York River (Ontario)


York River (Ontario)

Infobox River
river_name = York River


image_size = 250px
caption = Egan Chute on the York River, near Bancroft, Ontario.
origin = Yorkend Lake
mouth = Madawaska River at coord|45|20|02|N|77|34|48|W|region:CA-ON_type:landmark|display=inline,title
basin_countries =
length =
elevation =
mouth_elevation = convert|280|m|ft|0|abbr=on
discharge =
watershed =

The York River is a river in Ontario, Canada, which originates at Yorkend Lake in the southern extension of Algonquin Park. The river flows through the town of Bancroft, Ontario, continues on through the Conroy Marsh, a convert|24|km2|sqmi|0|abbr=on provincially significant wetland and empties into the Madawaska River.

In the second half of the 19th century, the river was used to transport logs out of the forests surrounding its watershed. Now, parts of this river have been turned into a provincial waterway park.

Group of Seven artist A. J. Casson painted a number of scenes from this region, including one titled "Conroy Marsh" and several along the York River itself.

Waterfalls along this river include:
* Egan Chute
* High Falls (somewhat less dramatic as a result of the High Falls Dam which regulates the water level for Baptiste Lake)

Tributaries

*Little Mississippi River
*North York River

ee also

*List of Ontario rivers

ources

* [http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca Atlas of Canada] Topographic Map Sheet Number 031E08 retrieved 2007-11-04


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