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Greenhill River
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Location of the mouth of the Greenhill River in Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Algoma
Physical characteristics
Main source Greenhill Lake
Makawa Township
396 m (1,299 ft)
48°35′11″N 83°52′05″W / 48.58639°N 83.86806°W / 48.58639; -83.86806
River mouth Missinaibi River
Hayward Township
286 m (938 ft)
48°43′17″N 83°27′08″W / 48.72139°N 83.45222°W / 48.72139; -83.45222
Basin features
River system James Bay drainage basin

The Greenhill River is a river in Algoma District in northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is in the James Bay drainage basin, and is a left tributary of the Missinaibi River.


The river begins at Greenhill Lake in geographic Makawa Township and flows north, curving around the west side of the lake to eventually head southeast to Amik Lake. It continues south east then northeast through the north central part of geographic Amik Township, then enters geographic Nebotik Township at the southwest corner. The river continues northeast, then turns east and takes in the right tributary South Greenhill River. It continues east, enters geographic Conking Township, turns northeast, enters geographic Hayward Township, flows under the Canadian National Railway transcontinental railway main line between the railway points of Fire River to the west and Argolis to the east, a section of track travelled on by Via Rail transcontinental Canadian passenger trains, and reaches its mouth at the Missinaibi River. The Missinaibi River flows via the Moose River to James Bay.

The entire course of the river, except for the short portion downstream (to the north) of the CN mainline, is within the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve. That remaining short portion is within Missinaibi Provincial Park.


  • South Greenhill River (right)
  • Winjiget Creek (right)
  • Timia Creek (right)
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