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Credit River

Credit River

Mississauga, Ontario

The Credit River is a river in southern Ontario which flows from headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment near Orangeville and Caledon East to empty into Lake Ontario at Port Credit, Mississauga. It drains an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi). The total length of the river and its tributary streams is over 1,500 kilometres (930 mi).

Despite urbanization and associated problems with water quality on the lower section of this river, it provides spawning areas for Chinook salmon and rainbow trout. There is a fish ladder on the river at Streetsville. Much of the river can still be travelled by canoe or kayak. The headwaters of the Credit River is home to a native self-sustaining brook trout population and an introduced brown trout population.

Credit Valley Conservation, the local watershed management conservation authority, operates several Conservation Areas including Belfountain, Island Lake, and Terra Cotta.

Photo Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Credit_River_from_Mississauga_park.jpg

Text Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_River

NEWS FEED
  • Credit River
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Sep 1, 2017

    We often stop at the mouth of the Credit River for lunch. A great view from the restaurant in Port Credit....and a chance to show off some of my Explore 150 swag.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Sep 1, 2017
  • Protecting Rivers
    guestBook Guestbook/ logz/ Aug 30, 2016

    Rivers like this are gems. It is our duty as occupiers of the land, to protect it though little actions everyday, so that future generations will have the opportunity to observe it's beauty. Don't rob the future generations of this experience.

  • Memories Lost
    guestBook Guestbook/ Kat9242/ Aug 29, 2016

    This river holds so many memories, it ran behind the house of someone I used to be close to, now it seems like that was so long ago. Picnics by the rushing water, early morning runs, to only dip your feet in later once your were too tired to go any longer. Late night walks just watching the water rush by and feeling calm.

  • Credit River
    guestBook Guestbook/ mar-CR7/ Sep 14, 2015

    Very peaceful area and there are many birds and ducks. Loved going there for picnics.

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NEWS FEED
  • Credit River
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Sep 1, 2017

    We often stop at the mouth of the Credit River for lunch. A great view from the restaurant in Port Credit....and a chance to show off some of my Explore 150 swag.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Sep 1, 2017
  • Protecting Rivers
    guestBook Guestbook/ logz/ Aug 30, 2016

    Rivers like this are gems. It is our duty as occupiers of the land, to protect it though little actions everyday, so that future generations will have the opportunity to observe it's beauty. Don't rob the future generations of this experience.

  • Memories Lost
    guestBook Guestbook/ Kat9242/ Aug 29, 2016

    This river holds so many memories, it ran behind the house of someone I used to be close to, now it seems like that was so long ago. Picnics by the rushing water, early morning runs, to only dip your feet in later once your were too tired to go any longer. Late night walks just watching the water rush by and feeling calm.

  • Credit River
    guestBook Guestbook/ mar-CR7/ Sep 14, 2015

    Very peaceful area and there are many birds and ducks. Loved going there for picnics.

The Credit River is a river in southern Ontario which flows from headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment near Orangeville and Caledon East to empty into Lake Ontario at Port Credit, Mississauga. It drains an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi). The total length of the river and its tributary streams is over 1,500 kilometres (930 mi).

Despite urbanization and associated problems with water quality on the lower section of this river, it provides spawning areas for Chinook salmon and rainbow trout. There is a fish ladder on the river at Streetsville. Much of the river can still be travelled by canoe or kayak. The headwaters of the Credit River is home to a native self-sustaining brook trout population and an introduced brown trout population.

Credit Valley Conservation, the local watershed management conservation authority, operates several Conservation Areas including Belfountain, Island Lake, and Terra Cotta.

Mississauga, Ontario
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Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Credit_River_from_Mississauga_park.jpg