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Rivière au Canard
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality
Municipality Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens and Weedon
Physical characteristics
Main source Streams
343 m (1,125 ft)
45°47′17″N 71°31′43″E / 45.787932°N 71.528536°E / 45.787932; 71.528536
River mouth Lake Louise (Estrie), Saint-François River
242 m (794 ft)
45°43′04″N 71°25′21″E / 45.71778°N 71.4225°E / 45.71778; 71.4225
Length 139 km (86 mi)
Basin features
Progression Saint-François River, St. Lawrence River
  • Right:
    (upward) Ruisseau Mud, ruisseau Dufresne.

The rivière au Canard (in English: Duck River) is a watercourse crossing the municipality of Weedon, in the Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Estrie, in Quebec, in Canada.


The neighboring hydrographic slopes of Lac au Canard are:

The river has its source in Lac au Canard (length: 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi); altitude: 340 metres (1,120 ft)) whose mouth is located on the south side. This lake is located 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) southeast of Lake Nicolet, 3.3 kilometres (2.1 mi) south of the center of the village of Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens and 8.3 kilometres (5.2 mi) northwest of the center of the village of Saint-Gérard which is amalgamated into the municipality of Weedon.

From Lac au Canard, the Rivière au Canard flows for a distance of 13.9 kilometres (8.6 mi) in the following segments:

  • 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) towards the south-east, the south-west and the south, collecting the waters of the Dufresne stream (coming from the west), up to the municipal limit between Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud and Weedon;
  • 4.7 kilometres (2.9 mi) southeasterly, along (on the west side) the limit of the Saint-Gérard sector, up to the confluence of the stream Mud (coming from the west);
  • 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) southeasterly, to route 112, which it crosses at 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) north- east of the village center of Weedon;
  • 2.9 kilometres (1.8 mi) towards the south-east, to its mouth.

The Canard River flows into Lake Louise, a lake crossed by the Saint-François River, near Weedon.


The toponym "Rivière au Canard" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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