Welcome to Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear Adventure Tours at Knight Inlet Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy one of the premier grizzly bear viewing spots in the world, set amidst the snow-capped peaks of Canada's rugged coastline.

Knight Inlet Ldoge micro hydro report

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Our micro hydro system has worked out well this winter. With almost 8 weeks of operation we have saved close to 4,000 litres of diesel fuel to date. As we gear up for the 2012 season and our preseason fisheries project we will have to switch to our diesel generator since our electrical requirements will be beyond what our micro hydro can produce. Still all in all we are very pleased with what we have been able to do this winter.

Knight Inlet Lodge is looking at other ways we can supplement our hydro requirements including solar and wind options that may be feasible in the very near future. Located in Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada’s premier grizzly bear veiwing destination.

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Knight Inlet Lodge now has 2 twitter accounts

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Knight Inlet Lodge is pleased to announce that we now have two Twitter account to follow. @knightinlet and @knightinletbear. We hope that we’ll be able to find enough to say without repeating ourselves too much!

One other note for everyone is a reminder that our inquiry form is an excellent tool for getting our availability and pricing for 2012 and soon for 2013. we expect the grizzly bear viewing to be outstanding once again in 2012 and September is filling fast so anyone thinking about a visit in peak time should consider booking ASAP.

Grizzly Bear Viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Knight Inlet Lodge had another successful grizzly bear viewing year in 2011 and is looking forward to 2012. Our grizzly bear viewing season opens on May 17 and will run until October 15, 2012. The response of our guests to the lodge and our program and what we do is a very gratifying one that never grows old.  While working at a grizzly bear viewing lodge sounds like fun, and it is, like anywhere it does have its challenges.  It is the energy and good spirits of our guests that help smooth out the rough spots that go with any job.

We truly appreciate all the fantastic comments on TripAdvisor and we promise it will not go to our heads or at least not too much! for guests that will be visiting us in 2012 our TripAdvisor page and our Facebook page are a great way to learn more about our lodge. We update our Facebook page regularly with photos, videos and news so keep checking back as your visit nears.

grizzly bear cubs sleeping at Knight Inelt Lodge

grizzly bear cubs sleeping

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Knight Inlet Lodge Facebook page

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Did you know Knight Inlet Lodge has a Facebook page? www.facebook.com/knightinlet is an excellent way to keep up to date on happenings at the lodge and to see some of the incredible pictures that guests and staff have kindly allowed us to share. We are trying to build our Facebook “likes” to above 400 by the end of 2011 so if you haven’t already done so please “like” our page. We are also asking everyone to put the word out to their friends via Facebook that Knight Inlet would “like” to build its count.

grizzly bear at Knight Inlet Lodge

sleeping grizzly bear

Knight Inlet Lodge Grizzly Bears and Facebook blog

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Facebook is an excellent way to keep up to date on Knight Inlet Lodge. www.facebook.com/knightinlet will take you to our page which is regularly updated with photos, videos and reports on the grizzly bear activity in Glendale Cove. If you like what you see please be sure to select like on our Facebook page. Another way to keep up to date on the lodge is via our Twitter account @knightinlet Please remember to select the “like” button on Facebook if you enjoy our posts.

grizzly sow and cub at Knight Inlet Lodge

Photo courtesy of Colin Wood

Grizzly bear viewing update for the end of September

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The grizzly bear viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge has remained fantastic throughout the month of September. Lately it has featured rather friendly interactions between grizzlies that we believe are unrelated. This unusual activity includes a young male hanging around with an older male that Researcher Mel Claphm believes is about 4 years older. This pair also tolerated Flo, a young female, fishing for salmon with them for over an hour. Flo who was a regular in 2010 has only just returned this season. She is the grizzly bear that seemed to find our bus interesting last year.

grizzly bear viewing bus

grizzly bear on bus at Knight Inlet Lodge

Flo on cab of bus

A few excellent pictures from Knight Inlet Lodge guest Chris Rose.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Chris & Helen Rose visited Knight Inlet Lodge in the middle of August this year and have been kind enough to share some of their photos with us. In my opinion they are some of the best we have seen in awhile. Thank you Chris & Helen.

