If stay the extra night at our lodge the extra day is a river day spent at a “wild” river on a wilderness tour. Crossing Knight Inlet we travel the length of Thompson Sound to the Kakweikan River and spend a day with The Trapper. Rick has spent a good part of his life on this river and protects it with a passion. Grizzly Bear Lodge is the only lodge in the area with access to this river. The scenery on this part of BC’s mainland in breathtaking and the wildlife viewing provides a reasonable chance of grizzly bear sightings. Bears are often seen below the falls at Rick’s cabin or on the road to the cabin. Seeing a grizzly bear at Rick’s is a different sensation than see one from a protected viewing stand on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. Maybe that is why Rick always has “Rosemarie” with him. Who is “Rosemarie” that you will have to ask Rick?
Spring and early summer bring the grizzly bear mothers to the shore of Knight Inlet to look for food. Eating either sedge grass that is common to all of BC coastal river estuary or turning over rocks to eat whatever moves. On the tours from the lodge it is common to see the first year cubs and their mothers. In this case a mother grizzly trying to get a bite to eat while the cub stays close. The spring cubs in the estuary do not stray far from mum.
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