on the west bank of the rivière au Pin. This confluence is located east of the village of Saint-Julien, west of Mont Caribou and 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) downstream of the boundary between Irlande) and Saint-Julien.


The toponym “rivière Blanche” was made official on August 7, 1978 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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