Alouette River

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Alouette River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Mouth Pitt River
 - elevation 11 m (36 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 49°15′52″N 122°42′31″W / 49.26444°N 122.70861°W / 49.26444; -122.70861Coordinates: 49°15′52″N 122°42′31″W / 49.26444°N 122.70861°W / 49.26444; -122.70861 [2]
Discharge for Haney
 - average 5.16 m3/s (182 cu ft/s) [3]
 - max 236 m3/s (8,334 cu ft/s)
 - min 0.184 m3/s (6 cu ft/s)

The Alouette River is a tributary of the Pitt River in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The Alouette River was known as the Lillooet River until 1914, at which time its name was changed to avoid confusion with the much larger Lillooet River. The name Alouette, French for "lark", was obstentially chosen because it sounds similar to Lillooet.[2]


The Alouette River is formed at the confluence of the North and South Alouette Rivers. The smaller of the two, the North Alouette flows from Jacobs Lake south to its confluence with the South Alouette. The river flows over a minor set of falls about halfway from its mouth.[4] The South Alouette originates on the slopes of Mount Robie Reid and flows into Alouette Lake. After exiting the lake the river flows west before converging with the North Alouete. From there, the river flows west to join the Pitt River. The Pitt River flows south to join the Fraser River east of Vancouver.

See also


  1. ^ Elevation derived from ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model, using GeoLocator, and BCGNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ a b "Alouette River". BC Geographical Names. 
  3. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2013.  Search for Station 08MH005 Alouette River near Haney
  4. ^
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