WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                   April 2004

                               BAYTEX ENERGY TRUST
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

                           2200, 205 - 5TH AVENUE S.W.
                            CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA
                                     T2P 2V7
                     (Address of principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                   Form 20-F  [_]           Form 40-F [X]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                   Yes  [_]                  No  [X]

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- _____________.

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     1.               Press Release April 1, 2004


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                            BAYTEX ENERGY TRUST

                                            By: Baytex Energy Ltd.

                                             /s/ Daniel G. Belot
                                             Name:  Daniel G. Belot
                                             Title: Vice President, Finance and
                                                    Chief Financial Officer

Dated: April 1, 2004