Your day for grizzly bear watching you leave the lodge by 8:00 in the morning with a picnic lunch for a run up BC’s Knight Inlet to the grizzly bear viewing area of Glendale Cove. We use a boat made by Double Eagle, which means a lot to the guides as they are likely the best made boat on the BC coast. We share the tie up with a company from Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island. It is nice to have friends around when you are in a remote area. A pause and a picture break on the floating dock before heading to the viewing stands. Photos byBruce & Carole Cripps 3-11
These photos provided by James and Wendy Kastelein of Australia were taken from the viewing stands on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. In the fall, after August 24th our grizzly bear watching takes place from stands overlooking the entrance area to Department of Fisheries spawning channel. The channel was built to improve the run of Pink salmon or humpback salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). The males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname “humpies”. It is the number of salmon that return to spawn every year that attracts the grizzlies to the area and as the photos show not always to eat. Once the sub-adult siblings have caught and eaten enough fish for the morning it often becomes playtime which can be more interesting than watching them fish.
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