Rivière aux Rats facts for kids
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The "rivière aux Rats" view from Rosaire-Gauthier park.
|Regional County Municipality||Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality|
|River mouth||Saguenay River
4 m (13 ft)
|Length||3.72 km (2.31 mi)|
The rivière aux Rats (from muskrat) is a watercourse crossing the borough Chicoutimi sector, at Saguenay (city) (Quebec, Canada). At 3.72 km (2.31 mi) in length, it is a minor tributary of the Saguenay River.
The surface of the Rivière aux Rats is usually frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March, however the safe circulation on the ice is generally done from mid-December to mid-March.
The Rivière aux Rats begins, in the south, near boulevard du Royaume (route 170), passes near Rosaire-Gauthier Park, under Jean-Béliveau Park and empties into Saguenay River at the height of the rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville.
This watercourse was, in part, channeled in 1929 under the Chicoutimi Downtown.
In its southern part, a woodland protects its natural state. A 2.4 km (1.5 mi) trail, accessible all year round, has been built along the Rats River: the Muscat Rats Trail.
The toponym “Rivière aux Rats” was formalized on February 25, 1976, at the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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