Yes, salmon by the thousands wait in the holding pool in the entrance to the spawning channel of BC’s Glendale River. Grizzly Bear Lodge’s bear tours have rights to a viewing stand overlooking this pool. The salmon are the attraction for the grizzlies that are trying to fatten for the winter denning. The salmon arrive in mid August and we are permitted to use the stands after August 24th. It is a short van ride from the river estuary and provides guests with many photo opportunities.
AKA Steller sea lion, Steller’s sea lion, northern sea lion are in are viewing area all year around but much more abundant in late May to early June on their way North and again in late August through September when returning south. These male Steller sea lions average a nose-to-tail length of 3 m (9 ft.) and weigh about 700 kg (1500 lbs.). When dry, Steller sea lions are a tan to golden-brown color and darken to a chocolate brown on their flippers and underside. They appear dark brown or black when wet.
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