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Pinkut Creek spawning channel


During certain times of the year bear activity can be extreme. At these times the sites will be closed to the public. Call in advance for updates: 250-697-2314

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About us

The Pinkut Creek Project was built in 1968. As with the channels at the Fulton River Project, the Pinkut Creek channel was built to produce additional sockeye fry that could take advantage of the rearing potential of Babine Lake. The project rears sockeye salmon. On average, 45 million fry are produced from the channel each spring.


For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, public washrooms are currently closed.

Address and contact information

Mailing address
PO Box 1180
Burns Lake BC  V0J 1E0

Telephone: 250-697-2314
Hatchery manager: Mitchell Harborne


Please telephone ahead to inquire about opening hours.


Important All visitors MUST have a two-way radio in their cars to access this site.
The site is usually not open to the public. Please call in advance to ask about opening hours. 

Coming from the Town of Burns Lake, turn off the highway onto the radio-controlled Babine Lake Road. Continue to the radio-controlled Auger Logging Road, and turn right. Travel for 26 kilometres and turn left onto the radio-controlled Grizzly Logging Road. After two kilometres, turn left onto the radio controlled Fisheries Logging Road and continue for approximately 20 kilometres.

Depending on the time of year, visitors can see migrating or spawning sockeye salmon. There are no public facilities available in the area and there is one information sign.

Key activities

Local fishing and community involvement

When can I see salmon?

Species Dates
Sockeye mid-August to late September
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