Ethel Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

Burns Lake

Park Size: 29 hectares
Park Amenities:
Boat Launch

Ethel Wilson Memorial Provincial Park is a remote wilderness lake park located 24 kilometres north of Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada. The park is dedicated to Ethel F. Wilson - an early settler in the region - who spent her time in the community working with young people until her death in 1952.

The forested park rests on the shores of Pinkut Lake. A small lake deep in the backcountry with forest, mountains and wildlife providing the scenery and companionship for many who come to explore the lake while canoeing and boating. The small-boat lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout attracting outdoor enthusiasts to the lake to fish.

Ethel Wilson Park is a small park covering only 29 hectares. When compared to some of the giant lake parks in the region it is small in comparison. But... size does not matter in this case as the park is a day use area destination only, so room for camping is not provided. What is provided is a beautiful lake and lakeside picnic sites with fire pits and picnic tables. There is an outhouse on location and a roof top boat ramp.

To get to the park requires some driving on active gravel roads through some beautiful backcountry forest country. The roads are heavily used by recreation enthusiasts, as well as BIG logging trucks. Always wear a seatbelt, headlights on and your head up to avoid wildlife crossing the road and always prepare to pull over to oncoming logging trucks.Some of the wildlife in the area includes Black Bears, Moose and deer.

The lake park is a popular destination located on the same gravel roads used to reach BC's largest fresh water lake - Babine Lake. The road eventually leads to the shores of Babine Lake at Pendleton Bay.

Nearby, at the Augier Main Junction at the 40 KM marker sign is the northeast trailhead to the Nellian Lake Trail. A historic hike first used by the First Nation people as a trading route. Park where North Road meets Augier Main Road. Walk up North Road for 1.5 kilometres to the trailhead.

Ethel Wilson Park near Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada


Ethel Wilson Memorial Provincial Park
Augier Main FSR
Burns Lake

How To Get ToEthel Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

The park can be accesses from gravel roads east and west of the community of Burns Lake. Travel Hwy 16 west of Burns Lake for a short distance and take a right onto Babine Lake Road and continue for 24 kilometres to the park. When traveling east of Burns Lake on Hwy 16 towards Sheraton there is a gravel road on your left with many distance signs to many lakes called the Augier Main FSR (Forest Service Road). Turn left here and continue for 33 kilometres to Pinkut Lake and the Ethel Wilson Park.
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