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Petite rivière Jean-Boivin
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Regional County Municipality Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality
Unorganized territory and a city Lac-Ministuk
Physical characteristics
Main source Unidentified lake
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48°13′01″N 71°24′51″W / 48.2169°N 71.4141°W / 48.2169; -71.4141
River mouth Jean-Boivin River
329 m (1,079 ft)
48°13′55″N 71°22′21″W / 48.23203°N 71.37253°W / 48.23203; -71.37253
Length 3.9 km (2.4 mi)
Basin features
River system Saguenay River

The petite rivière Jean-Boivin is a freshwater tributary of the Jean-Boivin River, flowing in the unorganized territory of Lac-Ministuk, in the Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, in province of Quebec, in Canada. The upper course of the little Jean-Boivin river crosses the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve.

The valley of the "petite rivière Jean-Boivin" is located between route 175 and route 169; other secondary forest roads have been developed in the sector for forestry and recreational tourism activities.

Forestry is the primary economic activity in the sector; recreational tourism, second.

The surface of the small Jean-Boivin river is usually frozen from the end of November to the beginning of April, however the safe circulation on the ice is generally made from mid-December to the end of March.


The main watersheds neighboring the little Jean-Boivin river are:

The "Petite rivière Jean-Boivin" takes its source from an unidentified lake (length: 0.4 km (0.25 mi); altitude: 370 m (1,210 ft)). The northern mouth of this head lake is located at:

  • 2.2 km (1.4 mi) west of the Jean-Boivin River;
  • 2.7 km (1.7 mi) north-east of a curve of the Petite rivière Pikauba;
  • 10.7 km (6.6 mi) south of Kénogami Lake;
  • 11.3 km (7.0 mi) south-west of route 175;
  • 3.5 km (2.2 mi) south-west of the confluence of the small Jean-Boivin river and the Jean-Boivin river.

From the small head lake, the course of the small Jean-Boivin river flows over 3.9 km (2.4 mi) entirely in the forest zone, with a drop of 41 km (25 mi), depending on the segments following:

  • 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards the north-east, curving towards the north-east, up to a bend in a river where a stream (coming from the south-east) flows there;
  • 0.5 km (0.31 mi) to the north, forming a curve to the east, to a stream (coming from the northwest);
  • 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards the northeast, curving towards the east, to its mouth.

The "Petite rivière Jean-Boivin" flows into a bend on the west bank of the Jean-Boivin River. This confluence is located at:

From the confluence of the small Jean-Boivin river with the Jean-Boivin river, the current descends successively the latter on 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards the northeast, the course of the Cyriac river on 5.6 km (3.5 mi) to the north, then the current crosses Kénogami Lake on 6.3 km (3.9 mi) north-east to the dam of Portage-des-Roches, then follows the course of the Chicoutimi river on 26.2 km (16.3 mi) to the east, then the northeast and the Saguenay river course on 114.6 km (71.2 mi) east to Tadoussac where it merges with the Saint Lawrence estuary.


The toponym "Petite rivière Jean-Boivin" was formalized on June 1, 1971, at the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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