Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

Overview

Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

There are few places in the world where so much magnificent wildlife, scenery and native culture can be experienced from one location. Knight Inlet is such a place; in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Knight Inlet Lodge offers guests spectacular scenery and wildlife amidst tree-lined shores and snow-capped mountains. From grizzly bears to killer whales, sea lions to dolphins the seasons bring a constant variety of wildlife opportunities.

The floating lodge is tucked into Glendale Cove, home to one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly bears in British Columbia. There are often up to 50 bears within 10 kilometres of the lodge in the autumn, when the salmon are returning to the river. Although they are abundant in the fall, it is not the only season that grizzly bears can be found in Glendale Cove.

Located 80 kilometres by air north of Campbell River, British Columbia, is a wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest known as Knight Inlet. As the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, Knight Inlet offers visitors spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Situated 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. The floating lodge, tucked into Glendale Cove, offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day’s adventure.

Lodge Details and Information

The Lodge
The newly refurbished lodge floats on the ocean, nestled in the only protected cove on the 100 mile long inlet. The only neighbours are the bears, mountain goats, otters, seals and eagles that all make the inlet their home. The lodge is a modern one storey facility consisting of 5 cement floats, like a floating village.The lodge is finished with western cedar board to give it a real west coast British Columbia look and feel. There are 2 outside deck areas, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.

Guest Rooms
The Lodge’s 16 guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds and private washrooms with showers. There are a limited number of rooms with bunk beds for families looking to share a room, as well as rooms large enough for a roll away bed to be added. Local alder hardwood furniture is featured in all rooms. Guestrooms all have views of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline behind the lodge where it is not uncommon to see bears through your window.

Meals at the Lodge
Meals at the lodge are included in all packages and area highlight in themselves. The Knight Inlet Lodge dining room is home to bountiful and sumptuous West Coast and Continental cuisine, with delicious daily specials, fine wines and sinful desserts. They often feature crab, salmon and prawn harvested fresh from the pristine glacier fed waters of Knight Inlet. With fresh ingredients flown in daily and with expert chefs, this is a dining experience that receives almost as many compliments as the bear viewing! With advance notice most dietary preferences can be accommodated.

What's Included:

  • Return flights.
  • Return floatplane airfare from Campbell River.
  • All local transfers.
  • 1 night at Comfort Inn & Suites & 1, 2 or 3 nights (as chosen) at the Knight Inlet Lodge.
  • Full board Basis.
  • Complimentary wine with dinner.
  • Park user fees.
  • Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove.
  • Bear viewing.
  • Knight Inlet cruise.
  • Rain gear if required.
  • Services of an experienced tour manager.

Hand Picked By

Vicky Gurney

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Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2022
  • Board Basis: Full board
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: Please call for latest price
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