Pre-Salmon Grizzly Bear

Grizzlies on the beach

This is a healthy spring / early summer grizzly. Grizzly bear viewing from Grizzly Bear Lodge is divided into two seasons, which are marked by the date August 25th. On the 25th we are permitted to use the viewing stands located on a man-made salmon spawning on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. Prior to this date our viewing is along the shore of the river’s estuary and in the river. This photo is from the shore in August prior to the arrival of the salmon. Once the salmon arrive we spend more time in the river and the bears start to show sign of the feeding on the salmon. The most obvious sign is much shorter legs. That is another way of saying that the grizzlies are starting to fatten and the size of their belly makes the legs appear shorter.