Bear Viewing | Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
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Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Lodge
Bear Viewing | Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge

Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Lodge (Tour code: 11881)

Starts and Ends
in Vancouver
Travel Periods
21 May 24 - 15 Oct 24
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Indulge in awe-inspiring days with majestic grizzlies amidst the enchanting beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest, and savor evenings of exquisite culinary delights in a truly breathtaking backdrop.


Choose from a range of options to see bears and marine wildlife in one of the most magnificent natural settings in the world

All rooms enjoy either views of the inlet, or the shoreline behind the lodge, where bears are often spotted

In addition to the bear viewing tours, the Lodge offers an array of other excursions

All meals included while staying at Knight Inlet Lodge, including complimentary wine with dinner

4 days
AUD 5,218
per person, twin share
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This wild and remote inlet is located 80km by air north of Campbell River, British Columbia. At 125km in length, this inlet is one of the largest on the BC coast and features towering snow-capped granite cliffs, waterfalls and glaciers. Knight Inlet, the traditional territory of the Da’ naxda’ xw Awaetlala First Nation, is home to an abundance of grizzly bears as well as killer whales, humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins, salmon, seals and sea lions.

Spring and Summer Grizzlies feed on the cove’s abundance of sedge grasses, berries and shellfish in the intertidal zone. During this time, the bears can be seen by boat on the banks of Glendale Cove. The returning salmon in the fall provide the high fat, high protein food source required for winter hibernation. In the fall, the bears can be seen in large numbers from the specially constructed viewing platform.

Situated 60kms 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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1 night in Campbell River
2 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge
Return flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Return floatplane from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge
Ground transportation in Campbell River
Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge
Bear viewing tours
Scenic boat tour of Knight Inlet
Interpretive hike of the Kwalate River Valley
Kayak tour of Glendale Cove

Day 1 Vancouver Campbell River

Afternoon departure from Vancouver for a 40-minute flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival, transfer to your overnight accommodation in Campbell River.

Overnight in Campbell River at the Comfort Inn & Suites

Vancouver → Campbell River
Campbell River | Credit: Destination BC Boomer Jerritt

Day 2 Campbell River Knight Inlet

This morning, transfer from Campbell River accommodation to floatplane base. Fly 25 minutes to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear. Once settled in at the lodge, and following a brief orientation, 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
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge

Day 3 Knight Inlet

Each day at the Lodge you will experience one bear viewing tour, along with a choice of excursions for other wildlife viewing, depending on location and availability. Choices may include:

Scenic Cruise of Knight Inlet

Take a spectacular 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. 

Interpretive Forest Walks

Take a walk in an ancient, old-growth rainforest in the pristine Kwalate valley, a 20-minute boat ride from the lodge. We will 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.

Sea Kayaking in Glendale Cove

Drifting quietly in your sea kayak, you will see grizzly bears foraging along the shoreline near our lodge. Never kayaked before? No problem. We operate in a sheltered cove in calm water, and our trained guides will coach you in the fundamentals of sea kayaking so that you feel confident to paddle these seaworthy craft. 

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Knight Inlet
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge

Day 4 Knight Inlet Campbell River Vancouver

In the morning, enjoy one final tour of the estuary. This can be by small boat or by kayak, your choice. Depart from the lodge and return to Campbell River by mid-morning. On arrival, transfer to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver.

Knight Inlet → Campbell River → Vancouver
Credit: Knight Inlet Lodge


Comfort Inn & Suites

Campbell River
Located on the waterfront in downtown Campbell River, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers unparalleled comfort in distinctive, West Coast style. After enjoying a great night’s sleep in our 100% smoke-free hotel, power up your morning with a free hot breakfast, admire the ocean views from your spacious suite or start your day with a soak in our indoor pool and hot tub. You can even bring your pet – to the hotel, not the pool!  All of our hotel rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, phone calls within North America, flat-screen HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Plus, at our complimentary business centre, you can print out boarding passes and more. Whether you’re searching hotels in Campbell River for business or pleasure, our hotel is your perfect base for discovering the abundant pleasures and hidden treasures of northern Vancouver Island.

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.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
  • Departure from Knight Inlet is at approximately 9.00am with arrival back in Campbell River at
  • 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 years during boat viewing season (May 21 - Aug 30) and 8 years during platform viewing season (Aug 31 - Oct 15).
  • Please note that this product is not covered by the Peace of Mind booking plan due to the nature of the product.


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