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Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Cochrane
Physical characteristics
Main source Cochrane District, Ontario
298 m (978 ft)
49°01′22″N 79°52′10″W / 49.02278°N 79.86944°W / 49.02278; -79.86944
River mouth Burntbush River
Cochrane District, Ontario
259 m (850 ft)
49°25′19″N 79°47′25″W / 49.42194°N 79.79028°W / 49.42194; -79.79028
Length 69.3 km (43.1 mi)

The Kabika River is a tributary of the Burntbush River, flowing in the Cochrane District, in Northeastern Ontario, in Canada.

Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector; recreational tourism activities, second. The west side of this slope is served by the Ontario road 652.

The surface of the river is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, but safe circulation on the ice generally occurs from mid-November to the end of April.


The hydrographic slopes adjacent to the Kabika River are:

The Kabika River originates at the mouth of a small forest lake (altitude: 298 metres (978 ft)) in the north of the township of Scapa. This lake is situated to the northeast of a mountain whose summit reaches 409 metres (1,342 ft). Its mouth is located in the north of the North-East Bay of Lake Abitibi.

From the mouth of the small head lake, the Kabika River flows on 69.3 kilometres (43.1 mi) according to the following segments:

  • 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the mouth of Lake Kabika (length: 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi), altitude: 291 metres (955 ft) to the north in the township of Scapa) which overlaps the townships of Scapa and Abbotsford;
  • 18.6 kilometres (11.6 mi) to the north winding through the township of Abbotsford and Case, to the limit of the township of Singer;
  • 20.5 kilometres (12.7 mi) to the north by winding in Singer Township, then Kenning Township to the confluence of the Case River (coming from the West);
  • 4.7 kilometres (2.9 mi) to the north winding through Kenning Township, then Singer, to the boundary of the Tomlinson Township;
  • 15.6 kilometres (9.7 mi) to the north, then northeast, winding through Tomlinson Township, then Hurtubise, to the confluence of the East Kabika River (coming from the south);
  • 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) to the north-west by forming a hook to the north-west and another to the south-east, to its mouth.

The confluence of the Kabika River is located in the Hurtubise Township, at 19.9 kilometres (12.4 mi) on the western boundary of the Ontario - Quebec boundary; 18.5 kilometres (11.5 mi) to the west of the mouth of the Burntbush River (confluence with the Turgeon River); 89.3 kilometres (55.5 mi) to the southwest of the mouth of the Turgeon River (confluence with the Harricana River); 86.3 kilometres (53.6 mi) to the southeast of a bay south of Kesagami Lake and 37.9 kilometres (23.5 mi) east of the Ontario Highway 652.


The following toponyms are of the same origin and are in the same area of the Cochrane District: Kabika River, East Kakiba River.

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