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 Lodge webcam

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Knight Inlet Lodge has a webcam that you can see on our website. We plan on adding a couple more in the spring / early summer of 2012 so keep checking back to see what we are up to. If you enjoy looking at webcams our floatplane provider Vancouver Island Air has an excellent webcam page that you may enjoy.

If you are thinking about visiting Knight Inlet Lodge in 2012 and would like more information our inquiry form will help us to send pricing and package information to you.

Knight Inlet Lodge and Vancouver Island Air

Friday, April 9th, 2010
scenic view from Vancouver Island Air floatplane

scenic view from Vancouver Island Air floatplane

Vancouver Island Air has had the privilege of serving Knight Inlet Lodge since 1998. Ours floatplanes transport guests to Glendale Cove from around the world daily from May to October. Over two thousand guests a year fly in to view the Grizzly Bears and enjoy the many adventures and fine cuisine. Our inquiries as to their experience on the return flight are always met with high praise and excitement for the entire trip. We all enjoy hearing how many bears were spotted or other amazing wildlife, and even sometimes get to see some amazing photos!

DeHavilland Beaver

DeHavilland Beaver

Hayley Shephard, where is she now?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Former Knight Inlet Lodge Guide and Caretaker Hayley Shephard is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. In an effort to raise awareness on the albatross of South Georgia Island Hayley is endeavouring to kayak around this remote and rugged island. To learn about her expedition and South Georgia Island or to read her blog from her days as a Caretaker at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Good luck Hayley, we’ll be watching!

Andy & Olwyn’s Knight Inlet Lodge blog

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Knight Inlet grizzly bear

Knight Inlet grizzly bear

Following a recommendation from our daughter and son-in-law who honeymooned at Knight Inlet September 2007, we booked a few days there ourselves September 2009 as part of our long time planned Canadian “holiday of a lifetime”. Our two days at Knight Inlet definitely warranted what we found to be a somewhat typical Canadian word “AWESOME”. Of the four weeks we spent in Canada from Niagra via Icefield Parkway, Rocky Mountain Train and Vancouver island, our time at Knight Inlet was certainly the highlight our daughter promised !!

Grizzly sow with cubs

Grizzly sow with cubs

We saw bears, seals, otters, bald eagles, kingfishers to name but a few…. The whole experience was made even more memorable by the knowledge, understanding and friendliness of the guides – in our case specificaly Bob, Dean and Luke (a fellow Yorskhsire man!) and we still groan at the memory of some of Deans’ “jokes”.

Knight Inlet certainly deserves its reputation – our only one “problem” was to try and avoid eating too much of the delcicious food provided !!

We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again in the future, possibly in three years as we return to see the Coho my wife helped release as they return for spawning.

grizzly bear eating salmon

grizzly bear eating salmon

grizzly fishing for salmon at weir stand

grizzly fishing for salmon at weir stand

Jolande’s blog

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The Knight Inlet Lodge is a unique experience. You see a lot of wild life and the guides at the lodge are very kind, spontaneous and full of wild life knowledge.

Grizzly bear watching

grizzly bear Knight Inlet Lodge

We were really lucky and saw a lot of: grizzly bears, black bears, seals and bald eagles.
Speaking of these wonderful bears: we have seen at least 12 different bears! We watched the bears from a boat, from a tree stand and on a tour in the forest. Look at our pictures to see the bears catching salmon, walking around, swimming…

waterfall rainbow knight inlet

scenery Knight Inlet, British Columbia

We also we went on a motor boat and made a tour of the fjord: enjoying the peaceful surroundings and a beautiful rainbow. Then back to Campbell River with a floatplane.

Knight Inlet Lodge marine tour

We made a tour of a month in the West of Canada but these two days at this lodge were the highlights of our trip.

We are fond of the bears. A fantastic experience!!

grizzly bear viewing

grizzly bears feeding on salmon

Grizzly bear viewing on Vancouver Island?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge

While our lodge is based in Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet on the mainland of North America it is only accessible by floatplane from Vancouver Island. From time to time we do get guests that think they can drive to the lodge! In the end most of them are pleased to hear they cannot. Since Campbell River on Vancouver Island is the closest city with floatplanes all of our packages start with a stay in this beautiful oceanside community. Once known worldwide as the Salmon Capital of the World this busy city of 30,000 is a popular tourist destination in it’s own right. So when people tell you that you cannot go grizzly bear viewing on Vancouver Island you can say “well actually”….

Recycling Knight Inlet Lodge style

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Knight Inlet Lodge might be the only place in the world that earns air miles for its recycling! While that may be a bit of a stretch the reality is that our remote location, accessible on a regular basis only by floatplane, means that the majority of our recycling is flown out to Campbell River’s recycling center. The pilots at our floatplane provider, Vancouver Island Air, know that an empty passenger plane out of the lodge means that they get to double as a garbage truck on the flight home. While our cans, bottles, plastics and cardboard are all nicely wrapped or in bags this is still not the most popular flight!