Stuart River


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The Stuart River is a river in the northeast of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

It flows 110 km from Stuart Lake to its confluence with the Nechako River and drains a portion of the Nechako Plateau. Its hydrological catchment area of ​​16,200 km ². The total flow length to the source of the inflow Driftwood River is 415 km.

The Stuart River is of importance for the history of British Columbia. He made in 1808 a section of the expedition of Simon Fraser at Fraser River down to the present-day Vancouver. He was discovered by Fraser's assistant James McDougall 1806 upriver explored. It was named after another wizard Fraser, John Stuart ( 1780-1847 ).

During the Omineca Gold Rush drove steamships from the Quesnel area near the Fraser River up the river to Stuart Lake.

A large part of its flow length lies in the two sub-regions of the Stuart River Provincial Park.

The Stuart River is one of the 20 rivers in British Columbia Heritage Rivers System.