For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Beaver River (Columbia River tributary).

Beaver River (Columbia River tributary)

Beaver River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictKootenay Land District
Physical characteristics
SourceBeaver Glacier
 • locationGlacier National Park
 • coordinates51°03′36″N 117°17′47″W / 51.06000°N 117.29639°W / 51.06000; -117.29639[1]
MouthColumbia River
 • location
Kinbasket Lake
 • coordinates
51°32′N 117°26′W / 51.533°N 117.433°W / 51.533; -117.433[2]
Basin size1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)[3]
 • locationNear the mouth[3]
 • average41.9 m3/s (1,480 cu ft/s)[3]
 • minimum2.08 m3/s (73 cu ft/s)
 • maximum429 m3/s (15,100 cu ft/s)

The Beaver River, also known as the Beavermouth Creek or Beaver Creek, is a tributary of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada, joining that river in the Rocky Mountain Trench northwest of the town of Golden. It enters the Columbia via Kinbasket Lake.

The Beaver River is the eastern egress from the Rogers Pass and its valley is the route of the Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railway on that side of the pass, and it is located in Glacier National Park. Its lower reaches are officially named Beaver Canyon.[4] The pass between the Beaver River and the Duncan River forms the dividing line between the Selkirks and the Purcell Mountains.

A semi-decommissioned hiking trail follows the Beaver from the Trans-Canada highway for much of its length, including now-abandoned spurs to Copperstain Pass and Glacier Circle. The trail no longer receives maintenance from Parks Canada, which closed remaining stream crossings in 2009.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Beaver Glacier". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Beaver River". BC Geographical Names.
  3. ^ a b c "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2008. Search for Station 08NB019 Beaver River near the mouth
  4. ^ "Beaver Canyon". BC Geographical Names.
  5. ^ Parks Canada Agency, Government of Canada (11 August 2021). "Hiking - Glacier National Park". Retrieved 17 September 2021.

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Beaver River (Columbia River tributary)
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?