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Dubois River
Native name Rivière Dubois
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches, Centre-du-Québec
MRC Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality, L'Érable Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forest and mountain streams
432 m (1,417 ft)
46°07′45″N 71°30′11″W / 46.12930°N 71.50316°W / 46.12930; -71.50316
River mouth Bécancour River
193 m (633 ft)
46°06′16″N 71°33′00″W / 46.10444°N 71.55°W / 46.10444; -71.55
Length 6.7 km (4.2 mi)
Basin features
Progression Bécancour River, St. Lawrence River
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The Dubois River (designated "Chainey River" until 2006) is a tributary of the Bécancour River which is a tributary of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The Dubois River flows through the municipalities of Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, Irlande, in the Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, and Saint-Ferdinand of the MRC of L'Érable Regional County Municipality (Centre-du-Québec), in Quebec, in Canada.


The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Dubois River are:

The Dubois River has its source in the municipality of Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, at 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the hamlet "Clapham", at 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) south-east of route 216 and at 0.3 kilometres (0.19 mi) from the limit of the municipality of Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf.

From its head area, the Dubois River flows over 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) divided into the following segments:

  • 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) southwesterly, to the municipal boundary between Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, Irlande;
  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) southwesterly, to the route 216 bridge;
  • 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwesterly, up to the municipal boundary between Irlande and Saint-Ferdinand;
  • 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) southwesterly, crossing route 165, to its confluence.

The Dubois River flows onto the east shore of William Lake, which is crossed to the north by the Bécancour River. This confluence is located opposite the village of Bernierville and 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the confluence of the Bécancour River whose current enters from the south of Lake William.


The toponym "rivière Dubois" was made official on June 12, 2006 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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