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Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Lodge

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Knight Inlet is a 100km long fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains. This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the Grizzly Bear.
Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

3 night at the stunning 4-star Knight Inlet Lodge

Return flight to Vancouver included

Guided Bear Viewing Tour

All meals included while staying at the Knight Inlet Lodge

Every spring when the bears come out of hibernation, they can be seen from a boat on the banks of Glendale Cove eating sedge grasses, mussels and barnacles that abound in the cove. In the fall the bears feed heavily on the returning salmon to the Glendale River and can be seen in large numbers from the specially constructed viewing platform.

Situated 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. The floating lodge is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day’s adventure.
 

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Included

1 night in Campbell River in a 4* hotel
3 nights in Knight Inlet at Knight Inlet Lodge- 4*
Return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
Return airfare from Campbell River Float Plane dock to Knight Inlet Lodge
Return transfer Campbell River Airport to Hotel and seaplane terminal
Full Board at Knight Inlet Lodge
Bear viewing tour
Freedom of Choice Days

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 4

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1
Vancouver Airport → Campbell River

Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) for a 40-minute flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival, transfer (included) to your overnight accommodation in Campbell River.

Overnight stay in Campbell River in a 4* hotel.
 

Vancouver Airport → Campbell River
Day 2
Campbell River → Knight Inlet

This morning, transfer (included) from Campbell River accommodation to floatplane base. Fly 30 minutes to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear.

This afternoon, guests will check-in and be briefed on the safety orientation. Once settled into their rooms, guests will join a guided wildlife tour in search of the bears and other wildlife that frequent the area. In the evening, guides will speak with guests about the next days tour options.

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Lunch, Dinner
Campbell River → Knight Inlet
Campbell River
Day 3
Knight Inlet

Today enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.
 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Excursions to Johnstone Strait:

    Be fascinated by the marine wildlife watching tours in magnificent Johnstone Strait!

OR

  • Excursions to see the grizzly bears from the platforms or boats:

    Tours to the viewing stands to watch grizzly bears feed on salmon do not start until late August. Prior to that, bear viewing is by boat.

OR

  • Excursions for other wildlife viewing (depending on location and availability):

    In addition to our bear viewing, there are also whale watching tours available depending on the weather conditions.

OR

  • Scenic cruise of Knight Inlet:

    Take a marvellous 2-hour scenic cruise through Knight Inlet, enjoying its natural wonders – waterfalls plummeting out of sheer rock faces, ancient glaciers carving through the mountains, and wild rivers teeming with life.

Knight Inlet
Knight Inlet Falls
Day 4
Knight Inlet

Today enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints:

    Walk up the valley along the beautiful Kwalate River to see giant moss-covered trees and stunning waterfalls, and learn about the rainforest and the various plants and wildlife that abound here.

OR

  • Interpretive forest walk in the Kwalate Valley:

    ​This 4 to 8 Km enjoyable hike at your own pace offers a handful of rocky sections and a steep section at the beginning, giving it a taste of adventure. Plan this walk for the morning, returning to the lodge in time for you to enjoy lunch!

OR

  • Interpretive forest walks in the Glendale Cove area:

    On this tracking tour, observe bear habitat that you don’t normally get to see on the bear-viewing tours!

Knight Inlet
Knight Inlet Lodge
Day 5
Knight Inlet → Vancouver

In the morning, enjoy one final tour of the estuary. This can be by small boat or by kayak, your choice. Departure from the lodge is around 10.15am and returning to Campbell River around 10.45am. On arrival, transfer to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver.

Breakfast
Knight Inlet → Vancouver

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
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Under our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, the deposit is refundable up to 7 days from payment.

Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Lodge

5 days
from AUD5,947
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Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
21 May 2022- 14 October 2022

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Knight Inlet Lodge
Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet
Situated 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. Our floating resort is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day's adventure. The lodge is a modern one story facility consisting of 5 cement floats, we like to call ourselves a floating village, plus support buidlings. All guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds plus private washrooms with showers. The resort is finished with western cedar board and batten siding to give it a real west coast British Columbia look and feel.  There are 2 outside deck areas, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.

Important notes

  • Departure from Knight Inlet is at approximately 10.00am with arrival back in Campbell River at
    11.00am.
  • Check-in baggage allowance is limited to 30 lbs (14 kgs) per passenger plus a small carry-on.
  • There is no mobile phone coverage, wi-fi or internet access once at the lodge.
  • Minimum child age is 6 yrs (May 21 - Aug 30) during boat viewing season and 8 yrs old (Aug 31 - Oct 15) during platform viewing season.

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