Commerical Salmon Fishing 1 of 2

Commercial Fishing

The Ocean Predator is a privately owner commercial fishing boat that contracts with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to do test sets for salmon at specific times and locations. They determine, by the amount of salmon they catch, if there will be a commercial fish for certain species of salmon.




Dall’s Porpoise

Dall's PorpoiseDall's Porpoise

Dall’s porpoise are the fastest cetacean in BC, at speeds up to 55 km/hr and like dolphins they will often play around the boat. The white in the corner of the photo is the edge of our boat. Dall’s are found only in the North Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas (Bering Sea, Okhotsk Sea and Sea of Japan). They range from coastal waters to deep offshore waters.  Details of migrations are poorly known, however, Dall’s porpoise are year-round resident though-out much of their range, generally moving north for the summer and south for the winter. Dall’s porpoise feed mainly on small schooling fishes (herring, anchovies, mackerels and sauries) and cephalopods (octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish).





What is the Grizzly looking at? 2 of 2

River Grizzly Bear

This picture puts it all in prospective. The guest’s head in the corner of the photo puts us across the river that is fifteen meters (yards) from the bear. Is the bear aware of our presence? Yes. Does it care? No. We have become part of the background for the grizzlies and as long as we respect their “comfort zone” there is not a problem and all the guides from the lodge have been doing this for more than ten years so we know which bears are approachable. The only “comfort zone” we sometimes cross is that of our guests.




Itinerary Extra Day

For Longer, 4 Night Trips

After breakfast we take you to our wild river, the Kakweiken, by safari boat. View Black Bear, Seals, and perhaps a school of playing White-Sided Dolphins on the way. Meet one of our river guides, Trapper Rick or his assistant, and ride the Trapper’s “Grizzly Truck” to the spawning area of the river. View grizzly and Black Bears and Bald Eagles while watching the schools of salmon preparing for spawning. If you wish, fish off the bank for the salmon or trout.

Enjoy your picnic lunch at the trapper’s cabin overlooking the waterfalls – a good time to spot a Grizzly Bear feeding on the jumping salmon. In the truck and back to the boat and enjoy your trip home to the lodge before catching your seaplane back to Campbell River for your final night.

Add a 5th day!

Repeat Grizzly Trip to the Glendale River viewing area. Day #6 is free in Campbell River