| Share
 

Liard

Liard (lēˈärdˌ) [key], river, 755 mi (1,215 km) long, rising in the Pelly Mts., SE Yukon, Canada, and flowing SE into N British Columbia, passing through the main range of the Rocky Mts., thence northeast through densely wooded country to the Mackenzie River at Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories. It is navigable to Fort Liard, an old Hudson's Bay Company post, c.165 mi (270 km) from its mouth. The South Nahanni and Fort Nelson rivers are its chief tributaries. Part of its course is followed by the Alaska Highway.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Liard from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Canadian Physical Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring