Dean River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDean River
Headwaters of Dean River
|Region||Coast Mountains, Kitimat Ranges|
|Main source||Aktaklin Lake
Chilcotin Plateau, Canada
52°13′12″N 124°56′47″W / 52.22000°N 124.94639°W
|River mouth||Dean Channel
52°48′18″N 126°58′06″W / 52.80500°N 126.96833°W
|Length||253 km (157 mi)|
|Basin size||8,752 km2 (3,379 sq mi)|
The Dean River is one of the major rivers of the Kitimat Ranges subrange of the southern Coast Mountains in British Columbia. It begins at Aktaklin Lake on the Chilcotin Plateau and winds north around the Rainbow Range to enter Dean Channel at the now-uninhabited, remote community of Kimsquit. It is one of the few rivers to fully penetrate the wall of the Coast Mountains between the Fraser's mouth (near Vancouver) and the mouth of the Skeena River (near Prince Rupert).
The Dean River is known as one of the best fisheries for steelhead in the world.
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