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Moose River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
MRC Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality
Municipality Disraeli (parish), Beaulac-Garthby
Physical characteristics
Main source Streams
Disraeli (parish)
388 m (1,273 ft)
45°55′13″N 71°26′10″W / 45.920344°N 71.43606°W / 45.920344; -71.43606
River mouth Saint-François River
249 m (817 ft)
45°51′27″N 71°22′03″E / 45.8575°N 71.3675°E / 45.8575; 71.3675
Length 5.3 km (3.3 mi)
Basin features
Progression Saint-François River, St. Lawrence River

The rivière Moose is a tributary of lake Aylmer which is crossed by the Saint-François River which constitutes a tributary of the south shore of St. Lawrence River.

The course of the Moose River crosses the territory of the municipalities of Disraelil and Beaulac-Garthby, in the Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Estrie, on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River, in Quebec, Canada.


The principal neighboring watersheds of the Moose River are:

The Mosse River originates between two mountains, 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) southeast of Lac Breeches and 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) southwest of route 263. Its source is located near the municipal boundary of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown.

From its head, the Moose River flows over:

  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) south-east to Breeches Road;
  • 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) southeasterly to the municipal boundary between Disraeli (parish) and Beaulac-Garthby;
  • 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) south-east, then east, to its mouth.

The Moose River empties on a long strand on the west shore of Moose Bay which forms an appendage of lake Aylmer through which the St. Francis River crosses. Its confluence is located 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) north of the confluence of the Longue Pointe stream, at 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) south of the confluence of the Bourgeault stream and at 2.9 kilometres (1.8 mi) (direct line) from the intersection of route 161 and route 112 at village of Beaulac-Garthby.

The resort is particularly developed around Moose Bay.


The toponym Rivière Moose was officially registered on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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