McLennan River

The McLennan River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Robson Valley region of British Columbia. The river was named after an engineer on one of the Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in the 1870s.[3]

McLennan River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictCariboo Land District
Physical characteristics
SourceMcLennan Glacier
 • locationPremier Range
 • coordinates52°49′20″N 119°33′27″W / 52.82222°N 119.55750°W / 52.82222; -119.55750[1]
 • elevation2,175 m (7,136 ft)[2]
MouthFraser River
 • location
Tête Jaune Cache, Robson Valley
 • coordinates
52°57′58″N 119°27′43″W / 52.96611°N 119.46194°W / 52.96611; -119.46194Coordinates: 52°57′58″N 119°27′43″W / 52.96611°N 119.46194°W / 52.96611; -119.46194[3]
 • elevation
727 m (2,385 ft)[2]
Basin size534 km2 (206 sq mi)[4]


Headwall below McLennan Glacier and upper McLennan River flats

The McLennan River originates in the Premier Range, flowing from McLennan Glacier between Mount Stanley Baldwin and Mount Arthur Meighen. The river flows east out of the mountains into the Rocky Mountain Trench near Valemount. Then it turns northwest, flowing through the Rocky Mountain Trench, picking up tributary streams flowing from the Selwyn Range to the east and the Premier Range to the west. It joins the Fraser River at Tête Jaune Cache.

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  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 "McLennan River". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013. Search for Station 08KA011 McLennan River near the mouth