Our guests, from Grizzly Bear Lodge, spend two hours on the viewing stands enjoying their time watching and photographing the grizzly bears on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. However the bears do spend sometime watching the guests but by in large we are ignored as their prime goal on the river is enough food (calories) to fatten and survive the winter hibernation. This grizzly bear was more interested in the other bears in the area and whether it was safe to proceed into the fishing area we were not part of that decision. Our presence actually makes it safer for mothers and cubs as well as sub-adult grizzly bears as the larger males are a little more cautious near humans.
The clouds moved then the sun came out and the grizzlies decided to play. We were sitting in a 5.5 meter (yard) long skiff in the Glendale River estuary as these two siblings spent more than a half-hour entertaining us. It was late August, a warm day, and a great day to be playing in the water especially if you were wearing a fur coat.
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