Rain and other water which fall on the earth’s surface constantly flow in the form of streams, creeks, and small rivers that connect and form a large watercourse that becomes a wide river. Many rivers flow into the sea. However, some flow into lakes and others that pass through dry valleys become less and less extinct due to vapor or submerging in dry soil. Large rivers have many tributaries that are poured into them. Ohio and Missouri in North America, for example, by themselves large rivers, are actually tributaries of an even larger river called Mississippi. Each tributary has its own smaller tributaries so that the great river basin of the Mississippi River is composed of thousands of rivers, creeks, and streams. The area covered by the river basin can be very spacious. All this and much more is important to know when it comes to rivers, but this list will still deal with the longest rivers in Canada, which also has some of the most beautiful rivers of the world. Rivers and water, in general, are the most important for people and their existence, being the reason why there are many different water treatment systems today. In the western part of Canada, the rivers have deep-seated valleys; due to the great fall, only the Fraser and Columbia rivers are partly navigable. In the rest of Canada, the rivers have a smaller fall. Many rivers are used to generate electricity. But, let us see the names of the longest rivers in Canada.
- Mackenzie River
With its length of 4,241 kilometers, that is, 2,635 miles, Mackenzie River flows entirely within the Canadian Northwest Territories.
- Yukon River
Yukon River is 3,185 kilometers long, which equals to 1,979 miles, and the source of the river is located in British Columbia, Canada, proceeding to flow through the Canadian Yukon Territory.
- Saint Lawrence River
This river forms the international boundary between Ontario, Canada, and the U.S. state of New York, with the length of 3,058 kilometers (1,900 miles).
- Nelson River
Nelson River is 2,575 kilometers long, that is, 1,600 miles, and flows through the Canadian province of Manitoba.
- Slave River
The Slave River got its name from the Slavey people of the Dene group from the Canada’s Northwest Territories. Its length is 2,338 in kilometers and 1,453 in miles.
- Columbia River
The stream of this river that is 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) long is in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia in Canada.
- Saskatchewan River
This is one of the most important rivers in Canada that flows across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to empty into Lake Winnipeg, and it is 1,939 kilometers long, that is, 1,205 miles.
- Peace River
The Peace River originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows to the northeast through northern Alberta, with its length of 1,923 kilometers (1,195 miles).
- Churchill River
This river got its name after John Churchill, governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and it has the length of 1,609 kilometers, which equals to 1,000 miles.