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Fraser River

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Fraser River, river in British Columbia, 850 mi (1,370 km) long, named for Simon Fraser, who explored it in 1808. It is famous for its salmon fisheries, and is an important shipping route. The Fraser rises in the Rocky Mountains, flows between the Rocky and Caribou ranges, then turns south and west to empty into the Georgia Strait south of Vancouver. It is navigable for about 90 mi (145 km) from its mouth.

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