Grizzly Bear Cubs

mother grizzly and cubs
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The grizzly bear tours from Grizzly Bear Lodge travel up Knight Inlet to the viewing stands, which overlook the spawning channel on the Glendale River.  On either side of the stands we have the natural river and the entrance to the spawning channel.  Both of these contain thousands of salmon that are in the river to spawn.  It is this abundance of salmon that attract the grizzly bears to the area and many mothers and cubs come as the fishing and more important the catching is easy. Although they prime motivator is to fatten for the winter hibernation as this photo shows there is always time to play, especially for the cubs.