A cosy floating lodge in the heart of British Columbia's grizzly bear forests
Activity adventure | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Wildlife
The Knight Inlet Lodge is a floating lodge tucked into the Glendale Cove, a protected anchorage 60km from the mouth of the Knight Inlet, a 100km fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains of British Colombia. The lodge is 80km air miles north of Campbell River, in a wild an remote area of the Pacific Northwest. The Knight Inlet is one of the best places to view grizzly bears in the world; every spring, the bears come out of hibernation and can be seen by boat on the banks of the Glendale Cove eating sedge grasses, mussels and barnacles that abound in the cove. In autumn, the bears feed on salmon in the Glendale River, and can be seen in large numbers from the specially constructed viewing platform. From mid-July, there's also the chance to go whale watching and spot pods of orca.
The lodge features five modern cement floats containing 18 guest rooms in total, a dining room, a lounge and interpretive centre and support buildings. Most rooms feature queen size beds and private washrooms with showers. There are a couple of rooms with bunk beds for families looking to share a room, large enough for a cot to be added. Local alder hardwood furniture is featured in all the rooms, which have a view of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline - a common bear-spotting location.
Fresh seafood is a specialty at the Knight Inlet Lodge. There's also a range of dining options. The main dining room serves West Coast and continental cuisine, with daily specials, fine wines and delicious desserts. Expect crab, salmon and prawn harvested fresh from the pristine glacier fed waters of the Knight Inlet.
The Knight Inlet Lodge package includes a return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River, all meals and snacks whilst at the lodge, complimentary wine with dinner, a bear viewing tour, a scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove, use of kayaks, an interpretive guide on all tours and rain gear if necessary.
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