Largest Rivers and Longest Rivers in Canada
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  Overview

Which is the longest river in Canada?
The longest river in Canada is Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring with a length of 6,275 kilometers (3,899 miles). At second and third, are Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay which stretches 4,241 kilometers (2,635 miles) and Yukon which is 3,185 kilometers (1,979 miles) long.The lengths of the major rivers and river systems in Canada range from 1,115 km to 6,275 km, with the average river being 2,350.5 km long.

 Compare Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring with Ottawa


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Rivers with the largest drainage basin. The river with the largest drainage basin in Canada is Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring with a basin area of 2,980,000 square kilometers.The drainage basins of the major rivers in Canada span from 95,300 km2 to 2,980,000 km2, with the average basin size being 957,756.8 km2.

Rivers with the highest average discharge. The river with the highest average discharge in Canada is Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring with a discharge rate of 16,792 m3/s.The average discharge of the major rivers in Canada range from 1,950 m3/s to 16,792 m3/s.


Here are the longest rivers in Canada.

Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring.

Above the Mississippi River

Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring is the longest river in North America at 6,275 kilometers (3,899 miles).

At 6,275km (3,899 miles), the Mississippi–Missouri–Jefferson–Beaverhead–Red Rock–Hell Roaring river system is the longest in North America, helmed by the two longest rivers in the United States, the Missouri river (3,768 km) and the Mississippi River (3,544 km).The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Originating from the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles (3,767 km) before merging into the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River has its sources at Lake Itasca and Brower's Spring in Montana, and stretches for another 3,544km southwards before flowing out eventually to the Gulf of Mexico.

The drainage area of the river spans 2,980,000 square kilometers and discharges at a rate of 16,792m3. The deepest part of the Mississippi River is in New Orleans, where its depth could reach 200 feet (61m).


Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay.

Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay

Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay is the 2nd longest river in North America at 4,241 kilometers (2,635 miles).

Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay is a river that stretches 4,241 kilometers (or 2,635 miles) in length, draining from a 1,790,000 km2 basin in Canada.

Its average discharge rate is 10,300 m3/3 and the river flows out into Beaufort Sea.

 

 Compare Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay with Green from North America.

 Compare Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay with Canadian from North America.


Yukon.

Yukon River

Yukon is the 3rd longest river in North America at 3,185 kilometers (1,979 miles).

Draining from an area as wide as 850,000 km2 in United States (59.8% of river) and Canada (40.2%), Yukon has a length of 3,185 kilometers (1,979 miles).

Yukon discharges at 6,210 m3/3 and flows out into Bering Sea.

 

 Compare Yukon with Upper Mississippi from North America.

 Compare Yukon with Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes from North America.


Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes.

Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes

Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes is the 3rd largest river by average discharge rate in North America at 10,100 m3/s.

Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes is a river that is 3,058 kilometers (or 1,900 miles) long and drains from a 1,030,000 km2 drainage basin in Canada (52.1% of river) and United States (47.9%).

Its average discharge rate is 10,100 m3/3 and the river flows out into Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

 

 Compare Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes with Colorado (western U.S.) from North America.

 Compare Saint Lawrence–Great Lakes with Athabasca from North America.


Nelson–Saskatchewan.

Nelson–Saskatchewan

Nelson–Saskatchewan is the 3rd largest river by drainage area in North America at 1,093,000 km2.

Nelson–Saskatchewan is a 2,570-km long (1,597 miles) river that drains from a 1,093,000-km2 wide basin in Canada and United States.

Nelson–Saskatchewan discharges at 2,575 m3/3 and flows out into Hudson Bay.

 

 Compare Nelson–Saskatchewan with Lerma–Rio Grande De Santiago from North America.

 Compare Nelson–Saskatchewan with Red (USA) from North America.


Columbia.

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia is a river that is 2,250 kilometers (or 1,398 miles) long and drains from a 415,211 km2 drainage basin in United States and Canada.

Columbia discharges at 7,500 m3/3 and flows out into Pacific Ocean.

 

 Compare Columbia with Yellowstone from North America.

 Compare Columbia with Upper Mississippi from North America.


Fraser.

Fraser is a river that is 1,368 kilometers (or 850 miles) long and drains from a 220,000 km2 drainage basin in Canada.

The average volume of water flow is 3,475 m3/3 and the river flows out into Pacific Ocean.

 

 Compare Fraser with Yellowstone from North America.

 Compare Fraser with Nelson–Saskatchewan from North America.


Ottawa.

Ottawa River, Ontario, Canada

Draining from an area as wide as 146,300 km2 in Canada, Ottawa has a length of 1,271 kilometers (790 miles).

The average volume of water flow is 1,950 m3/3 and the river flows out into Saint Lawrence River.

 

 Compare Ottawa with Liard from North America.

 Compare Ottawa with Upper Mississippi from North America.


More on the longest and largest river systems in the world:

World: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

By Country: Australia  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Russia  |  UK  |  USA

Europe: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Asia: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Africa: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Oceania: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

North America: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

South America: Longest  |  Largest by Discharge Volume  |  Largest by Drainage Area

Outflows: Amazon River  |  Atlantic Ocean  |  Black Sea  |  Mississippi River  |  Pacific Ocean


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