Rivers in Montreal- A Journey Along the City’s Famous Rivers

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So many rivers in Montreal have their origin in the land of Canada, which passes through many wetlands, mountain ranges, and vegetation like deciduous forests, coniferous forests, etc.

All these natural elements add more and more beauty to life in the region of Quebec, which is a region situated in Canada. Many water bodies, like great lakes, streams, seas, etc., are present here.

1. The Famous Rivers in Montreal

If you plan a trip to south Montreal island, then you will be able to explore all these life forms, lakes, mountains, streams, seas, etc., in the geographical areas of Montreal.

Also, these parks are the best places that never fail to engage these tourists across the world in various water-related activities. Undoubtedly, all these rivers, lakes, and streams are worth visiting as they attract each visitor with their uniqueness in beauty and serenity.

1.1 The Montreal River- One of the Famous Rivers in Montreal

Starting from the north shore of the Island Lake and one of the great lakes, the Smooth-water Lake, the Montreal River has a length that covers approximately 200 kilometers. The mouth part of this leads towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Since this river appears to be one of the very oldest rivers flowing through the serene land of Canada, it easily gained prominence. One of the main things that can be noticed is that this source of water is a great source of hydroelectric power.

Because of its popularity, this little river gained lots of tourists used to visit the river, especially from many far away countries as well. It also passes through various streets in the southwest region of the city of Algoma. The Montreal River also has several tributaries, like Sandstone Creek, Giroux Creek, Hound Chute Creek, Gillies Creek, etc., which flow to Gowanda Lake, where they will be merging.

Here as well, every person who visits can enjoy a lot of activities like River rafting trips, jet boating trips, etc. Cruise is also available there. You can enjoy these activities together if you are visiting this destination in a group. If you want to enjoy rides with pairs as well, it is available along with the rest of the activities.

1.2 The Chateauguay River

This tributary river of the Saint Lawrence River also is seen as a reflection of the beauty of Canadian geography.

This river even shares its half with the United States and flows along the Canadian half. The river has a peculiarity; that is, the months starting from December to March make this river appear like a frozen one.

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The icy appearance of this river is yet another thing that adds to its beauty down the southeast side of the United States- Canada border as well. This riverside is truly a reminiscence of the Great Battle of Chateauguay during the War in 1812.

Thus, this river and its southeast bank are symbolically represented as a gem in archeology and history. This is yet another river in Montreal, which is also found on the map.

The tourists and all visitors who come to Montreal from the city areas as well can do many activities such as Kayaking, fishing, etc. Canoeing is yet another activity that every person who comes here is interested in doing. Being home to a wild variety of bird species and animals like the beavers, especially on its side, this is one of the unavoidable beauties of Montreal.

1.3 Riviere a I’orme

One of the rivers in Montreal which captures the attention of each and every visitor’s eyes is none other than the Riviere a I’orme River.

This river itself is a tributary, and it has various tributaries as well, which flow through Canada’s urban geography as well. During December, the river starts to get frozen, and this will be like this until the middle of March.

1.4 The Rouge River

Are you a daredevil? If so, this river in Montreal and its adventure are awaiting you! The Rouge River is yet another popular river that is present in the region of Montreal, situated in the country of Canada.

Many activities like river rafting are available here, mostly meant for the daredevils. Being one of the white water rivers in the Northern American region, this river is surrounded by the beauty of various valleys, mountains, waterfalls, islands, streams, etc., and it covers parts of Quebec.

The presence of many hills also makes this river’s surroundings astonishing. Because of the beauty and prominence that this place gained, many tourists, who are adventure lovers, used to visit here.

White water rafting is the best activity that every person visits there used to enjoy while performing. Since this river has the presence of a pile of reddish sands present on its banks, it is well known as “The Red River” of Canada.

As a reflection of nature’s beauty, this river also surrounds various mountains, hills, valleys, etc. Bisso, a mythic creature that is present in the folklore of Canada, is said to have its inhabitants in this Rouge River.

