This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].

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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

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Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

About This Park

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This park has been maintained close to its natural state, making it a perfect escape. Rainbow trout fishing is a popular activity. Pinkut Lake is also well-suited to paddling small boats, and has a fish hatchery located at the south end. There are 5 campsites available on a first-come, first- served basis.

Please note: This park is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.

Established Date: May 2, 1953

Park Size: 33 hectares

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. This park is located 24 km north of Burns Lake. Follow Babine Lake Road north of Burns Lake for 20 km. Turn left onto the Augier FSR and follow this for 5 km where the park is immediately adjacent to the road.

Nature and Culture

  • History: Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park is dedicated to Ethel F. Wilson who unstintingly gave time and energy for the benefit of others, especially the young people of Burns Lake District, where she resided from 1930 until her death June 14, 1952.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities on Pinkut Lake.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow trout fishing is a popular activity. Pinkut Lake is also well-suited to paddling small boats, and has a fish hatchery located at the south end. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has a pit toilet, no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 5 drive in campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee for camping.