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McKale River

McKale River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictCariboo Land District
Physical characteristics
SourcePark Ranges
 • locationRocky Mountains
 • coordinates53°28′34″N 119°57′21″W / 53.47611°N 119.95583°W / 53.47611; -119.95583[1]
 • elevation1,900 m (6,200 ft)[2]
MouthFraser River
 • location
Robson Valley
 • coordinates
53°23′51″N 120°20′32″W / 53.39750°N 120.34222°W / 53.39750; -120.34222[3]
 • elevation
690 m (2,260 ft)[2]
 • locationgage 08KA009[4]
 • average8.25 m3/s (291 cu ft/s)[4]
 • minimum0.569 m3/s (20.1 cu ft/s)
 • maximum131 m3/s (4,600 cu ft/s)

The McKale River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The river was named in 1913 by surveyor J.A. Walker, after James McKale, a timber cruiser at McBride[3]


The McKale River originates in the Park Ranges of the Rocky Mountains near Interpass Ridge on the continental divide. It flows generally west to join the Fraser River in the Robson Valley portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench, north of McBride.

See also


  1. ^ Derived using topographic maps and TopoQuest.
  2. ^ a b Elevation derived from ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model, using GeoLocator, and BCGNIS coordinates.
  3. ^ a b "McKale River". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ a b "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2013. Search for Station 08KA009 McKale River near 940 M

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