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Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet, British Columbia

Knight Inlet is a 100 km long fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains. This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the Grizzly Bear. 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.
 
The lodge is an assortment of 5 modern cement floats containing 18 guest rooms, a dining room, a lounge, an interpretive centre and support buildings. Most of the rooms feature two queen beds with a private bathroom. With the addition of a cot they can accommodate four in some of the rooms. Most of the guest buildings have lounges with wood burning stoves in them for relaxing in the evening or on a cool day.
We offer a selection of 2,3, 4  or 5 night packages, which include transfers from Vancouver or you can commence in Campbell River.

Our packages include the following:

  • Return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
  • Return transfer Campbell River Airport to Hotel and seaplane terminal
  • 1st night accommodation in Campbell River
  • Balance of nights accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Return airfare from Campbell River Float Plane dock to Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Welcome orientation and safety briefing
  • All meals and snacks while at the lodge
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • All transportation for programs and activities
  • Bear viewing tour
  • Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove
  • Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours
  • Interpretive guide on all tours
  • Rain gear if required (rubber boats, coats & pants)

Excursions:

4 day packages will be offering the following extra tours

  • extra bear viewing trip
  • interpretive hike of the Kwalate River valley
  • wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints
  • excursions for Bald Eagle viewing and other bird life

 
5 & 6 day packages will be offering the following extra tours

  • Excursions to Johnstone Strait
  • Excursions for Bald Eagle viewing and other bird life
  • Excursions to the upper reaches of Knight inlet for scenic viewing of the inlet
  • Excursions to see the grizzly bears from the platforms or boats
  • Excursions for other wildlife viewing depending on location and availability
  • Scenic cruise of Knight inlet
  • Excursions to Thompson Sound and Bond Sound for bear and wildlife viewing
  • Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints
  • Interpretive forest walk in the Kwalate Valley
  • Use of kayaks on organized tours

 
Knight Inlet accommodation:

All of the guest rooms, 18 in total, feature comfortable queen size beds and private washrooms with showers. There are a couple of rooms with bunk beds for those families looking to share a room as well as rooms large enough for a roll away cot to be added. Local alder hardwood furniture is featured in all rooms. The guest rooms all have a view of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline behind the lodge where it is not uncommon to see bears

Note
• There is no mobile phone coverage, wi-fi or internet access once at the lodge
• Departure from Knight Inlet is at approximately 10.00am with arrival back in Campbell River at 11.00am

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