The Detour River is a tributary of the Turgeon River, which flows in Canada through the administrative regions of:
The hydrographic slopes adjacent to the Detour River are:
The Detour River originates in Northeastern Ontario, at the mouth of the “Upper Lake Detour” (length: 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi), elevation: 314 metres (1,030 ft)), southeast of the lake Lawagamau, east of the Chabbie River and north of “North Chabbie Lake”. The “Upper Detour Lake” has three parts bounded by peninsulas. Its mouth is situated on the eastern shore of the northern part of the lake.
River course in Northeastern Ontario
From “Upper Detour Lake”, the Detour River flows:
Course of the river in Northeast of Quebec
From the Quebec – Ontario border, the Detour River flows 9.8 kilometres (6.1 mi) eastward to the Turgeon River. In this segment of Quebec, the Detour River collects the waters of:
The mouth of the Detour River flows into the Turgeon River at 52 kilometres (32 mi) upstream of its confluence.
The following place names are interrelated: Upper Detour Lake, Little Detour Lake, Detour Lake, Lower Detour Lake and Detour River.
The place name Detour River (or “rivière de Détour”, in French) was officially registered on December 5, 1968, at the Bank of Place Names of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.