The reason Grizzly Bear Lodge is successful viewing bears on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River is the presence of salmon in the man-made spawning channel. The salmon arrive in the area mid-August and we are permitted to travel to the viewing stands from August 25 to mid-October. Most salmon caught by the grizzly bears are eaten on site moving off the river to eat would mean loss of a prime fishing position. There is a change in the bears as we watch from the viewing stands as it is possible to eat only so many salmon at one time and we are in the stands for two hours. The time limit is determined by government regulations.
Your adventure actually begins even before you arrive at the lodge. All of our guests fly in via floatplane from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. It is a scenic 40 minute flight over countless islands and channels that dot the southern section of the Great Bear Rainforest. The planes land on the water and park at the lodge’s dock. No long lines at customs to deal with here!Visit our Blog