Even though this river overflowed in water level, causing the occurrence of flood in the year 2019, this river is now also on the bucket list of many visitors across the world.

1.5 Saint Lawrence River 

 The Saint Lawrence is well-known for being a splendorous one. The presence of vegetation, like the coniferous forests, near the riverbank makes this river one of the best tourist attractions. Even though it is a North American river, it also passes through the regions of Ontario and Quebec in Canada.  Apart from its magnificence, it also gained fame for being a young river.

The part of this river, which resides in Ontario and is present in Canada’s geography, is the home to the American archipelago called The Thousand Islands.

This river flows in the northeast direction. In the west of the island, the migration of several species, like the ducks, happens. The tourists who visit the island and the Saint Lawrence River used to do various adventurous activities, like kayaking.

Windsurfing and stand-up paddling are other things that the island and Saint Lawrence Riverside engage every visitor with.

Apart from all these activities, people used to do kite surfing as well while spending time here. Ferry services, cruises, etc., are also available through waterways to catch the eyesight of tourists. The Lachine Canal passes through Montreal Island to lake saint louis.

1.6 The Ottawa River

Being one of the tributary rivers, the Ottawa River is another natural life source that welcomes each visitor with its serenity.

It is a trade route and has the meaning that denotes trading, and it even symbolizes the borders between the two great provinces of Quebec as well as the city of Ontario. One peculiar thing about this river, which catches the eyes of every tourist to reach this destination, is because of its length.

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In short, the Ottawa River is known to be the longest river that can be found in the town of Quebec. As one delves deep into the details regarding the river, it can be easily found that this waterbody surpasses many coniferous and deciduous forests.

The beauty of the maple trees, birch trees, oak trees, etc., gave this river a heavenly beauty. The presence of various glorious wetlands is also present within the riverside. This river is yet another source of hydroelectric power as well.

In this tourist attraction, there are various things that every person who visits here could do, like being on a cruise for sightseeing, traveling through the river using an amphibious bus, etc. If you are a daredevil, then you will be more interested in doing zipline adventures. River rafting is yet another activity that engages most of the tourists who visit the city of Montreal.

1.7 Rivière des Prairies

One of the best rivers that are accessible to people, located in Montreal City, is the Rivière des Prairies. It is also called the River of Prairies.

Being one of the deltas of the river in Quebec City, Ottawa, this Rivière des Prairies makes visitors astonished by its serenity. Many islands and a beautiful Nature Park are present near the river banks.

This river also gained prominence by its English name, Back River. The presence of Rapids leads to an increase in the surface turbulence of the water system as well as the velocity of water in the river. All the travelers and tourists who pay a visit here can observe the presence of various aquatic life from here, adding more beauty to the river.

1.8 Saint Pierre River

The Saint Pierre River is included in the category of Montreal’s lost rivers, which was located in the city of Quebec.

This river always flowed into the Saint Lawrence River. Being used by the people who lived nearby its banks as a sewer and raw sewage, this river was forced to get buried. Even though this river was buried earlier itself, its various channels were not buried during that time.

But, in due course of time, its channels were also buried, which ultimately led to no traces of such a river that once existed. Even though this river is nowhere to be found on maps and it left no traces, every person belonging to the streets of Montreal will have the name of this Saint Pierre River in their mouths.

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1.9 The Champlain River

The Champlain River also has many basins and four branches from west to east. This river also flows through the regions of Quebec in Canada.

The name of the river itself has some prominence; that is, this river is known by its name after the French navigator and soldier Samuel de Champlain. Samuel de Champlain was the first person to position this river on the map.

The oldest fossil, reefs, can be seen deep under this lake. Every visitor can undergo various things like camping near the riverside.

The beauty of nature in the form of a river is awaiting you all. Just go and try to connect closely with the river to enjoy its serene beauty and make yourself calm and peaceful.

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