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.

Welcome to the wilderness adventure destination of your dreams!

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Grizzlies are good Mothers

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In human terms we would like to think that this photo shows a love bond between mother and cub although this may be true in this case the cub wanted to nurse. Grizzly cubs generally stay with their mother for two years; some will stay for three or four if she does not become pregnant in the fall of their second year. Grizzly bear are extremely good mothers, and, consistent with the high level of “investment” they make in their cubs to ensure their survival, they are very protective of them. Because of this, encountering a grizzly bear with young can be very dangerous. During the first two years of their lives, the sow will teach her cubs everything they need to know to survive on their own. She will school them in finding and exploiting different food sources, and the cubs spend significant time observing her actions and learning them for themselves.

 

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