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Nimpkish River
LowerNimpkishRiver.JPG
The Nimpkish River below Nimpkish Lake
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Northern Vancouver Island
Physical characteristics
Main source Mount Alston
1,415 m (4,642 ft)
River mouth Broughton Strait
0 m (0 ft)
Length 118.1 km (73.4 mi)

The Nimpkish River is a river in northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is the longest river on the Island, rising on the west slope of Mount Alston, flowing northwest into Nimpkish Lake and then north into the Broughton Strait at a point 8 km east of Port McNeill, just southwest of the town of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island.

Name origin

"Nimpkish" is an anglicization of the Kwak'wala name for the people of this area, the 'Namgis.

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