Fraser River, in British Columbia, rises from several heads in the Rocky Mountains, between long. 115° and 119° W., and lat, 55° and 54° 30' N. One main branch flows north-west and the other south-east, till they meet at Fort George (lat. 54° N., long. 122° 45' W.), from which point the united stream flows to the south, and after a course of between 700 and 800 miles, falls into the Georgian Gulf, south of Vancouver Island. There are rich gold beds in the lower basin of the river, which is navigable for about 100 miles, and large quantities of salmon are taken from it. At Yale begin the rapids, and the scenery for some distance is very fine.