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.

Grizzly sow nursing triplets

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

A few lucky guests were treated to a wonderful sight at Knight Inlet Lodge in late August. One of our grizzly sows, we call her Beatrice, chose to nurse her triplet cubs right below our viewing stand. This wonderfully tender moment illustrates how our presence is accepted by the bears of Glendale Cove. Our standards of bear viewing and minimizing our impact on the bears has helped to make magical moments such as this possible.  https://www.youtube.com/user/theknightinletlodge

Our thanks to guest Linda T for this wonderful footage. We always love to hear from guests after they depart the lodge and those that are willing to share photos or video footage really help us out.

One final note is  don’t forget to look up both our Instagram page and our Facebook page as they are great ways to see what is happening at the lodge.

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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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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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

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

male grizzly bear knight inlet british columbia

Pretty Boy

The first Grizzly bears of 2010 spotted

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Knight Inlet Lodge is excited to announce that we have had our first grizzly bear sighting of 2010. Tuesday, April 27 saw “peanut” and is mom return to Glendale Cove after a long winters nap. Enjoy these photos taken by Knight Inlet Lodge guide Luke Denbigh. spring is truly here at last! The photos were taken in the Glendale Cove estuary, Knight Inlet, British Columbia.

grizzly mom and cub, first bears of 2010

grizzly mom and cub, first bears of 2010

grizzly sow at Knight Inlet Lodge. the first bear to appear in 2010

grizzly sow at Knight Inlet Lodge. the first bear to appear in 2010

Knight Inlet History

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job with Knight Inlet Lodge is all the interesting people that I get to meet. Now I say meet but what I really mean is correspond with as very rarely do I get to meet them face to face.

Recently I had the pleasure to “meet” a gentleman who worked as a timber cruiser in Knight Inlet during the mid to late 1950’s. Alan first contacted me to purchase one of our “stop the hunt” wrist bands mentioning that he had worked in Knight Inlet. He told me how they found that the grizzlies became used to their presence after a few weeks and would avoid the crew, they knew there were lots of bears around from the bear scat etc, but they would rarely see a grizzly. After awhile the crew stopped carrying firearms to work as they no longer felt threatened by the grizzlies.  I found this unsolicited comment very interesting as it so closely mirrors what we find with the grizzly bears of Glendale Cove today. The fact that they regularly used the grizzly bears trails to travel in the forest gives you an idea as to their comfort level. As Alan commented the crew quickly figured out that the grizzlies knew the easiest way through the forest.

Alan is also the first person I have ever met that knew Jim & Loretta Stanton, well known Knight Inlet pioneers whose experiences were chronicled in the book “Grizzlies in my backyard”. Alan remembers Jim Stanton claiming that he could recognize the individual bears of Knight Inlet by sight, a most impressive ability to say the least.

All in all it has been an interesting couple of weeks learning some real first hand history of Knight Inlet. Alan has kindly consented to my sharing this information in a blog, hopefully with more to follow.