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Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

3 Days / 2 Nights
Vancouver to Vancouver
From USD$1,379 per person
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Highlights: Knight Inlet Floating Lodge | Grizzly Bear Viewing Located in Glendale Cove, home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly (brown) bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10 kilometres of the lodge in the peak fall season when the salmon are returning to the river.

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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.

The Lodge
The newly refurbished floating lodge is nestled in a protected cove. The only neighbours are the bears, mountain goats, otters, seals and eagles that all make the inlet their home. The lodge is finished with western cedar board 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.

Guest Rooms
The Lodge’s 18 guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds and private washrooms with showers. There are a limited number of rooms with bunk beds for families looking to share a room, as well as rooms large enough for a roll away bed to be added. Local alder hardwood furniture is featured in all rooms. Guestrooms all have views of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline behind the lodge where it is not uncommon to see bears through your window.

Day 1 Vancouver to Campbell River
Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) for a 40 minute flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival, transfer (included) to your overnight accommodation.

Day 2 Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge
This morning, fly 30 minutes by floatplane to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear. This afternoon, join a guided wildlife tour in search of the bears and other wildlife that frequent the area. Stay overnight at the floating Knight Inlet Lodge.

Day 3 & 4 Knight Inlet Lodge
The 4 day package has the following extra tours included:

  • 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

The 5 day package has the following extra tours included:

  • 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 hike of the Kwalate River valley
  • Use of kayaks on organized tours

Day 3, 4 or 5 Knight Inlet Lodge to Vancouver
Early morning visit to the bear viewing platforms in search of wildlife before returning to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival, transfer (included) to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver.

Package Includes:

  • 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 for wildlife viewing
  • All meals and snacks while at the lodge
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • All transportation to the bear viewing stands and boats
  • Bear viewing tour
  • Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitute)
  • Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours
  • Interpretive guide on all tours
  • Rain gear if required
  • BC Provincial Hotel Tax
  • Gratuities
  • Environmental Levy

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 day package 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

3 Day / 2 Night Package

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Vancouver

4 Day / 3 Night Package

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Vancouver

5 Day / 4 Night Package

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Vancouver

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.

The Lodge
The newly refurbished floating lodge is nestled in a protected cove. The only neighbours are the bears, mountain goats, otters, seals and eagles that all make the inlet their home. The lodge is finished with western cedar board 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.

Guest Rooms
The Lodge’s 18 guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds and private washrooms with showers. There are a limited number of rooms with bunk beds for families looking to share a room, as well as rooms large enough for a roll away bed to be added. Local alder hardwood furniture is featured in all rooms. Guestrooms all have views of either Glendale Cove or the shoreline behind the lodge where it is not uncommon to see bears through your window.

Day 1 Vancouver to Campbell River
Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) for a 40 minute flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival, transfer (included) to your overnight accommodation.

Day 2 Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge
This morning, fly 30 minutes by floatplane to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear. This afternoon, join a guided wildlife tour in search of the bears and other wildlife that frequent the area. Stay overnight at the floating Knight Inlet Lodge.

Day 3 & 4 Knight Inlet Lodge
The 4 day package has the following extra tours included:

  • 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

The 5 day package has the following extra tours included:

  • 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 hike of the Kwalate River valley
  • Use of kayaks on organized tours

Day 3, 4 or 5 Knight Inlet Lodge to Vancouver
Early morning visit to the bear viewing platforms in search of wildlife before returning to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival, transfer (included) to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver.

Package Includes:

  • 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 for wildlife viewing
  • All meals and snacks while at the lodge
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • All transportation to the bear viewing stands and boats
  • Bear viewing tour
  • Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitute)
  • Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours
  • Interpretive guide on all tours
  • Rain gear if required
  • BC Provincial Hotel Tax
  • Gratuities
  • Environmental Levy

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 day package 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

3 Day / 2 Night Package

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Vancouver

4 Day / 3 Night Package

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Vancouver

5 Day / 4 Night Package

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Vancouver

Departure dates

(Tour Code: MPYVR18G) Departs from Vancouver: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
3 Day / 2 Night Package

29 May - 24 Jun, 2017 25 Jun - 30 Jul, 2017 31 Jul - 24 Aug, 2017 25 Aug - 15 Oct, 2017

$1,501
$1,379
$1,501
$1,672

$2,054
$1,866
$2,054
$2,308

$1,418
$1,274
$1,418
$1,556

$1,086
$1,009
$1,086
$1,175

4 Day / 3 Night Package

29 May - 24 Jun, 2017 25 Jun - 30 Jul, 2017 31 Jul - 24 Aug, 2017 25 Aug - 14 Oct, 2017

$2,364
$2,148
$2,364
$2,624

$3,326
$3,005
$3,326
$3,724

$2,187
$1,954
$2,187
$2,419

$1,584
$1,413
$1,584
$1,711

5 Day / 4 Night Package

29 May - 24 Jun, 2017 25 Jun - 30 Jul, 2017 31 Jul - 24 Aug, 2017 25 Aug - 13 Oct, 2017

$3,226
$2,917
$3,226
$3,580

$4,603
$4,139
$4,603
$5,134

$2,961
$2,635
$2,961
$3,282

$2,076
$1,811
$2,076
$2,248

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 16 - 8 yrs, rate is based on sharing a room with 2 adults (minimum age 8 years)

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