About Grizzly Bear Lodge

Grizzly Bear Lodge And Safari Amenities

sailcones grizzly bear lodgeWe offer you a small comfortable lodge or cottage with friendly people to look after you. Our lodge is located in a prime location in Knight Inlet allowing us easy access to world class Grizzly Bear watching up Knight Inlet and excellent whale watching near the mouth of the inlet and into Johnstone Strait.  Our group sizes are small, creating a personal experience that larger lodges can not offer.  After a full day viewing wildlife our guests all sit down together for dinner and share stories from the day.  Choose your trip from late May through mid October.

Location

sailcones lodgeMinstrel Island, where our lodge is located, is a small island on the edge of Knight Inlet. Not only does it have a colourful history but it is located perfectly for wildlife viewing – in the middle between the Grizzly river, our wild river and Johnstone Straits where the whales reside.  Our lodge is accessible only by float plane or boat.  We fly all of our guests in from Campbell River by float plane.  It is a short (half hour) flight with some great views along the way.See Location Map.

Boats

We use safe 17 ft speedboats with 2 motors, VHF radio and retractable cover to get out of the rain. We also use a larger 19 ft speedboat for larger groups and families. We supply you with sufficient equipment with any package that you choose. Boots, Suits, Rain Gear, Cooler Boxes are available at our lodge when needed.  Our guides average over 10 years of experience in the area and with a maximum of 4 guests per boat there is ample opportunity to have all of your questions answered.  All of our boats and crew are Transport Canada certified.

There’s just one thing, Don’t forget your camera! A camera with a zoom lens and LOTS of film or digital storage space will insure that you capture tons of memories!

An adventure in BC’s Knight Inlet, on the Rain Forest Coast, that you will always remember.

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Grizzly on Whale Watching Tour

Grizzly on Tour

The grizzly bear population of Knight Inlet is healthy and growing. Over the past five years the number of sightings in the lower portion of the inlet near our lodge has increased. This past summer a grizzly visited our island for about a week before it moved on down the inlet. This photo was taken coming back from a whale watching day when we found a grizzly swimming between islands. It was working its way to Johnstone Strait, which separated the mainland from Vancouver Island that now has a small population of grizzlies. Historically there have never been grizzly bears on the Island but that changed six years ago when the first bear appeared near Kelsey Bay and more have arrived every year.

 

 

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