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Bear Island Conservancy


Vehicle-accessible camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. Camping is available in the snow-free season (May through October). There are 5 rustic campsites, all within 100m of the lake.
Picnic areas
There is no designated day-use/picnic area, but visitors are welcome to picnic in unoccupied campsites.
Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Campfires are permitted. While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Visitors must provide their own firewood. Please do not collect firewood from inside the Conservancy.
Babine Lake is a large, cold lake. Swimming is usually limited to the warmest months of the year (July & August).
There is no lifeguard on duty.
Boating on Babine Lake is a popular activity. Babine Lake is a large lake that can rapidly develop large waves. Small boats should use caution if venturing far from shore.

There is no boat launch at this conservancy, but a public boat launch is available at Granisle. The conservancy does have good landing sites for boats.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.

Wildlife viewing
The main wildlife viewing opportunity is birding along the lakeshore or on the islands.
Pets on leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.