In the Knight Inlet area it is rare to see Black Bears feeding on salmon in the river. The reason for this is that the Grizzly Bears are the dominant bears and push the black bears out of these prime areas. The Black Bears tend to be more spread out and when the tide is low we often spot them rolling rocks on the beach looking for shore crab.
After August 24th we are permitted to use two viewing platforms on the Glendale river for our grizzly bear watching tours. This photo is from the first platform and shows nine bears (two on the right, three in the middle, two side by side to the left by the bush, one tight to the bank beside the bush and one down river). These grizzly bears are all here to catch the salmon as they move up the river to jump the weir and move into the man-made spawning channel. Viewing from a raised platform means that all photos are from above the bears. Most of our viewing is from the second platform which eliminates the metal weir in the photos but we use both if the bears are in only one area.Visit our Blog