Peace River (Canada) facts for kids
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Peace River Valley in BC
Map of the Peace River watershed in western Canada
|Native name||Rivière de la Paix|
|Province||British Columbia, Alberta|
|Cities||Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Peace River, Alberta|
|Main source||Finlay River
Thutade Lake, British Columbia
1,140 m (3,740 ft)
|2nd source||Parsnip River
Near Mount Barton, British Columbia
1,716 m (5,630 ft)
|River mouth||Slave River
Confluence of Peace with Athabasca River, Alberta
|Length||1,923 km (1,195 mi)|
|River system||Mackenzie River watershed|
|Basin size||306,000 km2 (118,000 sq mi)|
The Peace River (French: rivière de la Paix) is a 1,923-kilometre-long (1,195 mi) river in Canada that originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows to the northeast through northern Alberta. The Peace River joins the Athabasca River in the Peace-Athabasca Delta to form the Slave River, a tributary of the Mackenzie River. The Finlay River, the main headwater of the Peace River, is regarded as the ultimate source of the Mackenzie River. The combined Finlay–Peace–Slave–Mackenzie river system is the 13th longest river system in the world.
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Peace River in Fort Vermilion, Alberta.
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