This photo is the reason that Grizzly Bear Lodge exists. If there were no fish in Knight Inlet’s Glendale River there would be no reason for the grizzlies to come to the area and therefore no need for the lodge to serve the guests to view the bears. Also the lack of salmon along the coast means the killer whales and fishermen would move to an area of plentiful food. This is the view from the grizzly bear viewing platform we use on the Glendale River.
In the spring grizzly bears are on the beaches to turnover rocks. This inter-tidal zone “food” is high in protein and is made up of crab, clams, barnacles, amphipods and other tiny invertebrates. The “beach food” is important because the numerous berries (huckle berries, salmon berries, black berries, thimble berries, salal berries etc.) do not become ripe until late spring and summer. This is a common pose for the grizzlies as they roll rocks, as rock roll easier down hill and were are in a boat on the down hill side of the bears. Also the bears accept our presence and any concern (fear) they have comes from up the beach where larger bears may approach out of the bush or forest.Visit our Blog