3D era

An action scene at canal in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The Los Santos Storm Drain, Los Santos Canal, or the Los Santos River is a flood drain canal in Los Santos, San Andreas. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and is based on the Los Angeles River.


In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the canal passes through 11 districts within the city of Los Santos beginning with Downtown Los Santos, Commerce, Market, Little Mexico, Willowfield, East Los Santos, Idlewood, Ganton, East Beach, and ending at Ocean Docks.

Missions Appearances

The Canal makes two appearances in the game's storyline:

  • In the mission Just Business, Big Smoke and Carl Johnson use the canal as an escape route to lose the pursuing Russian Mafia. Along the way, an enemy Packer finds a ramp into the canal and joins in on the chase, alluding to the famous LA River chase in Terminator 2.
  • In the mission Gray Imports, CJ is sent by Tenpenny to ruin a deal between the Ballas and the Russian Mafia and kill a Russian drug dealer. After all the gang members are killed, the drug dealer flees in a Banshee, and tries to escape through the canal.

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