Knight Inlet is a spectacular fjord carved by ancient glaciers on the edge of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. This pristine wilderness is renowned for its excellent grizzly bear viewing, and a memorable stay at Knight Inlet Lodge offers a chance to enjoy close encounters with these fascinating animals in their natural habitat.
This unique and homely floating property is anchored 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet, in sheltered Glendale Cove. The lodge offers a simple, rustic atmosphere with 18 ensuite guestrooms, a large dining room for communal buffet-style meals, and a cosy guest lounge which is also used for evening presentations. Waterproofs, boots and binoculars are stored in the extensive equipment room, ensuring your comfort regardless of weather conditions.
There are plenty of activities available at the lodge to help enjoy the surrounding wilderness. As well as spotting the grizzlies, there may also be time available for kayaking, guided hiking, scenic boat trips and the chance to see bald eagles and other bird life. Marine wildlife sightings may include seals and whales. The lodge’s team of naturalist guides are always on hand to ensure you get the most out of your stay, providing a wealth of information on the habits, habitats and history of the region’s wildlife, as well as its people and conservation projects.
While a 1-night stay will be rewarding, we strongly recommend spending at least 2 or 3 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge in order to immerse yourself into this great wilderness and to maximise your wildlife-spotting opportunities.
- 18 guestrooms
- Restaurant, no bar
- Located in pristine wilderness
- Dine on fresh seafood and fine wine
Holidays at Knight Inlet Lodge
These include an overnight stay in Campbell River (Vancouver Island) and return float-plane transfers from Campbell River to Glendale Cover. Air transfers can be arranged from Vancouver to Campbell River, or you can make your own way to Campbell River as part of a self-drive itinerary.
For full details about Knight Inlet Lodge and the holidays on offer here, please see our Grizzly Bear Adventure at Knight Inlet.
Conservation at Knight Inlet
Knight Inlet Lodge is a founding member of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia, committed to ensuring a sustainable grizzly bear viewing industry. They are working hard to ban legal trophy hunting, and have already introduced innovative ways to work with the hunting community in order to restrict trophy hunting in critical grizzly bear viewing habitats. Knight Inlet Lodge also work closely with local First Nations communities and and the fishing industry to ensure the protection of the surrounding ecosystem is approached inclusively.
In 2014 Dr. Melanie Clapham and Knight Inlet Lodge set up the Brown Bear Research Network, a group of scientists and commercial bear-viewing operators committed to the conservation of brown bears in British Columbia. Their focus is to increase research into BC’s grizzlies, particularly within the Great Bear Rainforest, to foster new conservation projects.
Fundamental to the protection of the grizzly bears is a healthy population of the wild Pacific salmon on which they depend. The salmon not only nourish the bears but also play a key part in fertilizing the surrounding forest too, sustaining habitats for birds and insects as well as bears and other mammals. As such a large investment has been made on wild salmon research, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Guests at Knight Inlet Lodge can learn more about individual projects and even help the team with various research tasks during their stay.
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