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Babine River Corridor Park


Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed for park users travelling down-river. No facilities are provided. This is a user maintained park and everything you pack in must be packed out. Do not bury or burn garbage or human waste. Camping is not permitted in the day-use area.

Vehicle-accessible camping

There is a rustic campground 4 km west of the park entrance. There are 10 moderately sized open campsites available. The sites are gravel and have picnic tables and fire rings. Starvation Lake Recreation Site provides overnight camping 13 km to the east of the park entrance. In addition, Fort Babine Lodge offers cabins and camping. It is found 16km before reaching the Babine River Corridor Park on the Nilkitkwa (4000) Forest Service Road.

Picnic areas

There is a large gravel parking lot for day-use. It has a picnic shelter, picnic table, and a pit toilet. Campfires are not permitted.

Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are present at the day-use area on the river and in the campground 4km to the west of the park.

Boat launch

There is a paved, single-wide, moderate grade boat launch near the day-use area.


Campfires are permitted in the campground. Fires are not permitted in the day-use area. Firewood is no longer provided. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please do not gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

All float trips are requested to use a fire pan for fires. The creation of rock fire rings and the burning of wood on shore is strongly discouraged.


This park has hiking and/or walking trails. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Please be aware that bears use the trails within the park. To avoid a bear encounter, avoid the trails between dusk and dawn and make noise while hiking.


The Babine River provides internationally significant rafting and kayaking opportunities with 30 km of Class III and IV rapids. The challenges of this white-water should not be underestimated.

Guided trips are available through local rafting companies or individuals may plan private trips. Please note that there are no permits required for private rafting or kayaking trips on the river.

Only one commercial trip can launch per day. Private groups may wish to avoid launching on these dates: September 1, 2021.

Babine River Corridor Park Best Management Practices for Float Trips

It is encouraged that all float trip parties adhere to the following Babine River Corridor Park Best Management Practices:

Leave No Trace
  • Pack out what you pack in. 
    Use some form of portable toilet bucket to remove all human wastes from the park. Intensive use of confined campsites creates unsanitary conditions for park visitors.
Bear/People Conflict Prevention
  • Bear proof containers must be used for the transportation and storage of all food and garbage. 
    Report all aggressive or unusual bear behaviour and close bear-human interactions ( e.g. , a bear in camp, bluff charge, etc. ) to the Babine Area Supervisor, 250-847-7565, as soon as possible.
  • All float trips are requested to use a fire pan. The creation of rock fire rings and the burning of wood on shore is strongly discouraged. 
    All surplus or charred firewood/residual ash should be carried out of the park or deposited in the river. No firewood should be left on shore.
  1. Any viewing of wildlife should be carried out in a discreet manner and from a distance that will not disturb the animal(s) being viewed.
  2. Adhere to the Wildlife Guidlines when carrying out activities, except where an alternative strategy has been proposed.
  3. Limit bear viewing at Grizzly Drop to 30 minutes above the rapid and 10 minutes below the rapid.
Safety Information
  • Always be on the alert for a potential wrapper rock at the bottom of every drop - it is a good rule for the Babine River in general. Immediately past Gail Creek, you begin the class 4 section that takes you down to the Skeena River with 10 serious class 4 rapids and dozens of 3+ boulder drops. Please do not attempt to do this section of river in the absence of an experienced trip leader.
  • Support boats are recommended.
  • Trip leaders should preferably have previous experience on this river.
  • Kayakers should possess the skills to roll their boats in order to challenge this river.

World-class angling in a classified river for steelhead and fly-fishing for sockeye salmon is available. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence

Fishing Etiquette

The fishing experience at the Babine River is world class. BC Parks encourages behaviour that will make this experience enjoyable for everyone:

  1. Give people space. When someone has a fish on, please reel in and give them room to land their fish. When arriving to fish beside someone, give them room to make safe casts.
  2. Avoid monopolizing good pools for long periods. Give others a chance to get in and try out a productive pool.
  3. Be courteous to others on shore. Be aware of people behind you when making your back cast.
  4. Observe your quota. Please consult fishing regulations and DFO. The daily quota for sockeye salmon is posted by DFO.

The experience at the Babine River is valued by many. Understand that your actions can have serious impacts on the abilities of others to enjoy this area.


The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis for more information.

Please note: there is a No Shooting Area around the Babine River Corridor Park south entrance. Please review Map F4 of the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.