About Grizzly Bear Lodge

Grizzly Bear Lodge And Safari Amenities

dining at sailconeWe offer you a small comfortable lodge or cottage with friendly people to look after you. Our lodge is located in a prime location in Knight Inlet allowing us easy access to world class Grizzly Bear watching up Knight Inlet and excellent whale watching near the mouth of the inlet and into Johnstone Strait.  Our group sizes are small, creating a personal experience that larger lodges can not offer.  After a full day viewing wildlife our guests all sit down together for dinner and share stories from the day.  Choose your trip from late May through mid October.


sailcones lodgeMinstrel Island, where our lodge is located, is a small island on the edge of Knight Inlet. Not only does it have a colourful history but it is located perfectly for wildlife viewing – in the middle between the Grizzly river, our wild river and Johnstone Straits where the whales reside.  Our lodge is accessible only by float plane or boat.  We fly all of our guests in from Campbell River by float plane.  It is a short (half hour) flight with some great views along the way.See Location Map.


We use a covered 25′ cabin cruiser for our inlet trips.  It has a closed cabin and a heater for those cooler days with ample deck space for viewing outside.  We also use 17 ft speedboats for our whale watching trips.  Our whale watching trips are done on inside waters away from the ocean swell.  The open boats allow great 360 degree views and also have a retractable canopy to get out of the weather if need be.  All of our boats and Transport Canada Certified and have VHF radios, as well as backup motors and all the necessary safety equipment.  We supply you with sufficient equipment with any package that you choose. Boots, Suits, Rain Gear, Cooler Boxes are available at our lodge when needed.  Our guides average over 10 years of experience in the area and with a maximum of 5 guests per boat there is ample opportunity to have all of your questions answered.  All of our boats and crew are Transport Canada certified and we carry all required safety equipment.

There’s just one thing, Don’t forget your camera! A camera with a zoom lens and LOTS of film or digital storage space will insure that you capture tons of memories!

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    Grizzly bear cub and mother

    grizzly and cub on beach
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    The tide in coming in the grizzly bears of Glendale Cove on Knight Inlet move off the beach where they have been turning over rock looking for protein rich food.  Because our schedule enables us to spend a day in the Glendale River estuary at sometime there will be a low tide to bring the bears onto the beach.  If we arrive at high tide we first spend time up the river in the tall sedge grass where the bears tend to graze and as the tide drops we leave the river and move along the inter-tidal zone while the bears search for “beach food”.  This August photo taken by Marc and Solange Edouard from France shows this year’s cub, about seven months old.

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