Clearwater River, 280 km long, rises in Patterson, Forest and Lloyd lakes in northwest Saskatchewan, flows southeast to Careen Lake and abruptly turns west to join the ATHABASCA RIVER at Fort McMurray, Alberta. It has cut spectacular gorges and waterfalls into the sandstone and limestone; the forest along its banks is still wild and is home to moose, deer, bear, wolf, lynx, geese, fox and beaver. The only westward-flowing river between Winnipeg and the Rockies, it was an important link in the FUR TRADE ROUTE, connected to the CHURCHILL RIVER via Methye Portage. The river is "clear" only in relation to others in the area.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Clearwater River". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/clearwater-river. Accessed 02 October 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J. (2014). Clearwater River. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/clearwater-river
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Clearwater River." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Clearwater River," by James H. Marsh, Accessed October 02, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/clearwater-river
Article by James H. Marsh
Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014