As Lynn of the UK says “Stunning views of beautiful Knights Inlet from the float plane. We were so sad to leave after an unforgettable few days. We will be back!!” A view of coastal British Columbia’s scenery is part of the bonus of flying into Grizzly Bear Lodge. There are many “TV” shows about flying over England, Ireland, Canada etc. ours is included and in the 45-minute flight from Campbell River.
These photos provided by James and Wendy Kastelein of Australia were taken from the viewing stands on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. In the fall, after August 24th our grizzly bear watching takes place from stands overlooking the entrance area to Department of Fisheries spawning channel. The channel was built to improve the run of Pink salmon or humpback salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). The males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname “humpies”. It is the number of salmon that return to spawn every year that attracts the grizzlies to the area and as the photos show not always to eat. Once the sub-adult siblings have caught and eaten enough fish for the morning it often becomes playtime which can be more interesting than watching them fish.