In the spring bears can be seen from boats at the water’s edge. In the summer, these magnificent creatures can be viewed on the beach or mating and sparring. (The numbers in the summer are not as great as in the spring and autumn). In the autumn the bears feed on salmon in the Glendale river and can be seen from viewing platforms 10 metres away. All rooms have private bathrooms and there is a lounge and dining area, steam room and outdoor hot tub. You can choose a stay from 2 to 7 nights at the lodge.
Glendale Cove in Knight Inlet is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly (brown) bears in British Columbia, Canada. It is not uncommon for up to 40 bears to be within a few miles of the lodge during the peak fall season when the salmon are running up the Glendale River.
And while the grizzly bears are abundant in the fall, it is not the only season that grizzlies frequent the area around the lodge. Starting in April, both black and grizzly bears begin emerging from hibernation and head to the cove and the estuary to feed on the succulent new spring growth.
The spring season is highlighted by the presence of up to 15 different grizzly bears and 5 different black bears, feeding on sedge grasses, mussels and barnacles along the cove's shoreline and in the estuary. Fresh from hibernation, this season offers a wonderful opportunity to see newborn cubs as they first venture out with their mother into the natural world.
Price includes return Float Plane from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge, transfers, 1 nights accommodation in Campbell River at the Heron's Landing Hotel, 5 nights accomodation at Knight Inlet Lodge in a deluxe room with private bathroom on full board. Welcome wildlife orientation, complimentary wine with dinner, wildlife excursions and transportation and services of interpretive guides. International flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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