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Dufour River
Dufour River is located in Quebec
Dufour River
Native name Rivière Dufour
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
MRC Kamouraska Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
74 metres (243 ft)
47°28′47″N 69°50′44″W / 47.479608°N 69.845534°W / 47.479608; -69.845534
River mouth Kamouraska River
20 metres (66 ft)
47°31′10″N 69°50′09″W / 47.51944°N 69.83583°W / 47.51944; -69.83583
Length 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi)
Basin features
Progression Kamouraska River, St. Lawrence River
  • Left:
  • Right:
    (upstream) Ruisseau Creux

The Dufour River (in French: rivière Dufour) is a tributary of the east bank of the Kamouraska River, which empties on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence river two km east of the center of the village of Kamouraska.

The Dufour river flows in the municipalities of Saint-Philippe-de-Néri and Saint-Pascal, in the Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Bas-Saint-Laurent, in province of Quebec, in Canada.


The source of this river is located south of 4th rang, 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) southeast of Kamouraska bay, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, at 43 kilometres (27 mi) north of the village of Mont-Carmel, 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the center of the village of Saint-Philippe-de-Néri and 5.9 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest from the center of the village of Saint-Pascal. The Commission de toponymie du Québec assigns the status of a stream to this watercourse.

From its source, the Dufour river flows over 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi), divided into the following segments:

  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) north-east in Saint-Philippe-de-Néri, to the limit of Saint-Pascal;
  • 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) north-east in Saint-Pascal collecting water from the Creux streams (coming from the south and drawing its source at Lake Saint-Pierre), up to the Beaulieu road;
  • 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) north, to its confluence which is connected (on the southeast side) to the autoroute 20 bridge.

This confluence is located 2.3 km west of the center of the village of Saint-Pacôme.


The term "Dufour" constitutes a French Canadian surname.

The toponym “Rivière Dufour” was formalized on June 29, 1983 by the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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