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McKale River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Physical characteristics
Main source Park Ranges
Rocky Mountains
1,900 m (6,200 ft)
River mouth Fraser River
Robson Valley
690 m (2,260 ft)
  • Location:
    gage 08KA009
  • Minimum rate:
    0.569 m3/s (20.1 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    8.25 m3/s (291 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    131 m3/s (4,600 cu ft/s)

The McKale River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The river was named in 1913 by surveyor J.A. Walker, after James McKale, a timber cruiser at McBride


The McKale River originates in the Park Ranges of the Rocky Mountains near Interpass Ridge on the continental divide. It flows generally west to join the Fraser River in the Robson Valley portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench, north of McBride.

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