Bear Island Conservancy is a small, 317 hectare protected area on the shores of Babine Lake.
The conservancy was established in 2008 after recommendation from the Morice Land and Resource Management Plan. The conservancy encompasses approximately 4 km of lakeshore and two islands (Bear & Cub). Part of the conservancy was a former Forest Service recreation site.
This site continues to be maintained as a vehicle accessible campground popular with people who enjoy fishing on Babine Lake, especially during the August Sockeye fishery.
Bear Island Conservancy is located approximately 5 km north of the Village of Granisle on the shores of Babine Lake and is 60 km east of Smithers.
From the Village of Granisle, head north for 4.5 km on Topley Landing Road (gravel road along Babine Lake). Turn right and follow the campground road for about 200m to the campground. Nearest communities: Granisle, Topley, Smithers, Houston, and Burns Lake.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.