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Sombrio River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
District Capital Regional District
Physical characteristics
Main source unnamed confluence
530 m (1,740 ft)
River mouth Strait of Juan de Fuca
0 m (0 ft)

The Sombrio River is a river in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada. Located on southern Vancouver Island, it flows to the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Pacific Ocean at Sombrio Beach.

Natural history

The lower reaches of the river, below British Columbia Highway 14, fall within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

Course

The Sombrio River begins at an unnamed confluence at an elevation of 507 metres (1,663 ft). It flows southwest, passes under British Columbia Highway 14, flows under a suspension bridge carrying the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, and ends at the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Pacific Ocean at Sombrio Beach, north of Sombrio Point and south east of the settlement of Port Renfrew.

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