Knight Inlet and Spring Grizzly Bears

Grizzly Mother and Cubs

Knight Inlet’s Glendale River estuary is our normal viewing area for grizzly bears in the spring.  The salmon have not arrived so one of the main source of food in the protein rich sedge grass which grows at the river mouth.  Mother grizzly bears and cubs, in this case by their size they are last years cubs, come to the area for the sedge grass.  At lower tides when the beach is exposed they turn over rocks for the high protein food of crabs, clams, barnacles, amphipods and other tiny invertebrates.   These grizzlies remain in the area until the salmon arrive in August and then move up the river and we follow them to the viewing stands on the river.