Greetings from Knight Inlet BC Whale and Grizzly Bear Watching country!
Well, the lodge is all put away for the winter and the wet weather has arrived. We would like to thank all of our wonderful guests and staff that visited us in 2023. Its been so nice to get back to some sort of normal after covid.
We had an awesome season with some great sightings. The weather was overall quite good. We had a very dry start, but were lucky to get some rain in August and more near the end of our season, which is what the spawning salmon need.
Our early season Grizzly Bear viewing was amazing with great sightings in the estuaries and beaches. Last year we had a strong run of salmon and it showed this spring with many new cubs out. The viewing stayed strong throughout the summer and we were happy to see good numbers of pink and coho salmon on the river trip. This made for some amazing viewing. The salmon run in Glendale Cove was slower then we had hoped, but still managed some sightings on the river and lots of good viewing in the estuary. We are hopeful for the fish next year, as the fry (young salmon) counts this spring were spectacular. The pink salmon are on a two year cycle so we are excited to see what next fall brings.
Whale watching was excellent with some of the best Humpback viewing I have ever seen this fall. The whales were around in good numbers and we witnessed some amazing behaviour. The Northern Resident Orca were late arriving, but we were fortunate to have many Biggs (mammal feeding Orca) sightings throughout the season.
The caretaker is back at the lodge and everything is just about put away. Likely be another couple trips back for me before everything is in its place. I look forward to getting up a few times over the winter and then Ill be back up full time in the Spring. We still have some great dates available for next year so please don’t delay. Looking forward to seeing some of you in 2024