This was our 2nd stay , the first was for 1 night 3 years ago, we always knew we would return. This time we were at the lodge for 2 nights and 1 night at Heron's landing as before. Heron's landing was a large suite with full kitchen - more than we needed for 1 night and very comfortable.
Knight's Inlet was superb from the fabulous floatplane flight (one of us had the co-pilot seat) , comfortable but sparse rooms (you don't spend much time in the room due to the pace of the activities), wonderful food by the resident chefs includes all meals and permanently availbale snacks.
The real reason for visiting is the wildlife and scenery, we saw a total of 25 bears both Grizzly and Black. The grizzlies were very animated as they fished for salmon and a mother with cubs fought off another female who got too close. Another huge bear performed the classic back rubbbing behaviour on a scratching tree , you wouldl normally have to watch a David Attenborough documentary to see the bears like this.We also had a single black bear wander along the rocky shoreline next to the lodge.
Other sights were the otters, eagles and walks through the rainforest.
The guides are enthusiastic, Kevin was a great entertainer and we had the privilege of meeting Robert (Bob) Scriber author of 'Season of the Grizzly' whose knowledge of th grizzlies is immense, bizarrely his book was not for sale in the lodge shop (open 30 minues a day) but was available at the floatplane booking office.
On of the best 2 days we have spent in our lives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 15 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 16 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with pacakges starting on any day of the week. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Knight Inlet Hotel Glendale Cove
- Knight Inlet Resort All Inclusive
- Knight Inlet Lodge Canada/British Columbia