The Babine River has been the focus of considerable attention from
conservationists and industry alike. Its 120 km course from Babine
Lake to the confluence with the Skeena River passes through as impressive
wilderness and scenic canyons as can be found in this province. A wide variety
of wildlife species thrive in the river basin, with particular attention
given to probably the finest grizzly-viewing
opportunities in the province.
The Babine also supports an extremely productive fishery of anadromous
fish species and has an international reputation for its steelhead population.
As a result, recreational values of the area for kayaking, rafting,
fishing, hunting, fish run viewing, wildlife viewing, nature study, and
camping are very high. Forestry activity in the area, particularly with
its influence on access to the watershed, has been the primary industrial
interest in the region.
The Bulkley and Kispiox Land and Resource Management Plans have resulted
in provincial park designation over a significant corridor along
the Babine River.
Proclaimed B.C. Rivers: