Chicoutimi, river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in the Laurentian Mts. and flowing N into Lake Kenogami, then E into the Saguenay River at Chicoutimi. A hydroelectric facility on the falls (50 ft/15 m high) just above Chicoutimi supplies power to the region's aluminum and wood-processing industries.
Chicoutimi (shĭko͞o`tĭmē'), city (1991 pop. 62,670), S Que., Canada, at the confluence of the Chicoutimi and Saguenay rivers. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Saguenay area. It has aluminum plants, pulp, paper, and textile mills, and it produces wrought iron and leather goods. A Jesuit mission was established there in 1676. In the city is a branch of the Université de Québec.