Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Lodge
Knight Inlet is a 100km long fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains. This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the grizzly bear, which you will seek out on wildlife viewing expeditions from Knight Inlet Lodge, a floating lodge tucked away in Glendale Cove. Bear viewing is by boat from a platform, depending on the season.
Located 80 km north of Campbell River, British Columbia, is a wild and remote area of the Great Bear Rainforest 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. Variegated hues of blues and greens seamlessly blend forest, ocean and sky. It can be a place of immense silence in the calm of the temperate rainforest and of immense power in the face of the many thundering glacier-fed waterfalls. Situated 60 km from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. This floating lodge is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day's adventure.
The Lodge The newly refurbished floating lodge is nestled in a protected cove. The only neighbours are the bears, mountain goats, otters, seals and eagles that all make the inlet their home. The lodge is finished with western cedar board to give it a real west coast British Columbia look and feel. There are two outside deck areas, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.
Guest Rooms The Lodge's 18 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.
Day 1: Vancouver > Campbell River Fly from Vancouver South Terminal to Campbell River and be met and transferred to your accommodation.
Day 2: Campbell River > Knight Inlet Lodge This morning depart Campbell River by floatplane to Knight Inlet Lodge in Glendale cover. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome orientation and enjoy your first bear viewing tour. Overnight at Knight Inlet Lodge.
Day 3: Knight Inlet Lodge Spend the full day Grizzly Bear Viewing and Wildlife viewing or one of the other activities offered by the lodge.
Day 4: Knight Inlet Lodge > Campbell River > Vancouver Early morning visit to the bear viewing platforms in search of wildlife before returning to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival, transfer (included) to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver.
• Tailor-made journey • Return flights Vancouver > Campbell River • Return floatplane Campbell River > Knight Inlet Lodge • 1 night at Campbell River • 2 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge • Transfers and transportation • Bear viewing and other activities at Knight Inlet Lodge • Gratuities • All meals and snacks while at the lodge and house wines with dinner
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs 2021 & 2022
Departs daily between May - Oct
2021 & 2022 Departs daily between May - Oct
Booking conditions A compulsory fuel surcharge will be added at time of booking and is subject to change.
A compulsory fuel surcharge will be added at time of booking and is subject to change.