Gander River

Gander River, 175 km long, drainage basin 6400 km2, is the principal river of northeast Newfoundland, emptying into Gander Bay. Named for its abundant geese, it rises in the central plateau and eventually falls 427 m to the Atlantic.

Gander River, 175 km long, drainage basin 6400 km2, is the principal river of northeast Newfoundland, emptying into Gander Bay. Named for its abundant geese, it rises in the central plateau and eventually falls 427 m to the Atlantic. The Northwest Gander flows 97 km into the west end of Gander Lake where it is joined by the 77 km long Southwest Gander River. The main river begins on the north side of the lake and twists northeast 44 km to the sea. A waterway of the BEOTHUK, it has been fished for salmon by Europeans since 1725. It reaches into excellent stands of timber and has long been a route for lumbering.