Whale watching from Grizzly Bear Lodge takes place in the area of Johnstone Strait where orcas come in the summer to feed on the salmon. The Orca normally arrive in late June and stay in the area until mid-October. In the first part of June it is common to view transient orcas which feed on the local marine mammals. This photo demonstrates that sometime the lens on the camera is too large or that the orca is just too close.
This is the favourite time of the year for the grizzly bears as well as for our guests. For the grizzly because their food source is a guarantee and the biggest problem is trying to catch only the females with their fat rich eggs. For the guests because of the abundance of bears on the Glendale River’s spawning channel. After August 24th the lodge is permitted to travel up the river, by van, to the man made spawning channel and watch the bears from one of the two viewing stands. For the lodge and bears it becomes a “no brainer”; bears have unlimited salmon to catch and the lodges guests can fill their memory cards with photos.