Sutherland River Protected Area protect adjacent parcels of land along approximately 50 km of the Sutherland River and Babine Lake. It provides visitors with a variety of river based recreation opportunities, and protects a river with important habitat for spawning fish and other wildlife.
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided.
This park is open to hunting during the lawful game season. See the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for further details.
Sutherland River Park and Protected Area is located at the east end of Babine Lake and encompasses a portion of the Sutherland River drainage. Most visitors access the park by boat via Babine Lake. Follow Babine Forest Service Road north from Burns Lake to access Babine Lake (Pendleton Bay or Pinkut Creek) or for land access to the Park.
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.