Bear Island Conservancy
About This Conservancy
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.
Established Date: May 23, 2008
Conservancy Size: 317 ha
- The road into the campground is a steep gravel road. Under some conditions, large RVs may have difficulty getting back up the road.
- The conservancy campground is in a wilderness area that is also home to bears. Please keep a clean campsite and educate yourself on bear safety.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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.
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: This conservancy lies within the traditional territory of the Nat’oot’en Nation.
Activities Available at this Conservancy
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.
Pets on Leash
There is no lifeguard on duty.