Brightsand River facts for kids
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Mouth of the Brightsand River in Ontario
|Part||Thunder Bay, Unorganized|
|Main source||Pakashkan Lake
465 m (1,526 ft)
|River mouth||Allan Water
417 m (1,368 ft)
|River system||James Bay drainage basin|
The river begins at Outlet Bay on Pakashkan Lake about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the community of Upsala. It flows north through Brightsand Lake and further to Wapakaimaski Lake. The river splits with one channel flowing west into Seseganaga Lake and further into Kawaweogama Lake; the other flows north through Antler Lake and McEwan Lake. The two combine again to form the river Allan Water at the community of Allanwater Bridge, the location of Allanwater Bridge railway station, served by Via Rail transcontinental Canadian trains, on the Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line.
Most of the river has been designated Brightsand River Provincial Park.
- Hilltop Creek (left)
- Rude Creek (left)
- Globe Creek (right)
- Sparrow Creek (right)
- Grid Creek (left)
- Bluebird Creek (right)
- Ermine Creek (left)
- Aylsworth Creek (right)
- Wawang River (left)
- Pakashkan Lake (source)
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