It’s not just humans who take an interest in the annual salmon run. The local grizzly bears are big fans too. They converge on the spawning channels to do a little fishing and fatten up for the long winter ahead.
One of the best places to watch bears swipe salmon as they swim upstream is Knight’s Inlet on the Glendale River. Dozens of grizzlies gather here to pick off their fill of pink salmon on their way up the Inlet and into the river.
Most of the lodges in this area offer tours to see the bears, with some building viewing platforms to offer the best and safest viewpoints. It is not uncommon to see ten to fifteen bears at a time, happily fishing the river, channels and estuary.