The Métabetchouan River
is a tributary of Lac Saint-Jean
in the centre of the province of Quebec
. It passes through the small town of Saint-André
, and passes near Desbiens
, where a cave called Le trou de la Fée
The Métabetchouan River is known for its reserve of fresh-water salmon. In the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, this fish is known as Ouananiche.
In past, the river was dammed for hydroelectric power. Now, it's a tourist river with rafting and fishing opportunities.