Granby River

The Granby River is a tributary of the Kettle River in British Columbia, Canada, joining the Kettle just north of the Canada–United States border at the town of Grand Forks. The river is approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) in length and has its origin in the Monashee Mountains to the west of Fauquier on the Arrow Lakes.

Granby River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Physical characteristics
SourceMonashee Mountains
MouthKettle River
 • location
Grand Forks
 • coordinates
49°2′N 118°26′W / 49.033°N 118.433°W / 49.033; -118.433Coordinates: 49°2′N 118°26′W / 49.033°N 118.433°W / 49.033; -118.433[1]
Length105 km (65 mi)
 • locationAt Grand Forks[2]
 • average30.9 m3/s (1,090 cu ft/s)[2]
 • minimum0.227 m3/s (8.0 cu ft/s)
 • maximum385 m3/s (13,600 cu ft/s)

The Granby River is named for the Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company, which from 1898 to 1919 operated the Phoenix Mines and a smelter on the east side of the river.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Granby River". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2008. Search for Station 08NN002 Granby River at Grand Forks