Keeping an eye on the watchers

Grizzly Bears on the River

Our lodge is located on Minstrel Island not far from the mouth of Knight Inlet, which is the longest inlet off the East Coast of Vancouver Island in mainland BC.  We are a 45-minute float plane ride from Campbell River.  The spring and summer tours from the lodge find the grizzly bears foraging for food along the shores of Knight Inlet.  As your guide will often say “Bears are where you find them.” And this means that you start looking as soon as you leave the lodge.  This fine example of a grizzly was in the estuary of the Glendale River, which flows into Knight Inlet. Grizzlies in the estuary frequently pause their activities to survey their surroundings. The bears are always on alert even though they tend to ignore our presence they still know we are present.