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Bras à Pierre
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Regional County Municipality Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality
Municipalities Ferland-et-Boilleau and Rivière-Éternité
Physical characteristics
Main source Streams in marsh area
368 m (1,207 ft)
River mouth Rivière Saint-Jean
174 m (571 ft)
Length 9.0 km (5.6 mi)

The Bras à Pierre is a tributary of the Saint-Jean river, flowing in the municipality of L'Anse-Saint-Jean, in the Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, in the province from Quebec, to Canada.

The valley of "Bras à Pierre" (English: Pierre's arm) is served by the Périgny road for forestry, agriculture and recreational tourism activities. Some secondary forest roads serve this valley.

Forestry is the main economic activity in the sector; recreational tourism activities, second; agriculture in third. This valley contains some dwellings distributed in small deforested areas.

The surface of "Bras à Pierre" is usually frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March, however the safe circulation on the ice is generally done from mid-December to mid-March.


The main watersheds neighboring the "Bras à Pierre" are:

The "Bras à Pierre" originates in the marsh area (length: 2.7 km (1.7 mi); maximum width: 0.4 km (0.25 mi))) between the mountains in the northern part of the Rivière à la Catin. This marsh area is fed by a few mountain streams. This source of the watercourse is located at:

  • 1.0 km (0.62 mi) north of the course of the Rivière à la Catin;
  • 1.9 km (1.2 mi) north of the hamlet "Le Bras-du-Suroît";
  • 4.6 km (2.9 mi) west of a mountain peak reaching 858 m (2,815 ft);
  • 4.7 km (2.9 mi) north-west of a mountain peak reaching 893 m (2,930 ft);
  • 6.6 km (4.1 mi) south of the confluence of the "Bras à Pierre" and the Saint-Jean River.

From the mouth of its source, the course of "Bras à Pierre" descends on 9.0 km (5.6 mi), according to a drop in level of 194 m (636 ft) according to the following segments:

  • 3.0 km (1.9 mi) towards the north especially in the marsh area in a valley in a valley surrounded by high mountains, collecting the discharge (coming from the west) of a small lake, as well as the discharge (from the east) from another small lake, to a stream (from the east);
  • 0.4 km (0.25 mi) westward, to a stream (coming from the west);
  • 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards the north in a valley between the mountains and forming a hook towards the west and a loop towards the east at the end of the segment, up to the mouth.

Pierre's arm spills out onto the south bank of the Saint-Jean River. This mouth is located at:

From the confluence of "Bras à Pierre", the current:


The term "Pierre" is a male given name.

The toponym "Bras à Pierre" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec.


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