The Embarras River is a short river in west-central Alberta, Canada. The river likely derived its name from the French word for obstruction, because it is often obstructed by driftwood.
It flows north-northeast through the Rocky Mountain foothils before being joined by the Erith river. It then flows ins into the McLeod River
, which in turn flows into the Athabasca River
The Embarras forms near Robb, Alberta at the junction of a few small creeks. Snaking northward, the Embarras parallels Alberta Highway 47 before its confluence with the McLeod.
Embarras Landing is a former coal town established at the confluence of the river with Prest Creek.
- Dummy (Hay) Creek
- Prest Creek
- Neill Creek
- Mitchell Creek
- Baril Creek