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Montreal River
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Census division Division No. 18
Physical characteristics
Main source Montreal Lake
489 m (1,604 ft)
River mouth Lac la Ronge
La Ronge
356 m (1,168 ft)
Length 100 km (62 mi)
Basin features
River system Churchill River drainage basin

The Montreal River is a river in Census Division No. 18, Saskatchewan, Canada. It flows 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Montreal Lake to Lac la Ronge, and is part of the Churchill River and Hudson Bay drainage basins.

Course

The river begins at Montreal Lake 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the community of Molanosa and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Saskatchewan Highway 969. It heads north and passees under at Saskatchewan Highway 2 at the site of the Montreal River Provincial Recreation Site. The river continues north, passes under Saskatchewan Highway 165, heads east through Partridge Crop Lake and Sikachu Lake and enters Egg Lake (Saskatchewan) at Wawe Bay. It continues east through Bigstone Lake, passes again under Saskatchewan Highway 2, and reaches its mouth at Lac la Ronge between the communities of La Ronge and Air Ronge.

Fish species

The fish species include walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, burbot, white sucker and longnose sucker.

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