Knight Inlet Lodge is located in remote Glendale Cove, a tranquil inlet on the west coast of mainland British Columbia. This large floating lodge is perched between rainforest flanked mountains and the endless Pacific Ocean and offers guests an exceptional opportunity to view a whole host of wildlife. However, it is the grizzly bears for which it is best known, with a high concentration of these splendid creatures roaming the surrounding area. Viewing opportunities differ depending on time of year. In spring, having just arisen from hibernation, the bears are most likely to be found grazing amongst the soft grass verges of the estuary, whilst in autumn they can be found splashing around in shallow sections of river, catching (with varying degrees of skill) the salmon which return to the area to spawn. Using boats and viewing platforms you are assured a magical, but safe, viewing experience. In addition to the bears this is also a great location to see some seasonal marine wildlife such as orca (July onwards) and humpback whales (September), as well as seals, dolphins, porpoises and an array of marine birds. Guided kayaking, hiking and boats trips are all options for exploring this splendid area.
The lodge itself has 18 en suite guest rooms, all with views of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline behind the lodge where bears can often be spotted. There is a communal dining area where delicious meals are served, often featuring fish fresh from the ocean and accompanied with fine wines. There are comfortable seating areas and two outside deck areas for relaxing on the warm summer evenings.
The lodge is accessed by a short float plane journey from Campbell River and a night in the Comfort Inn in Campbell River is included in all packages. The lodge offers packages of between two and five nights.