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Bowron River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Fraser River
589 m (1,932 ft)
  • Location:
    gage 08KD007
  • Minimum rate:
    8.85 m3/s (313 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    64.7 m3/s (2,280 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    580 m3/s (20,000 cu ft/s)

The Bowron River, also formerly named the Bear River and Reid Creek, is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It originates in Bowron Lake Provincial Park of east central British Columbia and flows northwest from the outlet of the Bowron Lakes, then northeast, to join the Fraser River. The river was named after John Bowron, the Gold Commissioner in Barkerville.

Notable features

Portage Canyon, accessed by a 0.5 km trail off the Vama Vama Forest Service Road, is a stretch of rough water in the lower third of the Bowron River. This spot provides a secluded picnic spot and prime trout-fishing.

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