Slave River

Catchment area of ​​the Slave River in northern Canada

White Pelican on the shore at Fort Smith

The river slave (also called " Slave River "; French rivière des Esclaves ) is a 434 km long river along the eastern boundary of Wood Buffalo National Park in the central to north-western part of Canada.

It forms the outflow of Athabascasees in Alberta, then takes the water from the Peace River to, and flows 415 km further to the north by the Northwest Territories until it finally empties into the Great Slave Lake. The river is part of the river system of the Mackenzie River.

The river's name has nothing "slavery" to do with the concept. Details on the origin of the name can be found in the article on Great Slave Lake.

Places on the river