Rainbow Alley Park protects an area between Nilkitkwa Lake and Babine Lake, famous for its world-class rainbow trout fishing opportunities. Water flows north from Babine Lake, through Nilkitkwa Lake and into the Babine River.
Provincially significant salmonid populations, including steelhead and sockeye, pass through the waters on their yearly migration to spawning grounds. The easily navigable waters provide recreation opportunities while protected wetlands provide breeding habitat for the blue-listed American bittern.
Established Date: June 29, 1999
Park Size: 110 hectares
The park provides opportunity to fish for world-class rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Rainbow Alley Park lies approximately 100km north of Smithers. The park is accessed by following Babine Lake Road for 50km, then following the Nilkitkwa (4000) Forest Service Road for 41km, then taking the turn-off to Fort Babine. Access is then by boat via a boat launch at Fort Babine Lodge.
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.