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Pacific White Sided Dolphins

orca whale watching at Knight Inlet Lodge

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grizzly bear chasing salmon at Knight Inlet Lodge

chasing salmon

grizzly bear viewing report for early September

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Knight Inlet Lodge guide Lori Kublik has kindly supplied us with the following report.

Yesterday and today a LOT of salmon moved up into the spawning channel during the hot, sunny afternoon when the bears must have been hiding in the shade. Yesterday late morning me and my group of guests were VERY lucky to see adult grizzly bears playing together. It started with a male and female, and they wrestled in the water, play biting each other. Then they separated as they noticed another male arrive. The two males then started playing together, while the female swam off to go check out the salmon in the deep pool.

Those two males played, bit, hugged, wrestled and swatted for over half an hour! It was totally wild. One of the most amazing wildlife experiences I will ever have, I’m sure. We were all flabbergasted. Not sure if all 3 of these playful bears are siblings, or if they’re just happy to have so much salmon around that they’re willing to play with anyone?? This morning we saw the same male and female playing in the spawning channel on the drive back out of the channel, and the other day Mel saw this female nuzzle the nose of another female who had a salmon in her mouth, in a friendly way, so she thought they were siblings. Who knows. Pretty cool to see adult grizzly bears playing.

Peanut was hanging out at the weir while the bigger bears were playing, and he was so focused on watching the bears downstream, and hoping for salmon, that he didn’t notice a female approaching. She stealthily moved under our stand, down the bank, into the water, right up to Peanut. She bit him on the side before he knew she was there, jumping in shock and running out of the water and out of sight. Hilarious! We figured he must have been pretty embarrassed.

The bear that bit him didn’t stick around too long, so Peanut returned to his favourite spot just below the weir. All the while the big bears are still playing. The female who had played with one of the males got bored of swimming in the deep pool of salmon, and she approached Peanut at a slow walk. Peanut ran out of the channel up onto the road when she got close, and she ran up after him. He ran for about 15m then slowed, thinking she wouldn’t follow. She kept running, and he glanced back and realized it and really turned on the speed. The last we saw of them they were tearing down the road out of sight. Hee hee.

Peanut survived alright, because we saw him later that afternoon, no new scars. In fact, it looked like the same female that chased him in the morning was sharing one side of the weir with him for fishing, so maybe they reached a truce. VERY interesting bear dynamics this year.

On a Glendale Cove estuary tour this afternoon we also saw Bella and her cubs near the water’s edge, and the cubs were playing quite a bit. Very cute.

grizzly bear fishing for salmon

grizzly fishing for salmon

Knight Inlet Lodge, another happy guest!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Christine and Mike P recently stayed with us at Knight Inlet Lodge. On arriving home they were kind enough to email us their thoughts on visiting Knight Inlet Lodge. Here is a few of their comments and photos.

grizzly bear viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge

Glendale Cove photo courtesy of Christine P

Having recently returned to the UK from our holiday in BC.  I thought I would write to let you know that staying with you at Knights Inlet was truly the highlight of our stay.  What a wonderful place you have, along with a super staff who we found to be professional, informative and above all welcoming and friendly.

Once again we would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team ; managers, staff, guides, Paul (for his superb handling of the boat over what were extremely choppy waters of the inlet)  the chefs, (food second to none!!) , pilots and everyone else behind the scenes.

May your excellent work continue, and may all life in that beautiful inlet continue to thrive naturally.  I’ve attached some photographs that I thought you might like to see.

On behalf of everyone at Knight Inlet Lodge thank you Christine and Mike.

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Grizzly bear in Knight Inlet photo courtesy of Christine P

Glendale grizzly bear research update

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The research project in Glendale Cove that Mel Clapham is running has captured photos of a new grizzly male. Mel has been able to identify him as a returning male from a couple of years ago since he has a distinctive piece of his nose missing. Nicknamed Diablo by our staff the first time he appeared it will be interesting to see how long he stays in our area. The photos in this blog are of another of our grizzly males with the rather fancy nickname of Pretty Boy. The photos are from one of Mel’s research cameras, we appreciate her sharing them with us.

male grizzly glendale cove

Pretty Boy, Glendale Cove grizzly

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Pretty Boy

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